MINERS

Jamar Hunt
87  Jamar Hunt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain View

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 260

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L

2007 (JUNIOR): Caught 12 passes for 135 yards off the bench ... established his season high with four receptions for 57 yards against East Carolina ... had two catches versus Tulsa, Houston and Rice ... scored a touchdown off a nine-yard pass from Lorne Sam against Houston ... also a standout performer on special teams with four tackles, including three versus Southern Miss.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Started three games and played in all 12 ... led all UTEP tight ends with 21 catches for 218 yards, scoring two touchdowns ... established a season-high with 62 yards receiving on two receptions, including a career-long 55-yard grab, against New Mexico State ... scored touchdowns versus San Diego State and Tulane ... collected three catches three times (against New Mexico, Tulane and Memphis) ... compiled 33 yards receiving versus the Green Wave and 32 against the Tigers ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Named an honorable mention Freshman All-America by The Sporting News ... competed in every game, making four starts ... fourth on the team -- and first among tight ends -- in receiving ... caught 27 passes for 258 yards (9.6 avg.) and two touchdowns ... season-high 10 catches for 88 yards versus UAB to become the first Miner tight end to catch 10 passes in a game since 1987 ... had four catches in three consecutive games (Marshall, Rice, Tulsa) ... had 39 yards receiving and a touchdown against Marshall ... first career catch was a six-yard touchdown reception from Jordan Palmer at New Mexico State.

2004: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First team All-East Valley selection on both sides of the ball as a senior at Mountain View High School ... played tight end and defensive end in high school, while also serving as a long snapper ... two-year varsity letterwinner ... member of a 14-0, state championship team in 2000 and a 12-2, district title squad in 2001, his senior season ... high school coach was Bernie Busken ... earned four letters in baseball (pitcher) and one in basketball (center) as a prep.

PERSONAL: Parents are John and Diane Hunt ... has two brothers and three sisters ... brothers Brent and Justin also played for the Miners previously ... Brent (1997-99) was an offensive lineman and Justin (2000-04) was a tight end ... wife's name is Lacie ... full name is Jamar Porter Hunt ... born 12/4/82 (Mesa, Ariz.) ... public relations major.