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Q & A with UND linebacker Cam Hunt

UND redshirt freshman linebacker Cam Hunt reaches for a pass against Sacramento State's Isiah Hennie during a Big Sky Conference game earlier this season at the Alerus Center. Photo by Russ Hons, UND Athletics.

Q. What's your first memory of football?

A. There's this picture my mom has of flag football. I always remember it because I was 3 years old, playing with 5-year-olds ... I shouldn't have been playing. My face was upset in the picture because I was never really into football, but my dad told me to stick with it.

Q. Coming from Carmel, Ind., how did you land at UND?

A. I wasn't really there with grades, so I lost a lot of interest from a lot of people (in the recruiting process). Coach Gigli, Coach Schmidt, Coach Schweigert, they were coming to my school—13 hours away from here—more than once a month, which was exceptional and I knew that I could get the family aspect out of here.

Q. How did the UND coaches find out about you?

A. (UND defensive line coach Jordan Gigli) is from Fort Wayne, which is about two hours from where I'm from. They called me, I came up to a camp and it was kind of a quiet place. It was for me.

Q. What has the past year been like for you, as you've transitioned from the injury list to the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman?

A. Missing spring ball was hard, then getting hurt again and missing half this season. I wasn't even expecting to play this season, but I was healthier than ever. Everything hit me at once. The teammates have been working with me. It's brought us all closer.

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department since 2004. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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