UTEP's Jamar Hunt Agrees to Free Agent Deal With Dallas Cowboys
April 26, 2009
UTEP tight end Jamar Hunt agreed to a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys following Sunday's NFL Draft.
The 6-7, 260-pound Hunt played in 47 games for the Miners over the last four seasons, totaling 91 catches for 978 yards and seven touchdowns. He also served as UTEP's kick snapper.
"I'm really excited for Jamar," UTEP coach Mike Price said. "I think he has a real chance to make the team. He has a lot of value. He is an excellent receiver, he's a big target, he can run and block and catch, and he also snaps the ball well. He has a legitimate chance to make the team and be a great plus for Dallas."
A native of Mesa, Ariz., Hunt followed in the footsteps of brothers Brent (1997-99) and Justin (2000-04) in playing for UTEP. He was third on the team in receptions (31) and yardage (367) as a senior, while scoring two TDs. Hunt had a season-high 86 yards at Buffalo and made at least one catch in 10 of 12 games.
He established his personal bests for receptions (10) and yards (88) versus UAB in 2005. Hunt was named an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News that year.
He was one of 12 Conference USA student-athletes honored with inaugural Spirit of Service Awards for his work in the community earlier this year. Hunt has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll each of the last four years for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.