87 Hunter Cantrell
87 Hunter Cantrell
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sparta, Tenn.
High School: White County HS
Position: P
Major: Environmental Science
avg 41.5
in 20 14

2017: Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team... Enters his senior season with a 38.77 career punting average (6th in TC history)... His 185 career punts for 7,172 punting yards are second in the program record book.

2016: Appeared in all 11 games.. Averaged 41.50 yards per punt (3rd in SAC) which is the seventh-best average by a Pioneer punter in a single-season... Made 68 punts (1st in SAC/3rd in TC history) for 2,822 yards (2nd in SAC/3rd in TC history)... Recorded 15 punts over 50 or more yards including a season-long of 59 yards in home win over Brevard (Oct. 1)... Tallied 14 punts inside the 20-yard line (2nd in SAC), including three each against North Greenville (Oct. 15) and Carson-Newman (Nov. 12)... Posted a 58-yard punt at Virginia State (Sep. 10).

2015: Played in all 11 games, averaging 36.9 yards per punt... His 59 punts are the eighth most in a TC single-season... Connected on a season-high nine punts at Newberry (Sep. 26), tied for the ninth most in a TC game... Kicked a season-long 58-yarder at Brevard (Oct. 3)... Also had a 52-yard punt against the Tornado... Kicked a 46-yarder against Virginia State (Sep. 12) and another 46-yarder at Carson-Newman (Nov. 14)... Finished the season with 13 punts inside the 20-yard line, including three against Catawba (Nov. 7) and two each versus Brevard and Carson-Newman... Completed a 19-yard pass on a fake punt against Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 19)... Also completed a four-yard pass at Carson-Newman... Pioneer Elite.

2014: Emerged as Tusculum's starting punter as a true freshman... Averaged 37.4 yards per punt (4th in SAC)... His 58 punt attempts are the eighth most in a TC single-season... Recorded 17 punts inside the 20-yard line and a pair of 50-yarders... Named SAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 27 as he posted eight punts for 283 yards and landed three boots inside the 10 yard-line in the Pioneers’ 14-10 at Wingate (Oct. 25) as WU started drives on their own one, two and eight yard-lines... Booted a season-high nine punts against Newberry (Oct. 11) to tie for ninth most in a TC single-game... Averaged 41.7 yards on his three punts at Mars Hill (Nov. 15) and 41.4 yards on his eight punts at Elizabeth City State (Sep. 13)... Hit season-long 50-yarders at ECSU and Catawba (Oct. 4).

High School: Graduated from White County HS in Sparta, Tenn... Coached by Matthan Houser... 2012 & 2013 All-District 5AAA... 2013 District Superlative for Outstanding Punter... 2012 Upper Cumberland honorable mention... 2013 First Team Upper Cumberland Punter... 2012 & 2013 Murphy Fair Pre-Season All-State Punter... 2013 Team Captain and was voted as a lifetime captain... 2013 All-State Academic... 2013 Stan Mitchell Sportsmanship Award... 2013 Sandra Sparkman Award for Christian example at White County HS... 2013-14 FCA President at WCHS... Beta Club member; Stats: 40.8 yards per game average for 2013 season... 6 punts inside the 20 & four for 50-plus yards... Long of 57 yards... 4.5 start punter by Kohl's national rating... Selected to the 2013 Tennessee East vs. West All-Star game... TE - 8 catches for 81 yards and 9 pancake blocks and one 26-yard TD... DE - 68 tackles with 17 TFL and 10 sacks... 29 yards fumble return for TD... Team received 3 playoff berths in his career... Team finished 2013 with an 8-2 record and advanced to first round of playoffs (Best record in 1972).

Personal: Born Sep. 8, 1995... Nickname: "Hunter the Punter"... Son of Edd and DeLisa Cantrell... Brothers - Luke and Andrew... Grandfather (Edd Cantrell, Sr.) played football at Tennessee; Father (Edd Cantrell, Jr.) played football at Tennessee Tech... Majoring in environmental science... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Hobbies: Future plans: NFL or open an environmental agency or work as a medical sales representative... Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, working out, golf... Favorite books: The Bible, "The Champion's Mind", "Fearless Golf"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Hebrew and Christian Traditions; Favorite midnight snack: Cookout; Favorite movie: "American Sniper"; Favorite musical artists: Chris Stapleton or Cadillac Three; Favorite song: "Back It Up" by Cadillac Three; Favorite sports team: Denver Broncos; Hunter can't go a week without: Speaking to his family and working out; Favorite athlete: Rich Froning; Most thrilling moment in sports: Scoring his first touchdown and shutting out Cookeville HS; Advice to kids: "Don't give up on your dreams and give God all the glory"; Favorite color: Orange; Favorite food: Steak; Favorite sport other than football: Golf; Person Hunter most admires: His grandfather; Most famous person Hunter has ever met: Craig Colquitt; What people don't know about Hunter: He does not watch scary movies; When he was a kid, Hunter tried to be like: His grandfather and his father.

