Tyler Hunt named to D3Football.com Team of the Week

Tyler Hunt
Tyler Hunt

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College rookie Tyler Hunt earned a spot on the Scoutware/D3Football.com Team of the Week at the kicker position for his play in Guilford's 24-10 victory over Catholic University Nov. 3.  The D3Football.com Team of the Week is an honor given to NCAA Division III football student-athletes who played their position better than anyone else for that week, as chosen by the website staff.  Hunt joins classmate Adam Smith as Guilford students named to the team this season.

Hunt earned his place on the team with a career-long 41 yard field goal in the first quarter, the longest by a Guilford kicker since 2006.  He proceeded to kick field goals of 30 yards and 19 yards, without a miss.  His three field goals in the team matched Guilford's school standard. Hunt also kicked one extra point, and punted three times for a 36.0-yard average.

On the season, Hunt is nine for 12 on field goals and 22 for 25 on extra points, for a team-leading 49 points.  His 1.00 field goal per game average is tied for 21st nationally and is first in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).  He has made five straight field goals, and his nine field goals on the year are good for sixth in school history.  Hunt is also the Quakers' primary punter and averages 36.6 yards per kick on 31 punts, with a long of 56.  He ranks fourth among ODAC punting leaders.

Coach Chris Rusiewicz's Quakers (5-4, 4-2 ODAC) are enjoying their finest season since 2007. Guilford has won four of its last five games entering Saturday's (11/10) season finale at league-foe Emory & Henry College.