April 6, 2020

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DITR: Hunter Amburn

By Josh Kirkpatrick

At 6’4 and 255 lbs Hunter Amburn is a strong and physical tackle. Hunter goes out and plays his hardest every down – leaving everything on the field. He works hard to keep his QB safe and will pancake any linebacker who even thinks about blitzing. Hunter does an amazing job pass protecting and has quick feet when he needs to slide. His hand speed makes it easy for him to beat defenders off the ball and his strength allows him to win any 1 on 1 battle. Hunter has good eyes and a high IQ; he sees blitzes developing and stops rushers before they can get to the backfield. Hunter plays passionately every snap, but off the field is a gentle giant. His friends and teammates know him as someone they can rely on in any situation.

How did you fall in love with football?

  • I grew up watching football with my dad but didn’t get a chance to play until middle school, so I was really excited when my first practice came around. I fell in love at the first snap – it was just so much fun. 

What are some of your core values?

  • There are lots of great values that the people around me have taught me, but my motto has been: “Do better. Work harder. Don’t break.”

How do you describe your style of play?

  • I’ aggressive and push myself to dominate the other players. I like close games and I get pumped when I’m forced to step up and do my job. I’m big and aggressive and try to be a monster on the field. I like to play a physical game where the

Do you have any NFL players you model your game after?

  • Connor Williams, JJ Watt and Larry Allen. I just love the big guys who go out and play hard but are also good guys off the field.

How do you lead your team?

  • I generally lead by supporting the coaches and doing what they say. I’m not a big talker, so I try to lead by example. I always try to get out there and be the best player I can be and hope my teammates follow.

What are your goals for the season?

  • We really want the three-peat. It would be awesome to get one more ring before I graduate. I’ve always loved playing in Jerry’s World, getting to play where so many legends have played, and I’d love to go back and experience that one last time.

What do you need to do to get to the next level?

  • I think I can always be more aggressive. I try to hit as hard as I can no matter how tired I am. I think that if I bring that type of intensity and mentality, I’ll be able to easily transition to the next level.