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.
Hunt in December 2008.
|No. 54 – Edmonton Eskimos|
|Born:||January 10, 1986|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||248 lb (112 kg)|
|High school:||Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phillip and his wife Krystal have three children and they call Houston home during the offseason.
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