Hunt Returns to Glass Bowl, honored as No. 7 on UT’s All-Century Football Team

October 22, 2017 | Athletics, News, Alumni
By Paul Helgren

A special guest made an appearance at the Rockets’ football game in the Glass Bowl Oct. 21. But he certainly was no stranger to Toledo fans.

Kareem Hunt, Toledo’s all-time leading rusher and a meteoric rookie for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, was back on campus along with fellow NFL rookie Treyvon Hester to witness the Rockets’ 48-21 victory over Akron on a sunny autumn afternoon.

Kareem Hunt waved to UT fans after President Sharon L. Gaber and Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien honored him for being voted No. 7 on Toledo’s All-Century Football Team.

Hunt also was presented with a framed photo commemorating his spot on UT’s All-Century Football Team during a break in the first quarter by President Sharon L. Gaber along with Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien.

Hunt was unable to attend the original ceremony Sept. 16 honoring the top 50 players in Toledo’s 100-year history. The University is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its football program, which was founded in 1917.

“It’s a great honor to be No. 7 on the All-Century Team with all those great players of the past,” Hunt said.

Hunt, who is leading the NFL in rushing and recently was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated,
is No. 7 on the All-Century Football Team. He rushed for 4,945 yards from 2013 to 2016 for the Rockets before he was taken in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

He is only the second rookie in NFL history, along with Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, to gain at least 100 yards from scrimmage in his first seven games.

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