Every football fan should learn the name Solomon Hunter. A 6 ‘4″”, 230 pound, JUCO product out of Cisco College has been on a terror this season. In seven games he has amassed 63 tackles, 1 Sack, 2 Forced Fumbles, 6 Tackles for a Loss, and 1 Pass Breakup.
Solomon Hunter has been playing football since he was five years old. Attending Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, Texas, he played Running Back all the way up until his senior year. Getting new coaches before his senior season was a blessing because he transitioned to Linebacker and flourished. He stood out enough, after one season at a new position, that Louisiana Tech University offered and Hunter accepted. Since then, there has been some ups and downs.
During his redshirt season at Louisiana Tech, his grandma and his my mom both had a stroke, one right after the other. This tragedy took his mind off of everything and his grades began to slip. Because of this, Hunter made the decision to return home and help his father take care of the Hunter family.
Mr. Victor Hunter Sr. owns an irrigation and landscape business, U.S Sprinkler Systems. Solomon and his father worked hard spent hours in the heat every day to support their family. For those who have never been to Central Texas, the heat is brutal. Hunter’s thought process for leaving school, was that he could come home and help his father’s job become easier, and he was ready to do that by any means. Hunter did his duty and his family greatly appreciated it, however, he needed football in his life. He transferred to Cisco College this past summer.
Hunter played Middle Linebacker during his first game at Cisco and racked up an amazing 15 total tackles. Due to needs at Outside Linebacker, he moved there for the team. His personal stats were not as outstanding, but again, he did whatever was needed of him. Solomon Hunter is a team player, and a team player who can ball out, makes a player any team would want. Now with a new defensive staff, he is permanently at Middle Linebacker. He had a great spring, trained hard, and this has led to his success this season.
At midseason, Solomon Hunter is close to achieving his goal for the year, being named All-American. An All-American season can lead to his ultimate goals of being the best at his position when he moves to the next collegiate level; and then making it to every player’s dream, the NFL. Although, All-American or not, a season going this well is sure to land Hunter at a top school next season and begin his next journey.