Wes Lunt

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Wes Lunt
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No. 3
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-07) October 7, 1993 (age 26)
Springfield, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Rochester (IL)
College:Illinois
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Weston Lunt (born October 7, 1993) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for the Illinois Fighting Illini.

High school[edit]

During his junior season at Rochester High School in 2010, Lunt led the Rockets to a perfect 14-0 record with a 24-7 victory in the 2010 4A IHSA Football Championship over Alleman High School in Champaign, Illinois at Memorial Stadium.[1][2]

During his senior season, Lunt completed 253-for-346 (73%) of his passes, and threw 3,651 yards, 31 TDs, and 4 INTs in 10 games in 2011. This gave Lunt career numbers of 478-for-664 (72%) completions, 7,418 yards, 65 TDs, and 8 INTs.[3] In 2011, Lunt led the Rockets to a second straight 4A IHSA Football Championship with a 42-39 victory in the over Richmond-Burton Community High School at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. In the state title game, Lunt set an Illinois state title game record, throwing for 506 total yards.[4] In fact, he started a state championship streak that lasted until 2015, winning the Rockets 5 State Championship in row.

Lunt committed to play at the Oklahoma State University saying that he probably would have ended up at the University of Illinois if Reilly O'Toole had not already committed to play at Illinois. Ironically, Lunt would end up transferring to Illinois after his freshman season in Stillwater, Oklahoma where he would become teammates with O'Toole.[5]

Lunt was named a member of the 2011 Illinois All-State Team as selected by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, News-Gazette, and the Illinois Football Coaches Association. Lunt was also selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix. He was also named the 2011 News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Wes Lunt
QB
Rochester, IL Rochester (IL) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jun 19, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 21 (QB)   Rivals: 7 (QB)  247Sports: 12 (QB)  ESPN: 42 (QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Oklahoma St. Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  • "2012 Oklahoma St. Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  • "Oklahoma State Cowboys". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.

College career[edit]

Oklahoma State[edit]

As a true freshman at Oklahoma State University in 2012, Lunt was named the starting quarterback to open the season. He became the first true freshman to start an opening game for Oklahoma State since 1950 and the first true freshman to start a game since Tone Jones in 1993.[6] Overall, he played in six games and started five, completing 81 of 131 passes for 1,108 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Illinois[edit]

After his freshman season, Lunt transferred to the University of Illinois.[7] After sitting out the 2013 season due to transfer rules, Lunt was named the starting quarterback for the 2014 season.[8][9] In the October 4 game at home against Purdue, Lunt was removed from the game with an apparent leg injury. Upon further tests, it was revealed that Lunt had suffered a fractured fibula in his left leg. The injury kept Lunt sidelined from athletic activities for a few weeks.[10][11]

Statistics[edit]

Lunt's college statistics were as follows:[12]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB rating Att Yards Avg TD
2012 81 131 1,108 61.8 6 7 137.3 1 -6 -6.0 0
Illinois Fighting Illini
2013
Redshirt
2014 153 241 1,763 63.4 14 3 142.9 16 -80 -5.0 0
2015 270 481 2,761 56.1 14 6 111.5 24 -153 -6.4 1
2016 127 232 1,376 54.7 8 3 113.4 20 -65 -3.3 0
NCAA career totals 631 1,085 7,008 58.2 42 19 121.7 61 -304 -5.0 1

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
222 lb
(101 kg)
4.87 s 1.69 s 2.81 s 4.44 s 7.28 s 29.5 in
(0.75 m)
9 ft 1 in
(2.77 m)
All values are from Illinois' Pro Day[13]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Lunt signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2017.[14] On July 28, 2017, he was waived by the Vikings.[15]

Following his brief stint in the NFL, Lunt currently works as an insurance consultant at Troxell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pioneers ready for another shot against Rochester". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Boys Football State Final Results — 2010-11". IHSA. November 26, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Wes Lunt -- Tribune high school all-state team". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Skrbina, Paul (November 25, 2011). "4A football state final, Rochester holds off Richmond-Burton". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "76th N-G All-State Football Team: Wes Lunt, Player of the Year". News-Gazette. November 24, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lunt Named Starting Quarterback". www.okstate.com. Oklahoma State University. April 26, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  7. ^ Joe Schad (June 17, 2013). "QB Wes Lunt decides on Illinois". www.espn.go.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  8. ^ David Mercer (August 20, 2014). "Illinois names Oklahoma State transfer Lunt starting QB". www.foxsports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Illinois names Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt starting QB". www.si.com. Sports Illustrated. August 20, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Lunt Suffers Leg Fracture in Purdue Game". Illinois DIA. October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Illinois QB Wes Lunt suffers broken leg, to miss at least a month". Fox Sports. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Wes Lunt". www.sports-reference.com. USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  13. ^ *Wes Lunt | Illinois, QB : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
  14. ^ "Vikings Agree To Terms With 13 Rookie Free Agents". Vikings.com. May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  15. ^ "Vikings Sign Stanford LB Noor Davis". Vikings.com. July 28, 2017.

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