Tony Hunt was a standout two-way player at T.C. Williams High School outside of Washington, D.C. Originally a committed to USC, Hunt decided on Penn State after Reggie Bush's commitment to the Trojans. It ended up being a good decision for both Hunt and the Nittany Lions.
Hunt rushed for 3,320 yards from 2003-2006 at Penn State, with only Evan Royster and Curt Warner having run for more. He was a key part of the great 2005 team that won the Orange Bowl, and made the program's transition from Larry Johnson much easier than it should have been.
Hunt would go out on a high note in his senior season. In the 2007 Outback Bowl, Hunt was named most valuable player. He would also be named most valuable player at the Senior Bowl All-Star Game in the lead up to the NFL Draft. Hunt would eventually be taken in the third round (90th overall pick) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately, Hunt was unable to break through on the Eagles depth chart behind Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter. While his NFL career may have been disappointing, Hunt will always be remembered for his impressive contributions to Penn State's teams of the mid-2000s.
Only 26 more days to go.