Recent Games
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30
Statistics category Overall Conf
Punts 68 45
Yards 2825 1882
Average 41.5 41.8
Long 59 59
Inside 20 14 8
Fair caught 12 8
Touch backs 9 7
Blocked 0 0
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 1 -3 -3.0 0 0 - -
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 - - - - - 0
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 - - - - - 0
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 - - - - - 0
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 - - - - - 0
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 6 248 41.3 50 2 1 1 0
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 7 285 40.7 58 0 0 1 0
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 9 407 45.2 56 1 1 1 0
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 7 260 37.1 48 1 3 0 0
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 4 191 47.8 59 1 0 2 0
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 7 232 33.1 57 1 0 0 0
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 7 292 41.7 56 3 1 0 0
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 3 118 39.3 42 1 2 0 0
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 6 276 46.0 52 1 3 2 0
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 5 210 42.0 55 0 1 2 0
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 7 306 43.7 55 3 0 0 0
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 1 - - - - 0
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 1 - - - - 0
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 1 - - - - 0
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 1 - - - - 0
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 1 - - - - 0
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 1 - - - - 0
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 1 -3 - - - -3
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 1 - - - - 0
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 1 Virginia-Wise L, 13-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Virginia St. L, 24-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 31-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 Newberry L, 37-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brevard W, 21-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Wingate L, 19-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 North Greenville L, 31-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Limestone W, 34-13 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at Mars Hill L, 28-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at Catawba W, 38-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Carson-Newman W, 31-30 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 11 2 2 100.0% 23 2.1 11.5 0 0 19 196.6
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 43 2 2 100.0% 23 0.5 11.5 0 0 19 196.6
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 1 -7 -0.6 -7.0 0 0 - -
2016-17 11 1 -3 -0.3 -3.0 0 0 - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 43 2 -10 -0.2 -5.0 0 0 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 11 - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - -
Total 43 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Total 43 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 11 58 2170 37.4 50 17 11 1 1
2015-16 11 59 2180 36.9 58 13 17 2 0
2016-17 11 68 2825 41.5 59 14 12 9 0
2017-18 10 56 2332 41.6 56 26 23 2 0
Total 43 241 9507 39.4 59 70 63 14 1
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 11 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 11 -7 - - - -7 -.6
2016-17 11 -3 - - - -3 -.3
2017-18 10 - - - - 0 .0
Total 43 -10 - - - -10 -.2
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 2 0.2 - - - - - - 0 - 1 0
Total 2 0.0 0 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 43 2 0 2.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 1 -3 -0.3 -3.0 0 0 - -
Conference 7 1 -3 -0.4 -3.0 0 0 - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 1 -3 -0.6 -3.0 0 0 - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 4 - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 1 -3 -0.4 -3.0 0 0 - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 5 1 -3 -0.6 -3.0 0 0 - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 4 - - - - - - -
Losses 7 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 7 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 4 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 7 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 5 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 68 2825 41.5 59 14 12 9 0
Conference 7 45 1882 41.8 59 8 8 7 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 34 1415 41.6 59 11 7 3 0
Away 5 34 1410 41.5 58 3 5 6 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 4 19 825 43.4 59 5 3 4 0
Losses 7 49 2000 40.8 58 9 9 5 0
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September 4 29 1200 41.4 58 4 5 3 0
October 5 27 1109 41.1 59 7 6 4 0
November 2 12 516 43.0 55 3 1 2 0
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 -3 - - - -3 -.3
Conference 7 -3 - - - -3 -.4
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 6 - - - - 0 .0
Away 5 -3 - - - -3 -.6
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 4 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 7 -3 - - - -3 -.4
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September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 5 -3 - - - -3 -.6
November 2 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 1 0 1.0 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -