Rutgers' Andre Hunt Seeks Redemption at Army

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Andre Hunt introduced himself to the Rutgers fan base with impact plays late against Navy last year, but he did not live up to his own expectations against the triple option. Saturday is Hunt's "second chance," and he cannot wait to go head-to-head with Army.

When Rutgers closed out a 31-24 road win at Navy, it came compliments of a late-game sack from a walk-on forced into action. While the rest of the defensive secondary battled injuries, Andre Hunt stepped in for his first real action as a Scarlet Knight.

Hunt finished with three tackles and the decisive fourth-quarter sack, but it did not satisfy him. Now he has another chance against the triple option Saturday against Army.

"I'm excited because it gives me a second change to kind of make up for my errors from last year," Hunt said. "I know I didn't play the very best game. It was my first time playing. This time, I'm playing B and have to know the strong safety. I have to know two spots, but I have a much better understanding of the defense. I just can't wait to play."

Hunt gets a bigger role this year with additional safety duties alongside his role in run support.

"He's a guy who has a good understanding of how we play this defense," said coach Kyle Flood. "He's a guy that can play in multiple spots and has a really good feel for how it's played."


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