Height /Weight: 6-2 / 215
Hometown: Brookline, Mass.
High School: Brookline HS
Previous School: Northeastern
Major: Heath Behavior Sciences
At Delaware: Second-year transfer from former UD rival Northeastern which dropped its program following the 2009 season…talented junior with outstanding skills…will battle for starting spot at outside linebacker while giving the Hens a big lift on special teams coverage units…great speed and biltzing ability…favorite to take over starting left outside linebacker position.
2010 Season: Appeared in 13 games as a key contributor on special teams and some defensive packages...overcame pre-season injuries and collected 13 total tackles, including a season-best four vs. Towson on Homecoming...was named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Massachusetts...collected two tackles, recovered a fumble and returned in 21 yards and intercepted a pass in the end zone to stop the final Minuteman drive...recorded one sack on the season, vs. Villanova...had another tackle for loss vs. Lehigh to up his season total to 1.5... member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
At Northeastern: Saw action at defensive back as a true freshman at Northeastern in 2009 for head coach Rocky Hager…twice was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week…earned the Huskies’ Co-Rookie of the Year award…appeared in final seven games as a starter and recorded 32 tackles, three interceptions, one sack, four tackles for loss, and forced two fumbles…intercepted passes vs. Holy Cross, New Hampshire, and Hofstra…posted season-high eight tackles vs. Massachusetts and added six against William & Mary…recorded a 14-yard sack against Towson.
High School: Played three years of varsity football at Brookline High under head coach and former Northeastern football letterman Laz Mitjans...manned the safety and wide receiver positions...named a Bay State All-Star his senior season...once had a nine-catch, 150-yard game with two touchdowns...also ran track for four years at Brookline High...played basketball for one season…played in Shriner’s All-Star game... member of the African American Scholars program.
Personal: Kyle James Hunte…born Feb. 14, 1991 in Boston…son of Alan and Roylene Hunte…health behavior science major with a minor in strength & conditioning at Delaware…has an older brother, AJ, and a twin brother Chad…Chad was a teammate at Northeastern and is a second-year player at Massachusetts…brothers will face each other for the second straight season this fall (Oct. 15 at Delaware Stadium)…Chad recorded 10 tackles and played 11 total games in a backup role in 2010…father lettered in football at Northeastern from 1978-81...mother also attended Northeastern…AJ wrestled at the University of Pittsburgh.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 4 vs. Towson, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive