Javin Hunter

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Javin Hunter
Date of birth (1980-05-09) May 9, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Detroit, Michigan
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Notre Dame
NFL draft 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick 206
Career history
As player
2002–2005 Baltimore Ravens
2006 San Francisco 49ers
2008 Team Michigan
Career stats

Javin Hunter (born May 9, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver from the University of Notre Dame, Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.


Hunter attended high school at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where he was a 3-time All-State and USA Today Honorable Mention All-American basketball player while teaming with former Miami Heat player and Duke standout Shane Battier for three straight state basketball championships. In football, he was a first team Parade prep All-American, USA Today second-team All-American, rated 34th best player nationally by The Sporting News and 37th best player by Chicago Sun-Times. Hunter was also rated one of the top 100 players in the country by the Dallas Morning News, PrepStar and Street and Smith magazine. He then attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was the school's leading receiver in 2001. He was also a walk-on member on the Irish basketball team in his freshman year under former NBA coach John Macleod.[1] Hunter's father was James Hunter, a former all-pro defensive back for the Detroit Lions from 1976-1982.[1]

NFL career[edit]

Although drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2002, Hunter's career was cut short due to various injuries. Hunter first showed promise as a rookie scoring two touchdowns, including one on a 99-yard kick return against the New York Jets. Hunter was named one of ten rookies to watch for the 2002 season by The Sporting News. He finished the 2002 season playing in 12 games 4 of them starts, picking up 35 yards on 5 receptions and 4 kick returns for 105 yards including a 63-yard return against the Indianapolis Colts, for a 26.3 yard average. The next year, Hunter tore his Achilles tendon and missed the entire season. In September 2005, Hunter made the switch to cornerback from wide receiver. However, after an injury during camp he was waived with an injury settlement by the Ravens.[2] Hunter was then picked up by the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hunter has a son with former Notre Dame and WNBA point guard Niele Ivey.