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."