Robert Hunt
No. 68 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-25) August 25, 1996 (age 26)
Jasper, Texas
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:327 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school:Burkeville
(Burkeville, Texas)
College:Louisiana
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022
Games played:34
Games started:34
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Robert Hunt (born August 25, 1996) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns.

Early life and high school

Hunt was born in Wiergate, Texas before moving with his family to Fort Worth, Texas at a young age. His family moved back to the Wiergate area briefly before evacuating to Fort Worth after Hurricane Rita and another move back to the Wiergate area resulted in a third move back to Fort Worth after his family's home burned down. Hunt moved back to Newton County to live with his aunt and attended Burkeville High School after his freshman year.[1] He played basketball and football for the Mustangs.[2] Hunt committed to play college football at Louisiana over an offer from Houston.[3]

College career

Hunt redshirted his true freshman season. He was named the Ragin' Cajuns starting left guard after spring practice and started all 13 of the team's games as a redshirt freshman.[4] As a redshirt sophomore, Hunt started 11 games (nine at left guard and two at left tackle) while missing one game due to a suspension.[5] As a redshirt junior Hunt started all 14 of the Ragin' Cajuns games and was named second team All-Sun Belt Conference[6] Hunt only played in seven games as a redshirt senior due to a groin injury but was still named first team All-Sun Belt. He was invited to play in the 2020 Senior Bowl but was unable to participate due to his injury.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Wonderlic
6 ft 5+18 in
(1.96 m)
323 lb
(147 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
13
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Hunt was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 39th pick.[9] Hunt made his NFL debut on September 13, 2020 in the season opener against the New England Patriots.[10] Hunt made his first career start on October 11, 2020 in a 43-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, lining up at right tackle.[11]

References

  1. ^ "LOUISIANA RAGIN' CAJUNS' ROBERT HUNT 'KNEW GOD HAD A PLAN'".
  2. ^ Laskey, Chastity (March 30, 2020). "Robert Hunt: 5 things to know about the NFL Draft prospect, Ragin' Cajuns football lineman". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Burkeville's Robert Hunt signs on with ULL".
  4. ^ Buckley, Tim (August 24, 2016). "Gargantuan guard: Hunt ready to start". The Daily Advertiser.
  5. ^ "UL football: Back at tackle, Cajuns junior Hunt can't help but smile".
  6. ^ "UL's Robert Hunt named to Outland Trophy national watch list". The Daily Advertiser.
  7. ^ "UL football: Cajun NFL prospect Hunt to miss LendingTree, Senior Bowls". The Advertiser. December 16, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "Robert Hunt Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Wilson, David (April 24, 2020). "Who is Robert Hunt, the Louisiana-Lafayette OL drafted by the Dolphins with pick No. 39?". Miami Herald. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "Miami Dolphins make surprising lineup decisions in opener". Miami Herald. September 14, 2020. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Peloquin, Steve (October 12, 2020). "Former UL Football Star Robert Hunt Gets First NFL Start". ESPN1420.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.