Michael Hunter (American football)

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Michael Hunter
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Hunter with the New York Giants in 2017.
New York Giants
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-19) April 19, 1993 (age 25)
Monroe, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:West Monroe
(West Monroe, Louisiana)
College:Oklahoma State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Reserve/Future
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:4
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Dewayne Hunter Jr. (born April 19, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Indiana prior to transferring to Oklahoma State. He was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Hunter attended West Monroe High School where he lettered four times in football, he also lettered in basketball and track & field. He also had a 4.0 Grade point average (GPA). He was a member of the All-northeast Louisiana and All-district teams as a junior and senior. As an All-state cornerback, he recorded 44 tackles, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, one interception and five passes defensed as a senior in 2010. He was also a member of the academic All-state team as well. He was ranked the 81st best cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com.[1]

College career[edit]

Hunter then attended Indiana University where he majored in exercise science.

As a freshman in 2011 he appeared in all 12 games with three starts. He recorded 13 tackles (nine solo) with passes defensed. As a sophomore in 2012, he redshirt. In 2013, as a redshirt sophomore, he started all 12 games. For the season he recorded 42 tackles (34 solo), three tackles-for-loss, one interception, seven passes defensed and once forced fumble. He was nan All-Big Ten academic selection. As a redshirt junior in 2014, he started all 12 games. He recorded 36 tackles (29 solo), 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one interception and five passes defensed. Again he was an academic All-Big Ten selection.[1]

After graduating with a degree in exercise science from Indiana, he transferred to Oklahoma State University.[2] In 2015, he appeared in 10 games and recorded 20 tackles (18 solo), one tackle-for-loss, one pass defensed and two interceptions.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 78 in
(1.83 m)
186 lb
(84 kg)
4.40 s 1.58 s 2.58 s 4.29 s 7.27 s 38 12 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
17 reps
All values from Oklahoma State pro day.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Hunter signed with the New York Giants in May 2016.[3] He was released on October 11, 2016.[4] He was re-signed to a reserve/futures contract on January 9, 2017.[5]

On October 17, 2017, Hunter was waived/injured by the Giants after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 6 and was placed on injured reserve.[6] He was released on October 23, 2017.

New York Jets[edit]

On November 11, 2017, Hunter was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad.[7] He was released on November 24, 2017.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On November 29, 2017, Hunter was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on December 19, 2017.[9]

On September 1, 2018, Hunter was waived by the Broncos.[10]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On September 18, 2018, Hunter was signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.[11] He was released on October 9, 2018.[12]

Houston Texans[edit]

On December 26, 2018, Hunter was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad.[13]

New York Giants (second stint)[edit]

On January 17, 2019, Hunter signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Michael Hunter bio". OKState.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Trotter, Jake (February 4, 2015). "CB Michael Hunter to Oklahoma State". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Michael Hunter, DS #53 CB, Oklahoma State". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Eisen, Michael (October 11, 2016). "Giants sign DB Coty Sensabaugh, promote CB Deontae Skinner from practice squad". Giants.com.
  5. ^ "Giants Sign 10 Players To Futures Deals Including QB Keith Wenning & WR Kevin Norwood". January 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (October 17, 2017). "Giants end Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's suspension". Giants.com.
  7. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (November 11, 2017). "Jets Promote WR-KR Natson, Waive DL Stinson". NewYorkJets.com.
  8. ^ "Report: Broncos sign CB Michael Hunter to practice squad". 247sports.com. November 29, 2017.
  9. ^ DiLalla, Aric (December 19, 2017). "Broncos place OLB Shane Ray on injured reserve, sign Michael Hunter". DenverBroncos.com.
  10. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2018). "Broncos trim roster to 53 players". DenverBroncos.com.
  11. ^ Brown, Chris (September 18, 2018). "Bills elevate CB Ryan Lewis to active roster". BuffaloBills.com.
  12. ^ Brown, Chris (October 9, 2018). "Bills sign veteran QB Derek Anderson". BuffaloBills.com.
  13. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign ILB Tyrell Adams". HoustonTexans.com. December 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Eisen, Michael (January 17, 2019). "Giants sign CB Michael Hunter to reserve/future contract". Giants.com.

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