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Reggie Hunt
Hunt while with the Roughriders
Born: (1977-10-14) October 14, 1977 (age 46)
Denison, Texas
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
CollegeTexas Christian
High schoolDenison
Career history
As player
2001Scottish Claymores
20022007Saskatchewan Roughriders
2008Montreal Alouettes
2009Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2003
CFL West All-Star2003, 2004, 2006, 2007

Reggie Hunt (born October 14, 1977) is a former professional gridiron football linebacker. He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Scottish Claymores as a street free agent in 2001. He played college football for the TCU Horned Frogs.

Hunt has also played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes.

Early years

Hunt attended Denison High School in Denison, Texas, and lettered in football and basketball.

Following high school graduation, Hunt attended Texas Christian University. As a senior, he won All-WAC honors at both safety and kick returner positions, and set the Horned Frogs single season kick return average record (34.1 yards). He finished his career with three interceptions, 271 tackles, and seven forced fumbles.

Professional career

Scottish Claymores

Hunt played a year of professional football with the NFL Europe Scottish Claymores in 2001. He finished the year with two interceptions, 30 tackles, and four forced fumbles.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Hunt was signed as a free agent by Saskatchewan on May 17, 2002. His job was to replace departed linebacker George White (who had signed as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders). He quickly solidified himself as a force in the Canadian Football League and was named a CFL All-Star in 2003, as well as a two-time CFL Western Division All-Star in 2004 and 2006. Hunt won a Grey Cup championship with the Roughriders in 2007. He once held the CFL record for most tackles in a single game (16). Simoni Lawrence of the Hamilton Tiger Cats broke the previous record of 16 tackles in one single game in 2019 with a total of 17.

Montreal Alouettes

On February 19, 2008, it was reported that he had signed with the Montreal Alouettes. Hunt dressed and played in 14 games with the Alouettes as well as the East Final and the 96th Grey Cup loss. After the Alouettes decided to start non-import Shea Emry at middle linebacker, he was released on June 25, 2009.

Edmonton Eskimos

Hunt signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on September 25, 2009, reuniting him with former defensive coordinator Richie Hall, but was released the following offseason.

Personal life

Hunt is the older brother of Aaron Hunt, a former defensive lineman in the CFL, having spent the majority of his six years in the league with the BC Lions (2006 - 2011). Hunt officially announced his retirement on October 26, 2011, by signing a one-day contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders so he could retire as a Roughrider. After retiring, he moved back home to Texas with and lives there with his 2 children.[1]


  1. ^ "Linebacker Hunt retires as a member of the Roughriders". Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2017-12-07.