26  Cory Hunter
Cory  Hunter



High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Running Back



Pirates Begin Spring Practice, Open American Conference Era

ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen


Spring Football Notebook No. 15

Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage


Spring Football Notebook No. 12

Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage


Spring Football Notebook No. 8

Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage


Spring Football Notebook No. 7

Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Will enter senior campaign vying for significant action at ECU’s multi-pronged running back position … Efforts and game-day experience as a junior marked a successful return from a serious right knee injury suffered early during the 2013 season (and kept him sidelined for 10 months) … A walk-on whose hard work and commitment as a scout team participant initially resulted in a depth chart position in the backfield two years ago … Formally listed as Chris Hairston’s top backup to open the 2015 season, but coaches feel he will impact backfield depending on different sets or alignments … Athleticism and attitude could also enable added exposure on various Pirate special teams squads, similar to 2014 … In all, has played in 16 career contests and rushed for 45 yards … Picked up two yards on four carries during the first spring scrimmage on March 28 … Added 16 yards on three rushes during the second outing (April 11) … Did not play in Purple-Gold Game because of a head injury … Rates as a “freak” in strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors’ power quotient … Turned in impressive lifts of 390 pounds (bench press), 550 (back squat), 380 (power clean) and 320 (push jerk) during spring testing … Has a flexibility rating of 17.25, which also ranks as tops among ball-carriers … Booked jumps of 32.5” (vertical) and 9’6” (broad), while producing pro shuttle time of 4.17.

2014: Appeared in all 13 games on special teams and in a reserve running back role ... Carried the ball seven times for 18 yards (2.6 ypr) ... Scored first career TD at Tulsa on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter to help the Pirates to a pivotal 49-32 American Athletic Conference road win ... Had a pair of season-long runs of seven yards at Virginia Tech and Temple ... Booked a season-high two rushes on a pair of occasions (vs. N.C. Central in season opener and again vs. Virginia Tech) … Picked up four yards on a single carry against Southeastern Conference member South Carolina … Did not record any stats against North Carolina, SMU, USF, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Tulane, UCF or Florida (Birmingham Bowl).

2013: Played in three games before suffering a season-ending right knee injury following the Virginia Tech contest … In addition to the Hokies, experienced action against Old Dominion and Florida Atlantic … Rushed for 27 yards on seven carries and made four catches out of the backfield for 17 yards … Picked up a season-high 11 yards on three attempts vs. the Owls after opening the year with seven yards on two carries against the Monarchs … Followed up FAU effort with nine yards on just two runs against Virginia Tech … Caught two passes each against ODU (eight yards) and FAU (nine) … Longest rush of the year was a seven-yarder against the Hokies … Had an eight-yard reception vs. the Owls a week earlier to account for a personal long.

2012: Earned roster position as a walk-on after the conclusion of preseason camp, but did not experience game-day action … A reliable scout team performer on ECU’s developmental roster.

High School: A three-year letterman and team captain for coach Ryan Habich at Fuquay-Varina High School … Earned 4AA All-State honors as a senior and junior … Selected as a conference player-of-the-year in 2010 and helped squad to three-straight league titles … Also picked up varsity letters in track (discus, 4x1 relay).

Personal: Full name is Coryatt J. Hunter … Born November 21, 1992 at Lakewood, Colo. … Major is management (accounting) … Earned ECU Honor Roll designation for work in the classroom during the 2012 fall semester … Father C.J. was a three-time All-American shot putter at Penn State who captured the 1999 World Championship (threw a personal-best 71’9” at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials after competing in the 1996 Summer Games).