March 29, 2007

Hunter is the little ball of hate

When Texas Tech received a letter of intent from Irving Nimitz product Victor Hunter two years ago, most fans probably thought they were getting a 6-foot-1, 230-pound tight end. Fast forward two years, and the Red Raiders have a 5-foot-10, 258-pound hard-hitting linebacker on their hands.

Hunter's true value generally shines through when the pads are on and he is able to use them to wreak havoc on his opponents. Through his two years in Lubbock, he has earned a reputation, and rightly so, as someone who makes things happen. Hunter might not always have the speed to get to the ball, but when he does, big things happen. Due to this aptitude for collisions, and his stocky stature, he has earned the moniker "The Little Ball of Hate."

However, with the opportunity for playing time on the horizon, Hunter is trying to show the coaching staff that he is more than just a big hitter.

"This spring, I'm just trying to show that I am ready to play," exclaimed the vibrant linebacker. "You know, I'm just trying to show that I know what I'm doing out there."

However, Hunter cannot deny that his ability to play the run outweighs his ability to drop into coverage.

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