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Kendall Hunter

26-Year-Old Running Back – San Francisco 49ers

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Hunter didn't see the field in 2014 after tearing his ACL in training camp, but a full season of recovery and his name resurfaces in San Francisco’s backfield mix with Frank Gore gone. He has been a r...

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2015 ADP:  341.18

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 5' 7"   WT: 199   DOB: 9/16/1988  College: Oklahoma State  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Kendall Hunter Contract Information:

Signed a one-year extension through the 2015 season in November of 2014.

July 28, 2015  –  Kendall Hunter News

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Hunter (knee) was absent from the 49ers' injury report released Tuesday, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Kendall Hunter NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 22 SF 16 112 473 2 4.2 3 1 0 0 0 16 195 12.2 0 26 156 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 SF 11 72 371 2 5.2 2 0 0 0 0 9 60 6.7 0 12 165 0 0 0 1 1
2013 24 SF 16 78 358 3 4.6 5 2 0 0 0 2 13 6.5 0 4 81 0 0 0 1 1

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kendall Hunter Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 22 SF 16 4.9 5.9 5.4 7 30 19 4 0 1 12 7.5 6 1 0
2012 23 SF 11 5.0 5.8 5.4 7 34 13 5 3 1 5 5.0 0 0 0
2013 24 SF 16 3.4 3.6 3.5 5 22 12 1 0 0 1 3.3 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kendall Hunter – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

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Year Off ST
2012 170 20
2013 178 48
Kendall Hunter 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Dal
2 Chi
3 @Ari
4 Phi
5 KC
6 @StL
7 @Den
8 StL
9 @NO
10 @NYG
11 Was
12 Sea
13 @Oak
14 @Sea
15 SD
16 Ari

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Kendall Hunter  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 7"
Weight:   199 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
Cone Drill:   6.74 sec
Arm Length:   31.00 in
Hand Length:   8.75 in
Vertical Jump:   35 in
Broad Jump:   122 in
Bench Press:   24 reps
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Kendall Hunter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hunter, who missed last season with a torn ACL, is returning to form, according to GM Trent Baalke, reports. "He’s back to being Kendall," Baalke noted. "His speed is back to where it was pre-injury. He’s really had a fine offseason."

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Hunter continues to progress in his recovery from an ACL injury, reports.

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Hunter (knee) cleared waivers and was placed on the 49ers' IR, the Sacramento Bee.

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As expected, no team wanted to claim the injured running back with his contract expiring after this season. The 49ers have placed him on the injured reserve list and he will no longer count against the 90-man roster.
Hunter was waived/injured by the 49ers on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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After suffering a torn ACL last week, Hunter can now be claimed by any organization. However, he's only produced modest results in three seasons, averaging 4.6 YPC on 262 career carries. If he lands outside of San Francisco, though, an organization will be investing much in his recovery from a serious injury. In the meantime, rookie Carlos Hyde is the presumptive candidate to wrangle the 49ers' backup running back gig behind Frank Gore.
Hunter has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

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MRI results confirmed the 49ers' worst fears, ruling Hunter out for the entire 2014 season. Rookie second-round pick Carlos Hyde and 2013 fourth-round pick Marcus Lattimore (knee/hamstring) will likely be asked to fill the void behind Frank Gore. With the 49ers favoring a run-heavy approach and already expected to utilize multiple running backs, Hyde has an excellent opportunity. There's a much higher degree of uncertainty concerning Lattimore, who has yet to prove that he's fully recovered from the devastating knee injury he suffered back at South Carolina in 2012. LaMichael James and Jewel Hampton round out the depth chart at running back, and while the 49ers seemingly wanted James to focus on the return game, Hunter's injury may change that sentiment.
Hunter has had an MRI on his knee, and the 49ers are worried that the running back's injury may be significant,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

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Hunter sustained a leg injury Friday, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

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The 49ers haven't revealed the seriousness of the injury, but Werder's source within the team said it didn't look good when he suffered the injury. With questions abut Marcus Lattimore's health already being raised this summer, Carlos Hyde is looking more and more like the backup to own in San Francisco.
Despite the buzz surrounding rookie running backs, Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore, Kendall Hunter still has a shot at being the primary back up to Frank Gore this season, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Despite being undersized – 5-7, 199 – and fairly little-utilized by the Niners, Hunter's been a credible backup to Frank Gore for the last three years, averaging 4.6 YPC. Though he only carried 78 times last year, he took two for more than 40 yards and five for 20-plus, both career highs. A quick, well-balanced runner, his lack of elite speed hasn't stopped him from breaking off big runs. A July knee injury unfortunately derailed his 2014 season, which figures to provide added opportunities for the likes of Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore and LaMichael James.


At 5-7, 199, Hunter's been quietly effective as the backup to Frank Gore the last two years, averaging 4.6 YPC. His season ended prematurely last year, though, when a torn Achilles' tendon in Week 12 landed him on IR. He hopes to be ready for training camp but will have to compete with LaMichael James for backup snaps when he does return. If the aging Gore were to go down, Hunter likely would split the backfield duties with James.


Hunter didn’t receive a ton of work as a rookie, but played well when given the opportunity, attacking the hole hard and showing noticeably more speed than starter Frank Gore. However, San Francisco signed Brandon Jacobs in free agency and spent a second round pick on LaMichael James, so it’s a crowded backfield behind Gore this season. Hunter might have the most upside of the entire group, but he’ll need injuries to strike to be anything but a change-of-pace type back.


Hunter isn't a burner, but he's still an elusive and quick runner who's tough to track in traffic and is already being projected to be the 49ers' No. 2 running back in 2011. San Francisco’s backfield belongs to Frank Gore, but he's played 16 games just once during his six-year career and is coming off hip surgery. Hunter could make an immediate fantasy impact if Gore were again to go down. This team is going to run the ball a ton under new coach Jim Harbaugh.