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Chico Hunter
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Chico Hunter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vicksburg, Miss.

High School:
Warren Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
02/12/1987

Experience:
3L

2010 (Sr.): An honorable mention All-Conference USA selection ... Posted 53 tackles, including 34 solos ... Tied for the team lead in special teams tackles with 16 (14 kickoff, 2 punt) ... Used primarily as the Golden Eagles' nickelback ... Registered season-best 10 stops against UAB (10/30) ... Added eight against Kansas (9/17) ... Produced 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack for eight yards against the Jayhawks ... Recovered a fumble off a Tulane (11/6) punt return ... Added an interception in the East Carolina (10/9) and Tulsa (11/26) games ... Posted six pass breakups ... 2009 New Orleans Bowl: Recorded four solo tackles ... 2009 (Jr.): Played in all 13 games ... Tallied 44 total tackles (25 solos and 19 assisted) and had one interception against Memphis (10/17) ... Had season-high six tackles at Kansas (9/26) and added five stops at Marshall (11/14) ... Had at least three tackles in nine games during the year in a reserve role ... Collected four stops against UCF (9/12), Virginia (9/19) and Memphis (10/17)... Made the fall semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... 2008 (So.): Started the first nine games of the season at safety before injuring his knee in the UAB game and missing the remainder of the season ... Still finished third on the team in tackles with 68 (44 solos and 24 assisted) ... Had six pass breakups to lead the team ...Tallied career-high 15 tackles against both Arkansas State (9/13) and Memphis (10/25) ... Had at least six tackles in six games ... Notched a half TFL against Arkansas State ... 2007 (Fr.): Saw action in 13 games ... Recorded 19 tackles, including 11 solos and eight assists ... Had one tackle for loss of four yards ... Also recorded 1.5 quarterback sacks ... Had one forced fumble ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team by the coaches and media ... Earned special teams' player of the week for the SMU (10/13) game by coaching staff ... Prep: Played for Coach Curtis Brewer at Warren Central HS ... Played only two games as a senior due to a torn ACL, posting 11 tackles, one sack and one interception returned for a touchdown ... Recorded 108 tackles (49 solos, 59 assists), five interceptions as a junior ... Also had eight punts for a 30.3 yard average during his junior year ... Recorded 88 tackles as a sophomore ... Mississippi Association of Coaches Second Team All-State as a junior ... 2004 Defensive MVP for Region 2-5A ... Vicksburg Post Defensive Player of the Year ... Helped Warren Central win back-to-back 2-5A district championships during his sophomore and junior years ... Helped Warren Central continue a 2-5A state-record 22 seasons with an appearance in the playoffs ... Also played basketball ... A two-star rating by Rivals.com ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ... Also recruited by Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and Ole Miss ... Personal: Son of Linda Johnson ... Majoring in radio and television production with a minor in coaching and sport administration.

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