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Hayden Hunt
Hayden  Hunt

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
P

Experience:
3L

Major:
Political Science


11/29/2016

8 Rams earn All-Mountain West recognition

Gallup, Hunt, Zerblis named to first team

11/11/2016

Hunt named Ray Guy Award semifinalist for 2nd year in a row

Senior 1 of 10 semifinalists; finalists will be announced Nov. 22

10/16/2016

Recap: Comeback comes up short against 15th-ranked Broncos

Rams score 20 points, recover 2 on-side kicks in final 5 minutes

09/24/2016

Recap: Comeback bid falls short as Rams take 31-24 loss at Minnesota

Rams conclude non-conference play with 2-2 record

09/12/2016

Hunt earns weekly honor by Ray Guy Award

Senior named Punter of the Week for 2nd time

11/28/2016

CSU Football at San Diego State

CSU's regular-season finale at San Diego State, a 63-31 victory - 11/26/16 [Photos by Don Reichert]

11/05/2016

Colorado State Football vs. Fresno State

Colorado State (37) vs. Fresno State (0) on Nov. 5, 2016 (Photos by Don Reichert)

10/22/2016

CSU Football at UNLV

CSU football at UNLV - 10/22/16 [Don Reichert]

10/22/2016

CSU Football at UNLV

CSU football at UNLV - 10/22/16 [Photos by Abbie Parr]

10/09/2016

CSU Football vs. Utah State

CSU Football vs. Utah State - 10/8/16 [Photos by Don Reichert]

Career Highs
  • Long Punt: 73- Minnesota, 2015
  • Most Punts: 10- Hawaii, 2013
  • Avg. Punt Yards: 54.5- Colorado, 2014
Only punter named to ESPN's Preseason All-America team.

2016 (Senior): 
Named first-team All-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media and was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award... has played in all 12 games, punting the ball 50 times for an average of 44.3 yards with a team net of 40.9, which leads the MW and ranks 10th in FBS... has had 22 of his 44 punts (50.0%) downed inside the 20-yard line, with just two touchbacks (4.5%)... has converted two successful fake punts, one on a 19-yard pass and another on a 6-yard rush, and two successful onside kicks... has served as the holder field goals and PATs.
  • Recorded a 59-yard punt in a win over UTSA (Sept. 10)
  • His lone punt of the day in a win over UNC (Sept. 17) was a 51-yarder that was downed on the 1-yard line
  • Completed a 29-yard pass to Braylin Scott on a fake punt in the fourth quarter against Minnesota (Sept. 24)
  • Converted his second fake punt of the season on a 6-yard rush against Utah State (Oct. 8)
  • Punted seven times against Boise State (Oct. 17), with four landing inside the 20-yard line, including a 59-yard bomb
  • Successfully converted two onside kicks against Boise State (Oct. 17)
  • Boomed a then-season-high 61-yard punt in a win over UNLV (Oct. 22)
  • Longest punt of the season (66 yds) came vs. New Mexico (Nov. 19)
2015 (Junior): Named one of three finalists for the prestigious Ray Guy Award, presented annually to college football's most outstanding punter... Attended annual Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Atlanta Dec. 9-10... Earned second-team All-America honors from USA Today and first-team recognition from Pro Football Focus... Second team All-Mountain West by vote of conference coaches and media.
  • Played in 11 games, punting the ball 52 times for an average of 46.0 yards, fifth-best in FBS.
  • Net punting average of 41.96 ranked fourth in FBS, and led the nation for much of the year... Average was third-best in CSU history.
  • His punt of 73 yards against Minnesota (9/12) was the seventh-longest punt in the nation in 2015 and eighth-longest in CSU history... Named Ray Guy Award Player of the Week (9/14).
  • Had just one touchback in 52 punts, tied for the nation's lead (1.9 percent).
  • Nearly half of his punts were downed inside opponents' 20-yard line (46.2 percent)... Figure ranked first among 10 Ray Guy Award semifinalists.
  • Kicked 15 punts at least 50 yards (28.8 percent).
  • Forced 18 fair catches (34.6 percent)
  • At UTSA (9/26), had a punt travel 56 yards and go out of bounds at the 2-yard line, which set up a safety two plays later... CSU won the game by two points.
  • Had a punt downed at the 1-yard line vs. Air Force (10/17), resulting in a quick punt and CSU touchdown.
  • Had a booming punt that traveled 67 yards in the air at Wyoming (11/7), being marked down at the 5-yard line... Three plays later, the Cowboys turned the ball over.
  • Was not needed against Savannah State (9/5) and at New Mexico (11/21).
  • National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter 2015 Special Teams Player of the Year.
  • Season team captain by vote of coaching staff and team.
  • Earned 2015 Academic All-Mountain West honors for the second time.
2014 (Sophomore): Earned honorable mention All-Mountain West, punting 51 times for an average of 43.8 yards per punt, which ranked 18th nationally... Named a candidate for the Ray Guy Award for the second year in a row... Placed 14 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line and registered just four touchbacks... 13 punts traveled longer than 50 yards, including a long of 63... Earned 2014 Academic All-Mountain West honors.

2013 (Freshman): Was used 68 times with an average of 41.9 yards per punt... Boomed 13 punts 50-plus yards and dropped 14 inside opponents' 20-yard line, with a long of 69 yards... Had just four touchbacks.
  • In his first collegiate game, vs. Colorado (9/1), punted a then-career-long 69-yarder late in the third quarter.
  • During a road win at Hawai’i (10/26), punted the ball 10 times, four of which landed inside the Rainbow Warriors’ 20-yard line.
  • In a home victory over Nevada (11/9), recorded a personal best with a punt average of 53.0 yards per kick on two attempts... Earned College Football Performance Awards Punter of the Week honorable mention.
  • Was added to the midseason Ray Guy Award watch list.
2012 (Redshirt): Redshirted during his first collegiate season.

High School:
  • Is a 2012 graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.
  • 2011 ESPN L.A. South All-Region selection.
  • Named teams’ special teams MVP.
  • Holds school record for longest field goal.
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Chapter Scholar Athlete Award.
  • Also lettered four years in baseball, earning all-conference honors each year... As captain and leadoff hitter, led the Jackrabbits to their first uncontested league championship since 1968.
  • Head football coach was Raul Lara.
  • Played with eventual CSU teammates Tomas Rivera and Eli Edwards.
Personal: Born June 9, 1993 in Long Beach, Calif. ... Parents are Andrew and Renee Hunt... Has one younger sister, Clara... Majoring in political science with minors in history and business administration.

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