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Niners’ GM has high expectations for Hunter

by John Helsley Published: May 12, 2011
Kendall Hunter is one of the best RBs in OSU history.
Kendall Hunter is one of the best RBs in OSU history.

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When Kendall Hunter was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft, it appeared he could be the perfect “change of pace” back under new coach Jim Harbaugh.

But 49ers’ GM Trent Baalke expects much more from Hunter calling him “A four-down contributor” while talking with reporters about the Niners draft picks. Here’s a summary of Baalke’s thoughts on Hunter via

“RB Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State (4th round, no. 115): His three clips included two long runs with Hunter reading blocks well and stepping through tackles. Baalke doesn’t believe Hunter is a change-of-pace back, despite his stature (5-7, 200 pounds). He has a good combination of quickness, strength and explosion, he also impressed Baalke with his pass-protection skills at the combine.”

Sounds like Kendall Hunter will get the opportunity to prove people wrong like he’s done since he was an overlooked recruit out of Tyler, Texas.

Here are some highlights of Kendall’s 2010 season.


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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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