MINERS

Pierce Hunter
7  Pierce Hunter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
National City, Calif.

High School:
Bonita Vista

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 235

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L

Hunter Bio Action 2009 (JUNIOR): Totaled seven catches for 79 yards (11.3 avg.) ... appeared in 10 games and started versus Rice ... played a larger role in the Miner offense over the course of the season, with six receptions for 70 yards over the final six contests ... had a pair of catches in two games (Tulsa and UAB) with a season-high 33 yards versus the Blazers ... tied his career-long with a 26-yard catch against UAB.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 11 games, garnering five receptions for 72 yards (14.4 avg.) ... posted a 26-yard catch at East Carolina ... recorded two receptions for 23 yards (long of 21) at Southern Miss ... reeled in a 17-yard catch versus UCF.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Recorded seven catches for 50 yards while playing in all 12 games ... had a nine-yard touchdown reception against Texas Southern ... top game was versus East Carolina when he reeled in two receptions for 16 yards, including his season-long grab of 11 yards ... had a 10-yard catch against Tulsa.

2006: Redshirted ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Two-time first team All-League and first team All-County academic selection at Bonita Vista High School ... recorded 41 catches for 686 yards (16.7 avg.) and eight touchdowns as a senior, and 45 receptions for 777 yards (17.3 avg.) and 10 scores as a junior ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Carl Parrick ... member of a 10-2, league title team as a senior ... played basketball all four years as a prep, earning All-League recognition as a sophomore and junior ... honor roll student ... he is left-handed.

PERSONAL: Parents are Marty and Benelia Santos Hunter ... has one brother ... father played for the California Angels in major league baseball ... full name is Pierce Benjamin Santos Hunter ... born 1/18/88 (San Diego, Calif.) ... Business Management major.

Pierce Hunter's Career Stats
Year GP Rec- Rec-Yd Rec-TD Rec.-YPC Rec.-YPG
2006 Sat out the year as a redshirt
2007 9 4 23 - 5.8 2.6
2008 11 5 72 - 14.4 6.5
2009 10 7 79 - 11.3 7.9
Total 30 16 174 0 10.9 5.8