Get To Know Magus Hunt

With the 53rd pick in the draft the Bengals took Margus Hunt, a defensive player from SMU.

Hunt is originally from Karski-Nuia, Estonia, he came to SMU to further his track-and-field career as a discus thrower. That didn’t go as planed, he was unsuccessful, so he decided he’d give football a shot, still only a freshman.

In his first year at SMU, Hunt blocked seven kicks, one block shy of the NCAA record. Even though he had a fantastic first year, he said he still didn’t know a whole lot about the game. “I didn’t know what to do. I remember we went through a walk-through for the defense and the coaches called out for the first team and I just ran out there. I wasn’t on the first team; I was fourth-string or something. So I was kind of lost and enthusiastic.”.

That lost and enthusiastic kid started in every game as a sophomore.

Hunt is a 6’8, 277 pound “freak” said Bengals Defensive Coordinator, Mike Zimmer. Zimmer seems very fond of Hunt, saying that speed is his number one asset.

Many people are saying that Hunt was a steal of the draft, a great, but overlooked player. Many Bengals fans are excited to have him on this team and look forward to seeing what he can bring to the team in the future.


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