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Margus Hunt, DE

School: Southern Methodist  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Karksi-Nuia, Estonia
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 277 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Played in all 13 games, finishing with 31 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, one interception, two pass break-ups, three passes defensed and a pair of forced fumbles.
2011 Season
Named All-C-USA honorable mention... Was a dominant force in the BBVA Compass Bowl win, notching three sacks and five total tackles... Had 28 tackles, including 7.5 for loss on the year... Had a team-high four blocked kicks on the year... Blocked a pair of PATs in the season opener at Texas A&M... Recorded blocked field goals against UTEP and Northwestern State.
2010 Season
Started in 13 games at defensive end... Named to All-Conference USA honorable mention... Recorded three sacks, 45 tackles and 6.5 TFLs... Blocked three kicks... Notched two pass breakups and a hurry... Registered a sack and pass deflection against UAB... Notched three tackles and a sack at Rice... Blocked field goals at Texas Tech and Tulsa... Notched five tackles and two TFLs at Navy... Tallied half sacks against Marshall and at East Carolina... Blocked a PAT in the Armed Forces Bowl.
2009 Season
Set a new NCAA record with seven blocked kicks on the year, coming within one block of the NCAA record... Nearly doubled the old SMU record of four... Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking two field goal attempts in SMU's 28-21 win over defending C-USA Champion East Carolina, one of which led to a 65-yard touchdown return... Named honorable mention All-C-USA by the league's coaches... Earned a pair of ESPN Helmet Stickers on the year... Played in all 13 games... Improved throughout the season, making his biggest impact later in the season... Had four tackles at Marshall... Notched a sack in SMU's Hawaii Bowl win.
High School
Has been enrolled at SMU since the fall of 2007, training privately with SMU's world-renowned track & field coach Dave Wollman; Prep: Won gold medals in both the shot and the discus at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, becoming the first junior athlete ever to win a shot/discus gold medal double... The current world junior record holder in discus throw.
Majoring in Business.
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 32. Margus Hunt, DE, SMU: Hunt began the 2012 season atop Bruce Feldman's "Freak" list as the nation's top athlete and certainly didn't disappoint at the combine, posting a 4.62 in the 40 and tying all defensive linemen with 38 reps of 225 pounds at 6-8, 277 pounds. In the first round, you're looking for dominant traits in which coaching can turn into production. With some polishing, Hunt could be an extraordinary player. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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