Robert Hunt: 5 things to know about the NFL Draft prospect, Ragin' Cajuns football lineman

Chastity Laskey
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Robert Hunt played four seasons for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team

Hunt redshirted his freshman year in 2015 and then went on to play 45 games for the Ragin' Cajuns.

Here is some basic information about Robert Hunt:

Height: 6 feet, 5 inches

Weight: 322 pounds

Age: 23 years old (Date of birth: Aug. 25, 1996)

Hometown: Burkeville, Texas

Here are five more things to know about Robert Hunt.

Robert Hunt suffered a groin injury his senior year at UL

Robert Hunt started the first seven games of his senior season for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, but he missed the second half of the 2019 season due to a groin injury. 

As a senior, Hunt was selected for the 2020 Reese's Senior Bowl and first-team All-Sun Belt Conference. Hunt did not play in the 2020 Lending Tree Bowl game with his team. 

During the 2018 season, Hunt played and started all 14 games. That year he was also selected to the All-Sun Belt Second Team. 

Hunt started and played 11 games his redshirt sophomore year in 2017. He started at left tackle for two games and left guard for the other nine. 

During the 2016 season, he started and played in all 13 games. 

Robert Hunt's family had to relocate after Hurricane Rita

UL offensive linemen Kevin Dotson (75) and Robert Hunt (50) bring both size and experience to the Cajuns' offensive line this season.
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UL offensive linemen Kevin Dotson (75) and Robert Hunt (50) brings both size and experience to the Cajuns' offensive line this season.

Hunt and his family evacuated Newton County after Hurricane Rita hit east Texas in 2005. He told Draft Network that he spent the next two years sleeping with five of his cousins at his grandma's four-bedroom house. 

The family relocated back to Wiergate when Robert was 11. According to Draft Network, his family relocated to a foreclosure his father found, which had rats in the walls and holes in the floor. 

The family then endured another disaster after the family home burned to the ground in December 2010, according to Draft Network. 

Everyone was safe and moved to Forth Worth. Hunt didn't plant roots, and the family moved back to Wiergate and he attended Burkville High School. 

“I was very blessed,” Robert said to Draft Network. “My family, my friends, football and the scholarship. No, I don’t feel like anything. I just feel blessed.”

Robert Hunt was suspended for a game after theft charges

Louisiana Ragin Cajuns Offensive Lineman Robert Hunt (50). Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

Robert Hunt was one of 13 Louisiana Ragin' Cajun football players that was arrested and charged with felony conspiracy to commit theft in April 2017. 

The players were arrested following an investigation into a Huger Hall campus theft incident that produced video evidence. The alleged victim was former teammate Artez Williams.

The original charge was then reduced to a misdemeanor of criminal mischief. The players also had the opportunity to have the charge eventually dismissed if they completed a pre-trial diversion program. The program included community service, drug testing and other requirements. 

Later that year, Hunt sat out of UL's non-conference game against Ole Miss due to the incident. UL coach Mark Hudspeth said that the suspensions were due to "violation of team policy."

The other Louisiana football players involved were Trey Ragas, Joe Dillon, Damar’ren Mitchell, D’Aquin Withrow, Matthew Barnes, Denarius Howard, Jordan Wright, Jarvis Jeffries, LaDarrius Kidd, Terik Miller, Levarious Varnado and Simeon Thomas.

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Robert Hunt's team only won two football games in high school

Hunt was one of 18 men on his high school football team. He said there were only 13 men available for some games. 

In 2018, he told the Advertiser that he only won two games during his entire high school career. 

In high school, Hunt played at about 270 pounds and played at whatever position he was needed. 

He played tight end and even ran a few routes as an outside receiver. He finally settled into the offensive line his senior year. 

The two games the Mustangs won during his entire high school career were both against Sabine Pass, one during his sophomore year and one during his senior year. 

Burkeville went 1-9 in 2012, 0-9 in 2013 and 1-9 in 2014 — Hunt’s three years, according to MaxPreps.

Robert Hunt played basketball in high school

Offensive lineman Robert Hunt is shown at UL football practice.

Hunt played varsity basketball during his junior year of high school in Burkeville, Texas.

He played 23 games and averaged 18.9 points per game at Burkeville High School, according to MaxPreps. Hunt also averaged 11 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists a game. 

He was also one of two captains.

The varsity team went 17-11 overall and 10-2 in the league. 

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Here is a link to Robert Hunt's bio on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns website. 

Chastity Laskey is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find her on Twitter @ChastityLaskey.