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Five Things To Know About New Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

The Chiefs moved up and selected Hunt with their third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

The Chiefs traded with the Minnesota Vikings to move up and select Toledo running back Kareem Hunt.

The Chiefs swapped third-round picks with the Minnesota Vikings, moving up 18 spots to select Hunt.

To do so, the Chiefs also sent the Vikings their fourth-round (No. 132 overall) and seventh-round (No. 245 overall) picks.

Hunt put together a tremendous career at the University of Toledo.


In four years at Toledo, Hunt compiled a total of 4,945 career yards rushing, including two spectacular seasons.

In 2014, Hunt rushed 205 times for 1,631 yards (an astonishing 8.0 yards per carry) for 16 touchdowns. In 2016, Hunt rushed 262 times for 1,475 yards (5.6 yards per carry) for 10 touchdowns.

Hunt's 4,945 career yards made him the school's all-time leading rusher, breaking the record of former NFL running back Chester Taylor.

Hunt followed his career up with an MVP effort in this year's Senior Bowl.

Hunt won the North team's Outstanding Player award by running for 118 yards on 15 carries against some of the best seniors in the country.

Hunt has wanted to play in the NFL since the third grade.

According to this story from “The News Herald,” Hunt has wanted to the play in the NFL as long as he can remember, dating back to the third grade.

"[Friday] be a very emotional day," Hunt said, per Mark Podolski, in a phone interview. "I've always dreamed of playing in the NFL, and when I told people that when I was growing up, they didn't believe me. But it now it's almost here."

Read the full story here.

According to Pro Football Focus, Hunt can make people miss more than any running back in this year's class.

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