Willie Hunt

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Willie Hunt
Personal information
Full name William Edward Hunt
Date of birth (1987-09-15) September 15, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Youth career
2005–2008 Francis Marion Patriots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Mississippi Brilla 30 (3)
2011–2013 Atlanta Silverbacks 53 (5)
2014 Tampa Bay Rowdies 12 (1)
2015– Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 26, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

William Edward Hunt (born September 15, 1987 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Pittsburgh Riverhounds.


College and amateur[edit]

Hunt grew up in Greer, South Carolina, attended Eastside High School, and played college soccer at Francis Marion University, where he earned numerous conference and regional honors as a standout defender, being named to the 2008 and 2007 PBC Presidential and FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic honor rolls. He scored four goals during his senior season, including the winning goal in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship game, and was named his team's MVP.


Undrafted out of college, Hunt spent played with Mississippi Brilla in the USL Premier Development League, before turning professional in 2011 when he signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks for their debut season in the North American Soccer League.[1] He made his debut for his new team on April 16, 2011 in a game against FC Edmonton and scored his first professional goal on April 30 in a 1-1 tie with FC Tampa Bay.[2]

After spending 2014 with Tampa Bay Rowdies, Hunt signed with USL club Pittsburgh Riverhounds on March 26, 2015.[3]


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