OSU's Kendall Hunter effectively expresses himself on and off the field
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Sunday, August 22, 2010
8/22/10 at 11:49 AM
It has been well-chronicled that Kendall Hunter is a tough interview. The OSU running back is concise to an extreme. While others might elaborate in response to a question, Hunter might respond with a "yes" or a "no" or even a head-nod.
He has a quiet nature, but teammates say he quite capably expresses himself on the field and off. And apparently, Hunter has no problems in the classroom. The senior from Tyler, Texas, is a two-time OSU academic achievement award winner and was an Academic All-Big 12 selection.
An education major, Hunter says he is on course to graduate "in December, or no later than May."
When the preseason all-conference list was released, Hunter was not included. In 2008, he was an all-conference performer and voted an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. He led the Big 12 in rushing by more than 30 yards per game. Last season, because of a foot injury, he was rendered ineffective.
In his typical style - in only seven words - Hunter issues a statement. In consideration of this year's All-Big 12 snub and the prediction of some publications that OSU will finish last in the Big 12 South, he says, "We have a chip on our shoulder."
Original Print Headline: OSU: Effectively expressing himself in all areas
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