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2013 Mizzou Walkthrough: All Jimmie Hunt does is catch touchdowns

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Bill Carter

Jimmie Hunt

#88 | 6'0, 215, Jr. | Cahokia, IL

2011: 1 target, 1 catch, 54 yards, 1 TD; 4 kick returns, 14.5 average

2012: 13 targets, 11 catches (85%), 198 yards (15.2/target), 3 TD; 4 carries, 28 yards (7.0/carry); 3 kick returns, 36.7 average, 1 TD

Bill C.: Yes, sample sizes. Of course sample sizes. If Jimmie Hunt were given 60-80 touches over the course of the 2013 season, he probably wouldn't score once for every five touches like he has so far in his career. He probably wouldn't continue to average 21.0 yards per catch (with a touchdown for every three catches) like he has so far. Obviously. But wow, have Jimmie Hunt's minimal looks been tantalizing in a "WHY ISN'T HE GETTING MORE LOOKS???" manner.

So ... why hasn't Jimmie Hunt gotten more looks? He's done more on a per-touch basis than any other Tiger, and he's looked good doing it, but one has to figure that his primary reasons for not seeing the field more have to do with blocking and consistency. Bud Sasser remains ahead of him on the depth chart, which probably tells us that Sasser is a better blocker (which has been a big thing for the Tigers through the years, and justifiably so) and that Sasser plays at a higher level in practice. That's all I've got. So all I can really do is hope that he becomes better blocker so he can get onto the field more. Because wow, has he been exciting with the ball in his hands.

The Beef: This man may lead in points per touch, as he appears to have a heck of a nose for the endzone. Is he just that far down the list because the list is that good? Is he down there because he does not practice well? Interesting questions, but I dont think anyone who wants to see him get more touches is wrong in that stance.

countrycal: Jimmie demonstrated last year some of the promise our coaches saw when they recruited him. With all the big names on the field, this kid is one who had better not be overlooked by the defense or they will be sorry.