Darrell Hunter

Darrell Hunter

Player Profile


Middletown, OH

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 206

Defensive Back


Scouting Report
Physically-gifted cornerback who enters his third season in the starting lineup and possesses all the tools ... moving from boundary corner to field corner this season to replace NFL Draft Choice Alphonso Hodge ... physical player who possesses above-average size for the position and blazing speed ... former state track champion who is credited with the fastest 40 time in Miami Football history ... on the Thorpe Award Watch List for the nation's top defensive back ... ranked 32nd on a list of the top 100 NFL Prospects for 2006 in a list compiled by USA Today.

2004 Season
Second-team all-MAC honoree ... formed a shut-down corner tandem along with NFL draft choice Alphonso Hodge ... important part of a defensive system that left the corners in man coverage while the safeties were often brought up to help against the run ... totaled 30 stops on the year, including his first three tackles for loss ... tied for first on the team with two interceptions ... had a team-high four pass break-ups ... made three tackles and picked off a pass in Oct. 16 win at Buffalo ... set the defensive tone against Toledo (Nov. 2) by knocking down a pass and making an interception over the Rockets' first three possessions ... also made a tackle for a four-yard loss versus UT ... in on a season-high five tackles in Nov. 20 win at Akron ... also returned 11 kicks.

2003 Season
Started every game ... made six solo tackles in his first collegiate start at Iowa (Aug. 30), including twice running the Hawkeyes' Fred Russell down from behind on break-away runs to save touchdowns ... returned the opening kickoff of the Cincinnati game (Sept. 27) a season-long 38 yards ... made his first career interception at Buffalo (Oct. 11) ... was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting two passes against Ball State, including one he returned 64 yards for a touchdown ... recovered a red-zone fumble versus Kent State (Oct. 25) on the Golden Flashes' opening drive ... made an interception in GMAC Bowl defeat of Louisville (Dec. 18).

2002 Season
Saw action in all 12 games ... made seven tackles, including five solo stops ... broke up lone pass of the season versus Buffalo on Oct. 19 ... also returned two kicks and one punt on the year ... enjoyed a career-high three tackles on Sept. 28 at Akron.

High School
Three-year letterwinner for the Middies ... earned first-team All-Greater Miami Conference and all-district honors as a senior, pulling in 37 receptions for 677 yards ... coached by Eric Tudor ... was a member of his high school's 4x100 relay team as a junior that set the school and state meet record with a time of 41.36 ... averaged 17.0 ppg as a shooting forward on the basketball team ... earned a total of 10 varsity letters in football, basketball and track during his prep career.

Born Nov. 29, 1983 (turns 22 during the season) ... son of Darrell Hunter ... majoring in sport studies.