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Kendall Hunter

Oklahoma State University
Running Back


Kendall Hunter has received several distinctions for his classroom work, including second-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2009, a spot on the President’s Honor Roll for a 4.0 GPA and honorable-mention Scholar-Baller in 2009 and 2008. Hunter is also a two-time recipient of the Oklahoma State Academic Achievement award and a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


A leader both on and off the field for the Cowboys, Hunter is likely to be named a team captain at the end of the 2010 season (OSU does not name captains until the final regular-season game). Hunter went to Oklahoma State without a prior history of academic success and low test scores, but is on track to earn his degree this May.


Hunter has helped with the Harvest II Food Drive, made numerous visits to pediatric cancer patients in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and he’s also been a guest speaker on leadership and hard work at local high schools in Oklahoma and Texas.


Hunter hopes to regain his form as a senior after injuries sidelined him for much of his junior season. In 2008, Hunter was a first-team All-American, first-team All-Big 12 and the seventh-leading rusher in the nation with 119.6 yards per game. He started just two games in 2009 but for his career, Hunter averages more than 6 yards per carry. He was named to The Sporting News’ All-Big 12 freshman team in 2007 and ranks 10th in school history with 2,633 career rushing yards. Hunter has also been blocked at 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash.