Wayne Hunter

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Wayne Hunter
No. -- Free agent
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-07-02) July 2, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Honolulu (HI) Radford
College: Hawaii
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 77
Games started: 25
Player stats at NFL.com

Wayne Hunter (born July 2, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii after transferring from Cal.

Hunter has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, and St. Louis Rams.

Early years[edit]

Hunter attended Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

College career[edit]

Hunter began his college career playing at California. He later transferred to Hawaii.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Hunter was drafted 73rd overall in 2003. He played three seasons with the Seahawks.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Hunter played one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006.

New York Jets[edit]

On March 23, 2010, Hunter signed a 1-year tender with the Jets worth about $1.2 million.[1] Hunter came to an agreement on a four-year $15 million contract extension on July 26, 2011 with the team, replacing Damien Woody. During the 2011 season finale against the Miami Dolphins, Hunter was involved about an argument with Santonio Holmes while the team was huddling. Holmes was benched for the game after the argument and the Jets would eventually lose the game plus miss the postseason for the first time in 3 years.

On August 23, 2012, head coach Rex Ryan made the decision to bench Hunter for allowing too many sacks. Austin Howard replaced Hunter at that time.[2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On August 27, 2012, the Jets traded Hunter to the St. Louis Rams for right tackle Jason Smith.[3]

On March 6, 2013, Hunter was released.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On July 1, 2015, Hunter signed with the Buffalo Bills.[4] Hunter was later released on July 21, 2015.[5]


  1. ^ G. "Hunter's deal worth about $1.2M". 
  2. ^ "Jets Right Tackle Wayne Hunter Benched; Austin Howard To Replace Him As Starter". CBS News New York. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Cimini, Rich; Chris Mortensen (27 August 2012). "Jets deal for RT Jason Smith". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Sessler, Marc (July 1, 2015). "Buffalo Bills sign veteran OT Wayne Hunter". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  5. ^ Alper, Josh. "Bills release Wayne Hunter". Retrieved 21 July 2015. 

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