“Sundays. He’s going to play on Sundays.”
One recruiter told Duffy that Hunt — listed by the Chiefs at 5-foot-11 and 216 pounds — seemed awfully small on tape. Willoughby South fielded a formidable offensive line, including a 6-foot-6, 290-pound left tackle, and Duffy agreed that his star didn’t look like the kind of back you’d find at Ohio State. But Duffy said Hunt didn’t lose a fumble in about 600 carries over two years as Willoughby South’s primary ball carrier. In six years of high school and college ball, that would be no lost fumbles in nearly 1,400 carries.
“Recruiting in general is an art, not necessarily a science,” Toledo head coach Jason Candle, an assistant during Hunt’s recruitment, told ESPN.com. “You sign 20 [to] 25 kids every year and hope just one turns out to be what Kareem’s become. You’ve got to be emotionally stable, physically able, ready to handle the playbook, and Kareem was all of those things for us.”
The Rams, who had the NFL’s worst offense last season, entered Week 4 as the NFL’s highest-scoring team at 35 points per game and matched that average with a 35-30 win at Dallas. Also pulling off an upset were the Panthers, who held off Tom Brady and the Patriots for a 33-30 win at Gillette Stadium. Speaking of upsets, the Bills won at Atlanta for the first time since 1973 and handed the Falcons their first loss of the season.
The Texans were a slight home underdog against the Titans and, not just covered and won outright, but did so with a record performance. The Texans set a franchise record for points scored in their 57-14 victory and quarterback Deshaun Watson became just the sixth rookie Wholesale Jerseys China quarterback in NFL history to account for five touchdowns in a single game.
The upset wins were the highlights of an unpredictable Week 4 that included a phantom touchdown by Bilal Powell as the Jets knocked off the Jaguars in overtime and Eli Manning’s first NFL Jerseys Nike rushing touchdown since 2014.