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Phillip Wayne Hunt, Jr. (born January 10, 1986) is a Canadian football outside linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). 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.

Phillip Hunt
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Hunt in December 2008.
No. 54 – Edmonton Eskimos
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1986-01-10) January 10, 1986 (age 33)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL All-Star (2010)
  • 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]
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:23
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at
Player stats at


Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

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

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

After his release from the Browns prior to the 2009 season, Hunt signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 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 EaglesEdit

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 ColtsEdit

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 LionsEdit

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 8, 2015.[4]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On November 23, 2015, the New Orleans Saints signed Hunt to a one-year $585,000 deal. On May 9, 2016, the Saints released Hunt.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

On September 6, 2016, signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Phillip and his wife Krystal have three children and they call Houston home during the offseason.


  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.
  5. ^ "Former NFL DE Hunt signs with Eskimos". 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2016-09-07.

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