Phillip Hunt
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    Phillip Hunt

    Hometown:
    Fort Worth, Texas

    High School:
    Dunbar

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 260

    Position:
    Defensive End

    Birthdate:
    01/10/1986

    Experience:
    4L

    Career | 2008 Game-by-Game | 2007 Game-by-Game


    • 2008 All-Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
    • 2008 All-Conference USA First Team
    • 2007 All-Conference USA First Team (Coaches)
    • 2007 All-Conference USA First Team (Media)
    • 2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Media)
    • 2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (Coaches)
    • 2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
    • C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13, 2008)
    • C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5, 2007)
    • C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov.13,2006)

    Finished as school leader with 34 sacks and set another record by playing in all 52 games during his career.

    SENIOR (2008)
    Leader of defensive front... Conference USA leader in tackles for loss and sacks... four multi-sack games... enjoyed two-sack games at Colorado State, at C-USA rival SMU and against Air Force during the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl... finished with at least 0.5 tackles for a loss in all but one of the 13 games... made 40 consecutive starts dating back to sophomore season... recorded four assisted tackles, including a half-tackle for a loss of a yard against Southern during the season opener... also broke up a pass against the Jaguars... Posted four solo tackles at Oklahoma State... finished with two tackles for a loss of 12 yards, including an 11-yard sack, against the Cowboys... posted five tackles, including four solo stops, at Colorado State... Recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards, including a pair of sacks against the Rams... posted four tackles, including three solo, and forced a fumble at No. 23 East Carolina... added two tackles for a loss of seven yards, including a 2-yard sack, against the Pirates... posted eight tackles, including five solo stops, against C-USA rival UAB... tied career high with three sacks for a loss of 25 yards against the Blazers. .. recorded two sacks for a loss of 19 yards and forced a fumble at C-USA rival SMU... finished with five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, with a quarterback pressure at C-USA rival Marshall... also assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard against the Thundering Herd... recorded two tackles, including one for a loss of four yards, and forced a fumble against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game... posted four tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss against No. 24 Tulsa... recorded eight tackles, including four solo stops, and added a 10-yard sack against C-USA rival UTEP... also blocked a field goal against the Miners... finished with an 11-yard sack at C-USA rival Rice. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Finished with two sacks for a loss of 14 yards and added a 10-yard fumble return against Air Force.

    JUNIOR (2007)
    Award-winning member of defensive front... team leader in tackles for loss, sacks and pass breakups... had at least one tackle for loss in all but two games... one of 12 players to start all 13 games... posted a 5-yard sack at Oregon during the season opener... recorded two solo tackles, including one for a loss of nine yards, at Conference USA rival Tulane... posted three tackles, including an 11-yard sack, against Colorado State during the home opener... finished with 1.5 tackles for a loss of 14 yards and a pass breakup against the Rams... recorded eight tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, against C-USA rival East Carolina... also added a sack assist for a loss of three yards and two pass breakups against the Pirates... posted seven tackles, including four solo stops, and added a quarterback pressure at Alabama... recorded eight tackles, including three solo stops, against Rice... added three tackles for a loss of 18 yards, including a 9-yard sack, with a forced fumble and three pass breakups against the Owls... recorded four tackles, including three solo stops, at C-USA rival UAB... added two tackles for a loss of 10 yards, including a 9-yard sack, and returned his first career interception eight yards against the Blazers... finished with three solo tackles and a pair of quarterback hurries at UTEP... recorded six tackles, including three solo stops, against SMU... added three tackles for a loss of 21 yards, including 2.5 sacks for a loss of 21 yards, against the Mustangs... also forced a fumble and broke up two passes against SMU... honored as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for that performance... recorded three tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of three yards, at C-USA rival Tulsa... also posted an assisted sack for a loss of two yards with three quarterback hurries against the Golden Hurricane... recorded a 4-yard sack with two pass breakups against C-USA rival Marshall... posted three tackles, including a sack for a loss of five yards, against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale. Texas Bowl: Recorded six tackles, including four solo stops, against TCU... finished with two tackles for a loss of 13 yards, including a 7-yard sack, against the Horned Frogs.

    SOPHOMORE (2006) One of only 10 players to start all 14 games, setting a UH single-season record... was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team by the media... also picked up Third-Team All-C-USA accolades from the head coaches... team leader with 12 tackles for a loss of 43 yards and eight sacks for 37 yards... ranked fourth in C-USA with his sack total... second on team with eight quarterback pressures... made seven tackles, including five solo, during the season opener at Rice... added three tackles for a loss of nine yards, including a 7-yard sack against the Owls... recorded three tackles with a pass breakup against Tulane during the home opener... posted two tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, against Grambling State... made four solo tackles at Miami (Fla.)... finished with four tackles, including a 4-yard sack, and added two quarterback pressures against UTEP... posted five tackles, including four solo, and added three quarterback pressures and a fumble recovery against UCF... recorded three tackles, including two solo, and added a quarterback pressure against Tulsa... posted nine tackles, including seven solo, with three sacks for a loss of 12 yards at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division... was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for that effort... posted four tackles, including a 5-yard sack, and broke up a pass at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch home-field advantage for the C-USA Championship game. C-USA Championship Game: Posted four tackles, including two for a loss of seven yards, and added a 6-yard sack against Southern Miss. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Recorded seven tackles, including four solo, with a 3-yard sack against South Carolina.

    REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005)
    Competed in all 12 games as a reserve... second on the team with six quarterback hurries... named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team... made three tackles for a loss of three yards at Tulsa... posted five tackles, including a solo stop, against Tulane... made one tackle, broke up a pass and added a quarterback hurry at Mississippi State... posted two tackles, including a 9-yard sack, against Southern Miss.

    FRESHMAN (2004) Sat out as a redshirt.

    DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL
    Helped team to a 6-4 finish... selected to the Coca-Cola All-Star Team... two-time selection as First-Team All-District.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Phillip Wayne Hunt, Jr.... born Jan. 10, 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas... son of Noni Roberts of Fort Worth... also recruited by Iowa, Baylor, Tulsa and Arkansas State... enjoys working out in his spare time... majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.

    Phillip Hunt's Career Bests
    Tackles: 9, at SMU (11-11-06)
    Tackles for Loss: 3.0, done six times; Most recently vs. UAB (10-9-08)
    Sacks: 3.0, vs. UAB (10-9-08); at SMU (11-11-06)
    Interceptions: 1, at UAB (10-20-07)
    Long INT Return: 8, at UAB (10-20-07)
    Forced Fumbles: 1, done five times; Most recently at SMU (10-18-08)
    Fumble Recoveries: 1, vs. Air Force (12-31-08); vs. UCF (10-28-06)
    Fumble Return Yards: 10, vs. Air Force (12-31-08)
    Long Fumble Return: 10, vs. Air Force (12-31-08)
    Pass Breakups: 3, vs. Rice (10-13-07)
    Blocked Kicks: 1 (field goal), vs. UTEP (11-22-08)

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