RB Akeem Hunt - Free Agent
|5-9, 189||Born: 2-22-1993||College: Purdue||Drafted: ---|
2017 Week 17 vs DEN (4 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Hunt looked like he was going to be the engine of the offense and was gaining good yardage on his touches before leaving the game with an injury.
2016 Week 10 vs JAX (8 / 52 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Forced into action due to injuries in front of him. Akeem Hunt was pushed into a prominent role as the lead back late in the game and he turned into instant offense. Hunt had 8 rushes for 52 yards and it was highlighted for with a 17 yard run on a 3rd and 16 to extend a drive late in the game. He also had a 30 yard gain wiped out due to a holding call. He also had an 11 yard run which was a key first down run when he got into the game. The Texans know they have to get Hunt into space to make him work and that is exactly what he did when he touched the ball today. He had two targets, one was knocked down that was a screen and the other was on a swing pass. Hunt continues to bring plays to the field and the Jaguars were not prepared for how much faster he was on the field than the previous two backs.
2015 Week 15 vs IND (5 / 26 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
The Texans are increasing Hunt's workload week to week and he had a big third down run for 21 yards int he opening drive. There were few touches left for Hunt and he had a 20 yard screen pass negated to a hold that would have been a first down. The Texans are trying everything to get Hunt into the open field to help the offense.
2015 Week 17 vs JAX (3 / 28 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)
The rookie back has cut himself a niche in the Texans offense and Akeem Hunt is proving to be a big play threat with the offense. Hunt had five touches on the day and averaged 13.8 yards a touch. He had a 55 yard reception negated because he did not get set prior to catching the tunnel screen. Hunt had a 27 yard screen pass, that is one of the few run successful this season, that flipped the field for the Texans. Hunt had a 25 yard run where he used his quickness to make people miss and break down a safety in the middle of the field to end a nice run. Hunt has big play capability and he is tapping into that with the chances he has been getting over the past month.