Everything you need to know about the Miami Dolphins’ Robert Hunt

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Big guy becomes big news

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Robert Hunt, offensive lineman, couldn’t resist becoming a receiver on a screen pass Thursday night in the Miami Dolphins’ win over the Baltimore Ravens. In doing so, the 6-foot-6, 325-pounder became a viral sensation. Who is this marvel?

Youth

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Hunt was born in Wiergate, Texas, before moving with his family to Fort Worth, Texas at a young age. His family moved back to the Wiergate area briefly before evacuating to Fort Worth after Hurricane Rita, and another move back to the Wiergate area resulted in a third move back to Fort Worth after his family’s home burned down. Hunt moved back to Newton County to live with his aunt and attended Burkeville High School after his freshman year.

Caught some in high school

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Hunt said he played some receiver and tight end in high school at Burkeville in Texas.

HS hoops star

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He played basketball and earned 1st-team all-district honors at Burkeville during his junior and senior years.

College

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Robert Hunt played college ball at Louisiana-Lafayette. He started 45 games from 2016-19.

Offensive powerhouse

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He helped the offense rank first in the Sun Belt and fifth in the nation, allowing just 1.07 sacks per game, and third in the nation with 6.28 yards per carry in 2019.

Second-round pick

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Hunt was chosen 39th overall in the 2020 NFL draft.

Twitter handle

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He is Roberthandyhunt on Twitter and has less than 10K followers … for now.

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