Akeem Hunt

Akeem Bernard Hunt (born February 22, 1993) is an American football running back who plays for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Purdue University. He also has played for the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, and Kansas City Chiefs. Hunt attended and played high school football at Newton High School. During his college football career at Purdue, Hunt rushed for 2,035 yards on 371 carries with 11 rushing touchdowns, six receiving touchdowns, and three kick return touchdowns.

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Akeem Hunt
No. 25 – Orlando Apollos
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-22) February 22, 1993 (age 25)
Covington, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Newton (Covington, GA)
College:Purdue
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards:228
Rushing average:5.1
Receptions:13
Receiving yards:99
Return yards:824
Total touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Akeem Bernard Hunt (born February 22, 1993) is an American football running back who plays for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Purdue University. He also has played for the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years

Hunt attended and played high school football at Newton High School.[1]

College career

During his college football career at Purdue, Hunt rushed for 2,035 yards on 371 carries with 11 rushing touchdowns, six receiving touchdowns, and three kick return touchdowns.[2]

Collegiate statistics

Source:[3]

NCAA collegiate career statistics
Purdue Boilermakers
Season Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns
AttYardsAvgYds/GTDRecYardsTDAttYardsAvgTD
2011[4] 332878.723.92140717324.70
2012[5] 423358.025.821320423986722.21
2013[6] 1234643.838.713834022462626.11
2014[7] 1739495.579.1648293248120.31
NCAA career totals 3712,0355.541.5111008416741,74723.63

Professional career

New York Giants

On May 8, 2015, Hunt signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.[8] He was waived with an hamstring injury on September 2[9] and was placed on injured reserve the next day.[10]

Baltimore Ravens

Hunt was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on October 13, 2015.[11] He was released by the team on October 20.[12]

Houston Texans

Hunt was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad on November 2, 2015.[13] He was promoted to the active roster on November 21.[14] On November 22, he made his NFL debut with two carries for four yards against the New York Jets.[15] Overall, he finished the 2015 season with 17 carries for 96 rushing yards to go along with six receptions for 39 yards in seven games.[16]

On September 3, 2016, Hunt was released by the Texans[17] and signed to the practice squad the next day.[18] On November 12, Hunt was promoted to the Texans' active roster.[19] He finished the 2016 season with 20 carries for 109 rushing yards and three receptions for 29 yards in eight games.[20]

On September 3, 2017, Hunt was waived by the Texans.[21]

Kansas City Chiefs

On September 5, 2017, Hunt was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad.[22] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16, 2017.[23] He appeared in 15 games, primarily on special teams, and recorded eight carries for 23 rushing yards and four receptions for 31 yards.[24] He was placed on injured reserve on January 2, 2018 with an ankle injury.[25]

Hunt was waived by the Chiefs on May 8, 2018 with a failed physical designation. After going unclaimed on waivers, he was placed on the physically unable to perform list.[26] He was released with an injury settlement on June 20, 2018.[27]

Orlando Apollos

In 2019, Hunt joined the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.[28]

References

  1. "Alumni Spotlight: Former Rams playing in the big league". Rockdale Citizen & Newton Citizen. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. "Akeem Hunt College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. "Akeem Hunt". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  4. "Akeem Hunt 2011 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. "Akeem Hunt 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. "Akeem Hunt 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  7. "Akeem Hunt 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. Eisen, Michael (May 8, 2015). "Giants sign six undrafted free agents". New York Giants. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  9. Eisen, Michael (September 3, 2015). "New York Giants announce first round of roster cuts". New York Giants. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  10. Valentine, Ed (September 2, 2015). "Akeem Hunt, Brandon Mosley land on Giants' IR". Big Blue View. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  11. Mink, Ryan (October 13, 2015). "Ravens Waive CB Rashaan Melvin, OLB Jason Babin". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  12. Mink, Ryan (October 20, 2015). "Ravens Sign Two Players To Practice Squad". Baltimore Ravens. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  13. Wilson, Aaron (November 2, 2015). "Texans signing former Giants, Ravens running back Akeem Hunt to practice squad". Ultimate Texans. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  14. Wilson, Aaron (November 21, 2015). "Texans promoting running back Akeem Hunt to active roster from practice squad". Ultimate Texans. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  15. "New York Jets at Houston Texans - November 22nd, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  16. "Akeem Hunt 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  17. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans down to 53-man roster". HoustonTexans.com. September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  18. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign 8 to practice squad". HoustonTexans.com. September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017.
  19. "Texans sign Akeem Hunt to active roster". HoustonTexans.com. November 12, 2016.
  20. "Akeem Hunt 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  21. "Texans claim Andy Jones, waive Akeem Hunt". HoustonTexans.com. September 3, 2017.
  22. Thorman, Joel (September 5, 2017). "Chiefs adding RB Akeem Hunt to the practice squad". ArrowheadPride.com.
  23. Smith, Michael David (September 16, 2017). "Chiefs cut C.J. Spiller again, promote Akeem Hunt". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  24. "Akeem Hunt 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  25. "Chiefs Injury Update: One Chief Returns, But Four Players Miss Practice". Chiefs.com. January 2, 2018.
  26. Williams, Charean (May 8, 2018). "Chiefs claim Alex Ellis off waivers, cut Akeem Hunt". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  27. Williams, Charean (June 20, 2018). "Chiefs reach injury settlement with Akeem Hunt". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  28. "Orlando Apollos Set Final Roster". Our Sports Central. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
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