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Danielle Hunter
DE #99
Height:
6-5
Weight:
252
Age:
22
College:
LSU
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
56
SCK
12.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 89 63 26 18.5 1 1 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2016 MIN 16 0 56 34 22 12.5 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2015 MIN 14 1 33 29 4 6.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 25-16 4 4 0 1.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2 GB W 17-14 4 3 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
3 @CAR W 22-10 5 1 4 1.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG W 24-10 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 HOU W 31-13 3 1 2 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PHI L 10-21 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CHI L 10-20 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 DET L 16-22 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @WAS L 20-26 4 2 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 ARI W 30-24 2 2 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @DET L 13-16 2 0 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 DAL L 15-17 6 3 3 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @JAX W 25-16 6 5 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 IND L 6-34 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @GB L 25-38 6 5 1 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 CHI W 38-10 5 1 4 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS        Career GP/GS           Playoffs GP/GS

     14/1                       14/1                            1/0

• Earned spot on PFWA All-Rookie team in 2015.

• Ranked 2nd in the NFL among 2015 rookies with 6.0 sacks.

• Born in Jamaica, moved to the United States at age 8.

OFF THE FIELD Name is pronounced Duh-neal…Parents are of Jamaican descent, the family moved to the United States when Danielle was 8 years old…Majored in sports administration at LSU...Enjoys flying his Inspire 1 drone in his free time...During 2016 NFL Draft, he announced the Vikings 4th-round pick, Willie Beavers from Western Michigan, during a community event at Mall of America...Enjoys motor sports and is a Mopar enthusiast.

HONORS Named to 2015 PFWA All-Rookie team.

PRO Gained playing time late in his rookie campaign in 2015, posting 3.5 sacks in the final 4 regular season games...Selected to Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team in 2015...Was the youngest player in the NFL in 2015, born 10/29/94, celebrating his 21st birthday 3 days before notching his 1st career full sack at Chicago (11/1) against Jay Cutler...The 3rd of 3 defensive players drafted by the Vikings with their opening 3 picks in 2015…The last LSU player drafted by the Vikings was DT Henry Thomas in 3rd round (#72) of 1987 draft, the beginning of a standout career…Played 5 seasons of football, 2 as a prep and 3 in college, before being selected in the NFL...Drafted in 3rd round (#88) in 2015.

2015 GP/GS        Career GP/GS           Playoffs GP/GS

     14/1                       14/1                            1/0

• Earned spot on PFWA All-Rookie team in 2015.

• Ranked 2nd in the NFL among 2015 rookies with 6.0 sacks.

• Born in Jamaica, moved to the United States at age 8.

OFF THE FIELD Name is pronounced Duh-neal…Parents are of Jamaican descent, the family moved to the United States when Danielle was 8 years old…Majored in sports administration at LSU...Enjoys flying his Inspire 1 drone in his free time...During 2016 NFL Draft, he announced the Vikings 4th-round pick, Willie Beavers from Western Michigan, during a community event at Mall of America...Enjoys motor sports and is a Mopar enthusiast.

HONORS Named to 2015 PFWA All-Rookie team.

PRO Gained playing time late in his rookie campaign in 2015, posting 3.5 sacks in the final 4 regular season games...Selected to Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team in 2015...Was the youngest player in the NFL in 2015, born 10/29/94, celebrating his 21st birthday 3 days before notching his 1st career full sack at Chicago (11/1) against Jay Cutler...The 3rd of 3 defensive players drafted by the Vikings with their opening 3 picks in 2015…The last LSU player drafted by the Vikings was DT Henry Thomas in 3rd round (#72) of 1987 draft, the beginning of a standout career…Played 5 seasons of football, 2 as a prep and 3 in college, before being selected in the NFL...Drafted in 3rd round (#88) in 2015.

2015 Continued to develop throughout his rookie season, playing his best in the final month of the season...Earned spot on PFWA All-Rookie team...Was 1 of 7 Vikings rookies to start during the season...Ranked 2nd in the NFL  for sacks by a rookie with 6.0, trailing only Washington LB Preston Smith...Started 1st career game vs. Kansas City (10/18) and notched 1st shared sack of his career, teaming with Sharrif Floyd to sack Alex Smith...Had season-best 6 tackles and 1.5 sacks vs. Chicago (12/20)...Had 3-game streak late in the regular season when he had a sack in each contest- at Arizona (12/10), vs. Chicago (12/20) and vs. NY Giants (12/27)...Played in 1st career playoff game vs. Seattle (1/10/16), notching 4 tackles in Wild Card Playoff game...Was inactive for a pair of games- vs. Detroit (9/20) and vs. San Diego (9/27).

COLLEGE Full-time starter for the Tigers as a sophomore and junior…Played in 38 games with 23 starts, capping his career with 23 consecutive starts…Had 4.5 sacks and 21.0 tackles for loss in his career along with 142 tackles…Started all 13 games as a junior…Scored lone career TD vs. Mississippi State when he picked up a QB Dak Prescott fumble and rumbled 25 yards for the score on the 1st play of the 2nd half…Led LSU with 13.0 tackles for loss and ranked 10th in the SEC…Keyed Tigers defense that led the SEC with 316.8 yards allowed, 164.2 passing yards allowed and ranked #2 in the conference in points allowed at 17.5 points per game…Notched career-best 12 tackles against Auburn…Helped in upset win over #3 Ole Miss with 9 tackles and 2 tackles for loss in the 10-7 victory…Capped college career with 9 tackles against Notre Dame in Music City Bowl…Started 10 of the 13 games he played as a sophomore…Earned 1st start in 4th game of sophomore season against Auburn and never let go of the job...In 1st career start, had 8 tackles against eventual National Champion runner-up Auburn…Had 4 tackles and a sack in Outback Bowl win over Iowa…Saw action in 12 games as a freshman…Played primarily on special teams as a freshman.

PREP Ranked as a 4-star recruit at Morton Ranch High in Katy, TX…Helped school earn 1st Class 5A state playoff appearance…Played DE and TE.