D.J. Hunter
D.J.  Hunter

RS Senior

Middletown, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 211



Marshall Football Postgame Quotes

Marshall 27, Old Dominion 7


Marshall Football Postgame Notes

Marshall 36, Kent State 29 (2OT)


Marshall Football Postgame Notes

Marshall 41, Purdue 31


Herd’s Devon Johnson on Doak Walker Watch List

Marshall senior star named among top running backs


Herd Tops All-Conference USA Football Selections

Six Marshall stars named to 2015 All-C-USA Preseason Team


AP Photos: Marshall vs. Western Carolina

AP Photos: Marshall vs. Western Carolina

Begins final Marshall season with 232 tackles (96 solo, 136 assists), tops among current Herd players ... Career-high 18 tackles in 2012 double-overtime loss at East Carolina is top single-game number for all players in Coach Doc Holliday's five Herd seasons ... His 28 career starts lead current Herd players.

R-JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Honorable Mention linebacker on All-Conference USA Team ... Played 14 games, with 10 starts (Herd went with nickel back to open four other games) ... Played 447 snaps on defense ... Also a special teams regular ... Finished fourth on C-USA title team in tackles with 80 (27 solos) ... Had 10 tackles for loss ... His 5.5 sacks ranked second on team (DE Arnold Blackmon 8.0) ... Season-high 11 tackles in win over FAU (Oct. 25) ... Had nine tackles on two occasions (Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech) ... Three QB hurries on season.

R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Moved to safety by new coordinator Chuck Heater ... Started first seven games at strong safety before suffering concussion-like symptoms in last minutes of loss at Middle Tennessee, a game in which he matched his season-high 10 tackles, including eight solos ... Also had 10 tackles in triple-overtime loss at Virginia Tech ... Played in all 14 games ... Had 50 tackles (23 solo), including 1.5 for loss and one pass breakup ... Also a special teams regular.

R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Named a Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Played in every game for the Herd ... Started the last 11 games at strongside linebacker after playing strong safety in his first collegiate game ... Recorded 102 tackles (46 solo tackles, 56 assisted tackles) ... Season-High 18 tackles against East Carolina (Nov 24) ... Had two 12-tackles games (Ohio, Memphis) ... Broke up two passes ... Forced a fumble versus Ohio (Sept 15) ... Was moved from safety to strongside linebacker prior to August camp.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Redshirted to retain eligibility..

HERD FILE: Born Aug. 25, 1990 ... Oldest player on 2015 Herd team ... Full name is Dwayne Hunter Jr. ... Earned MU undergraduate degree in Management in December 2014; seeking second degree in Marketing ... A four-star (Rivals) recruit in Class of 2009 at Middletown High and ranked as No. 17 cornerback nationally and overall prospect No. 168 ... Originally headed to Tennessee before off-field issues postponed his college entrance ... Also had offers from six Big Ten schools, besides Vanderbilt and Wake Forest and West Virginia (where current Herd Coach Doc Holliday was then the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator) ... Also starred in track and field as sprinter at MHS.