Phillip Hunt

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Phillip Hunt
Hunt in December 2008.
No. 97 New Orleans Saints
Position: Defensive end / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-10) January 10, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar
College: Houston
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Conference USA All-Freshmen Team (2005)
  • All-Conference USA Third Team (2006)
  • All-Conference USA First Team (2007)
  • All-Conference USA First Team (2008)[1]
  • Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)[2]
  • CFL All-Star selection (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2015
Tackles: 23
Sacks: 4.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at
Stats at

Phillip Wayne Hunt, Jr. (born January 10, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009, and played college football for the Houston Cougars. He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2009 to 2010, and the Philadelphia Eagles from 2011 to 2013.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

In 2009 Hunt was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Browns, but was released before regular season.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

After his release from the Browns prior to the 2009 season, Hunt signed with the Winnipeg franchise of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and spent two years with the Blue Bombers. In his first season, he recorded 11 tackles and three sacks, while he led the league in sacks with 16 the following year.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Multiple NFL teams gave Hunt interest and invited him to workouts, including the Eagles, which after the 2010 season signed Hunt to a three-year contract on February 11, 2011. Hunt tore his ACL during the Eagles' first preseason game on August 9, 2013. He was placed on injured reserve on August 28, 2013, and became a free agent following the season.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On August 6, 2014, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts, but failed to make the roster out of training camp and spent the 2014 season as a free agent.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On February 27, 2015, the Detroit Lions signed Hunt to a one-year contract. Hunt made the Lions roster out of training camp as a defensive end. [3] He was cut on October 8th, 2015.[4]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On November 23, 2015, the New Orleans Saints signed Hunt to a one-year $585,000 deal.


  1. ^ "C-USA Announces Football Coaches' All-Conference Teams". 
  2. ^ "C-USA Announces Football Players of the Year". 
  3. ^ Twentyman, Tim (February 27, 2015). "Lions sign pass rusher Phillip Hunt". Detroit Lions. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ Birkett, Dave (October 8, 2015). "Lions sign DT Kitchen, cut Phillip Hunt". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 

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