2013 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Arkansas
Two-year starter at defensive end for the Tigers … Played in 38 games with 23 starts in three years at LSU … Started 23 straight games at defensive end … Opted to forgo final season at LSU and declared for the 2015 NFL Draft in January of 2015 … Picked in third round (88th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft … Finished LSU career with 142 tackles, 21.0 tackles for loss (79 yards) and 4.5 sacks (27 yards) … Added eight pass breakups, seven quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and scored on a 25-yard fumble return … Invited to NFL Combine in February of 2015 … First name is pronounced “Duh-neal”.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Played and started all 13 games for the Tigers … Finished fourth on team with 73 tackles, including 30 solo stops … Led Tigers and ranked 10th in the SEC in tackles for loss with 13.0 … Added 1.5 sacks, six pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries … Key component of LSU defense that led the SEC in total yards (316.8) and pass defense (164.2) and ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring defense (17.5) … Set career-high with 12 tackles against Auburn … Became the first LSU defensive lineman with double-digit tackles in a game since Glenn Dorsey had 11 tackles against Ole Miss on Nov. 28, 2006 … Opened season with seven tackles in 28-24 win over Wisconsin … Helped the Tiger defense limit Wisconsin to 32 yards on 19 plays over final 27 minutes of the contest as LSU erased a 17-point deficit to beat the Badgers in Houston … Had six tackles and a sack against Mississippi State … Scooped up a Dak Prescott fumble against Mississippi State and raced 25 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half against the Bulldogs … Was first LSU defender to score on a fumble return since Tyrann Mathieu did it on a 23-yard return in win over Kentucky on Oct. 1, 2011 … Had one of his best all-around games in win over Kentucky with six tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a QB hurry and three pass breakups against the Wildcats … Forced a fumble in victory over New Mexico State … Keyed LSU to upset win over third-ranked Ole Miss with nine tackles, including two for losses, in 10-7 win over the Rebels … Had six tackles in overtime loss to Alabama … Closed out season with nine tackles, including one for a 4-yard loss, against Notre Dame in Music City Bowl.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with 10 starts … Broke into the starting lineup in week 4 against Auburn and never relinquished role … In first start, had career-best eight tackles and a quarterback hurry in 35-21 win over eventual national runner-up Auburn … Opened season with four tackles and 1.5 tackles for 6-yards in losses in win over TCU … Had outstanding all-around game in win over Florida with seven tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups … Had six tackles against both Ole Miss and Furman … Closed year with four tackles, including a sack for a 4-yard loss, in win over Iowa in Outback Bowl … Had 1.5 tackles and three total tackles in regular-season finale vs. Arkansas … Finished year with 57 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss (32 yards) and 3.0 sacks (20 yards) … Added five quarterback hurries and a pair of pass breaksups.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in 12 games with no starts ... Saw action in every game with the exception of the South Carolina game … Finished with 12 tackles, including three solo … Most of his action came on special teams, including kickoff coverage … Had three tackles in win over Idaho and two stops in wins over Towson and Mississippi State.
An outstanding athlete on both sides of the ball at Morton Ranch High School … A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com and Rivals.com … Led Morton Ranch to their first Class 5A State Playoffs appearance … Tallied 63 tackles and seven sacks in his junior season … Recorded 30 quarterback pressures, 11 tackles for losses, four sacks and four pass breakups in his senior season … Had 108 total tackles in his career and posted 16 stops in his final high school game against Houston-Lamar … Caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown his senior season … Ranked as the No. 14 defensive end by Scout.com, No. 21 by Rivals.com and No. 34 in his position according to ESPN.com … Rated as the No. 37 player in Texas by Rivals.com and No. 56 by ESPN.com … Coached by Dave Meadows.
Parents are Kimara Bonitto and Ckeikh Ndiaye … Born Oct. 29, 1994 … Majoring in sports administration.
Total tackles: 12 vs. Auburn, 2014
Tackles for loss: 2.0, twice (Last: vs. Ole Miss, 2014; First: vs. Kentucky, 2014)
Sacks: 1.0 three times (Last: Mississippi State, 2014; First: vs. Texas A&M, 2013)
Pass Breakups: 3 twice (Last: Alabama, 2014; First: vs. Kentucky, 2014)
HUNTER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS