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2015 NFL DRAFT

Omar Hunter, DT

School: Florida  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Buford, GA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 318 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
76857-
Career Notes
Saw action in 56 games during his career as a Gator, starting 31 of those contests...Collected 111 tackles, 55 solo and 56 assisted,11.0 TFL, a sack, five pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.
2012 Season
Started all 13 games at nose tackle...Had his best season, tallying a career-high 40 tackles, 4.0 TFL and four pass breakups...Was the second-leading tackler among defensive linemen...Had three solo tackles against both Missouri and Florida State...Notched four tackles against Jacksonville State...Tallied four tackles, 2.5 of which were TFL...Recorded a career-high eight tackles against Kentucky to earn SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week...Made four tackles and had a pass breakup at Tennessee...Had two tackles in the first game of the season against Bowling Green.
2011 Season
Played in all 13 games of the 2011 season, making one start...Totaled 31 tackles, 2.5 for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Made his first start of the season against Ohio State in the Gator Bowl, recorded five tackles and his first career forced fumble...Registered a tackle against Florida State...Notched two tackles against Furman...Had four tackles at South Carolina...Registered a solo tackle against Vanderbilt...Had three tackles, including his first career sack, against Georgia...Notched a season-best five tackles at Auburn...Recorded four assisted tackles, including one for a loss, at LSU...Notched two tackles against Alabama...Against Kentucky, notched four tackles, one for a loss, and recovered his first career fumble.
2010 Season
Appeared in 13 games, starting six (Miami University, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and Penn State)...Had 23 tackles on the season...Also contributed to Florida's special teams on the punt and kick return units...Contributed two tackles, including one for loss, in Florida's win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl...Recorded four tackles, including one for loss vs. Florida State...Contributed two tackles in Florida's defeat of Vanderbilt...Recorded four tackles in the Gators' game vs. Mississippi State...Started and recorded a tackle in the Gators' game vs. Alabama...Had three tackles and one pass breakup and graded out a Champion vs. Kentucky. Also blocked Florida's first kick of the season on a field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter...Started in Florida's victory over Tennessee.
2009 Season
Played in all 14 games for Florida during his redshirt freshman campaign and started all but three games (11)...Recorded his first statistics as a Gator, with 17 total tackles (eight solo, nine assisted) and two TFL...Contributed to the Florida defensive effort as the Gators routed Cincinnati, 51-24, in the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl...Had two tackles for the Gators against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game...Collected three tackles in UF's victory over FIU in Gainesville...Notched the start at DT in the 41-17 victory over Georgia in Jacksonville, collecting two tackles...Grabbed two tackles in UF's winning efforts over Mississippi State on the road, giving him eight total tackles combined between MSU and Arkansas...Had a career-best day in the win over the Razorbacks on Homecoming, collecting six tackles, including 2.0 TFL...Secured the start at defensive tackle against Tennessee, and recorded the first tackle of his career as a Gator...Played in UF's game against Charleston Southern and secured one of the starting defensive tackle positions, the first of his career donning the Orange and Blue.
2008 Season
Dressed for eight of UF's games during the season and saw action in three, against Hawaii, Miami and Ole Miss, but did not record any statistics...Earned a redshirt.
High School
Parade All-American...EA Sports All-American...First-team Class AA all-state selection as a senior...Played in the Under Armour High School All-American Game...Ranked as the strongest player in the Under Armour All-Star Awards...Helped lead Buford to an undefeated season and a state title his senior year...Georgia Sports Writers' Association Class AA choice....Registered 93 tackles and seven sacks as a senior...Had 85 tackles, six sacks, a fumble recovery and 13 tackles for a loss as a junior...No. 37 in the ESPN 150 and ranked as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the position rankings...Rivals.com five-star recruit and No. 2 defensive tackle nationally...Received five-star billing and rated the second-best defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com...Coached by Jess Simpson.
 
Latest News
09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Omar Hunter, Nose Tackle, Florida...Hunter had a career-high and team-leading eight tackles (three solos) in Florida's 38-0 win against Kentucky. He helped lead a defensive unit that shut out an SEC opponent for the first time in 11 seasons (since 2001, def. Miss. State, 52-0). The Gator defense allowed just 60 passing yards and held the Wildcats to 4-of-15 on third down conversions. - SEC football

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