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Tyler Hunter

  • Florida State Seminoles

  • Year: Junior

As a Recruit: Hunter was recruited from Lowndes (Valdosta, GA) class of 2011. He committed to Florida State on 3/12/2010.


  • Oct 8


    10/8/2013: Tyler Hunter had surgery on Tuesday. He will miss the remainder of the season. More

  • Sep 21


    9/21/2013: Tyler Hunter had 2 tackles in FSU's 54-6 victory against BCU.

  • Sep 21


    9/21/2013: Tyler Hunter suffered a neck injury against Bethune-Cookman.

  • Sep 14


    9/14/2013: Tyler Hunter had a tackle, 2 pass break-ups, and an interception he returned 27 yards in FSU's 62-7 victory over Nevada.

  • Sep 2


    9/2/2013: Tyler Hunter had 5 tackles in Florida State's 41-13 victory over Pitt.

  • Jan 1


    1/1/2013: Tyler Hunter had 3 tackles and a quarterback hurry in FSU's 31-10 victory over NIU.

  • Dec 1


    12/1/2012: Tyler Hunter had a tackle in FSU's 21-15 victory over Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship.

  • Nov 24


    11/24/2012: Tyler Hunter had 2 tackles in FSU's 37-26 loss to UF.

  • Nov 8


    11/8/2012: Tyler Hunter had four tackles and two interceptions in a 28-22 victory at Virginia Tech. He also fumbled a punt return, turning it over.

  • Oct 27


    10/27/2012: Tyler Hunter had 5 punt returns for 122 yards, including a 75-yarder for a touchdown in a 48-7 victory over Duke. He also had 2 tackles.

  • Oct 20


    10/20/2012: Tyler Hunter had an interception he returned 37 yards in a 33-20 win for Florida State at Miami.

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Year Tck TFL Sck PBU FF FR Sfty FRTD IntTD
2013 - - - - - - - - -
2011 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


2013 OUTLOOK: Versatile defensive back, who can play either safety or corner. Serves as a punt returner and a key contributor on special teams. Looks to expand on his role as the starting nickelback where his physical play and speed contributed to one of the top defenses nationally. Had offseason surgery and missed spring practice, but should also compete for a starting job at strong safety in the fall.

2012: Nickel back who played in all 14 games and made three starts...starts came against Boston College, Duke and Florida...tied with All-ACC first team defensive back Xavier Rhodes for the team lead with three interceptions...tied for eighth in the ACC in interceptions...had a monster game in FSU's road win on a Thursday night at Virginia Tech recording a career high four tackles and two interceptions, including one that sealed the win for FSU...first Seminole to pick off two passes in a game since Greg Reid did it versus Virginia in 2010...Hunter's first career interception came against Miami in another big Seminole ACC road win...returned his interception against the Canes for 37 yards, the second longest interception return by a Seminole on the year...second on the team behind Rhodes for tackles by a cornerback despite making just three starts...also returned eight punts on the season and averaged 15.8 yards per return...posted a career-high five punt returns for 122 yards against Duke which included a 75-yard return for a touchdown, which was the first of his career and tied for the ninth longest at FSU.

2011: Played in 11 games primarily on special teams as a true freshman...tallied three tackles, one each against ULM, Charleston Southern and Boston College.

PERSONAL: Fourth member of the Lowndes County High School football team to commit to Florida State in the last two years, joining Greg Reid, Gerald Demps and Telvin Smith...ranked No. 116 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 10 safety...rated the No. 33 safety by and the No. 43 safety by a three-star rating from 247Sports...No. 39 on the SuperPrep Georgia 83...No. 34 on the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 50 Recruits...his father, Brice Hunter, was a receiver and a University of Georgia legend before his untimely death in 2004...the elder Hunter was the Bulldogs' top receiver in the early 1990s and still ranks among the school's career leaders in several offensive categories...he played for highly-respected Lowndes County coach Randy McPherson...Hunter has run a 4.50 40 and boasts a 4.33 shuttle time...he chose the Seminoles over offers from Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee...born March 24, 1993.


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