FOS POW: Hunt Runs Away with Honor

Despite a strong write-in vote effort by Penn State fans, senior wide receiver and special teams standout Ethan Kilmer was unable to overtake this week's winner of the Fight On State Player of the Week honor - Tony Hunt.

Junior running back Tony Hunt overran the competition and earned the FOS Player of the Week Award with over 75% of the Nittany Nation vote.

Against the Boilermakers Hunt had 24 carries for 124 yards (5.2 YPC. He also made an impact in the air attack, pulling in four receptions for 56 yards (14 YPC).

Prior to this recognition by Penn State fans, Hunt was considered an unsung hero of the 2005 squad. However, his impact on the team has been anything but quiet this season.

Through nine games this season Hunt has rolled up 807 yards on 130 carries. His average yards per game (89.67 yards) place him at No. 38 nationally, while his average yards per carry (6.2 yards) place him among the best in the country at No. 19.

Four of his game performances this season have resulted in more than 100 yards, with a fifth just missing the mark with 99 yards.

In terms of the Big Ten, his average yards per carry place him at No. 2 among rushers with 100 carries or more, behind Gary Russell of Minnesota of Minnesota. He also has the second-longest run in conference play at 70 yards, behind Golden Gopher Lawrence Maroney's 90-yard scamper.

One area in which Hunt has shown versatility is receiving, pulling in 15 passes for 139 yards (9.3 yards per catch). Which places him sixth on the team for yardage and above standout receivers Ethan Kilmer and King.

Here are the voting results from the Nittany Nation:

Chris Harrell 3.6%
Tony Hunt 75.2%
Kevin Kelly 7.2%
Michael Robinson 4.3%
BranDon Snow 9.6%

The Fight On State Player of the Week was the first and is the only honor given to a Penn State player by the Nittany Lion fans. Voting for the award takes place after every PSU game exclusively at

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