- Sam Hunt
Sam  Hunt


Cedartown, Ga.

High School:
Cedartown HS

Last College:
Middle Tennessee State Univ.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215




Expected to contend for starting job at quarterback position for second straight season ... sat out 2005 season after transferring to UAB from Middle Tennessee prior to 2005 spring practice ... missed first week of spring practice last March, coming back from offseason surgery ... regarded as excellent runner.

2006: Played in seven games last fall, missing several due to injury ... made four starts in first half of season and also started in road contest at Southern Miss in November ... finished season with excellent completion percentage (58.5) as he connected on 48-of-82 passes ... passed for 655 yards and a pair of touchdowns during season ... did not start in season opener at nationally-ranked Oklahoma but came off the bench and nearly led the Blazers to an upset victory over the Sooners ... rushed for 65 yards on 15 carries in Oklahoma game ... hit 9-of-15 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown against the Sooners ... ran for 69 yards on 21 carries with a 22-yard touchdown run in win over Troy ... also hit 11-of-16 passes for 145 yards against the Trojans.

2005: Sat out season after transferring from Middle Tennessee and was redshirted.

AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE: Saw limited action in six games during 2004 season ... earned the team's "Blue Dawn" award during 2004 spring drills ... dressed for every game during true freshman season in 2003 but did not see any action ... took a redshirt year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cedartown (Ga.) High ... was named 2002 Co-Offensive Player of the Year by the Rome News-Tribune after leading Cedartown to the third round of the state playoffs... picked first-team All-State Class AAA all-purpose player by the Georgia Sportswriters Association and was a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... was also voted first-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... completed 98 of 182 passes for 2,030 yards and 20 TDs ... rushed for 810 yards and nine touchdowns ... also lettered in basketball and baseball.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 8, 1984 at Cedartown, Ga. ... son of Allen and Joan Hunt ... major is philosophy.