Jimmie Hunt thinks about what it means to him to be #MizzouMade, he turns to one of the core aspects of the program: Mizzou Football is all about family.
“I chose Mizzou because of the family atmosphere,” Hunt said, “And how goal-oriented it was to make sure you graduated and got your degree outside of football. That was something that was very important to me and my family.”
As a student-athlete, a lot of time is spent around teammates. For Hunt, there was no better way for him to spend his days.
Every year at the beginning of the season, freshmen are assigned big brothers to help them adapt to being a student-athlete at Mizzou. The student-athletes are also invited to Pinkel’s house for family dinners. This gives the players from all positions the chance to get to know one another, because most of them usually practice with just the student-athletes who share their position.
“You have a group of brothers who would also do anything they can for you,” Hunt said.
Even with his success, Hunt said that part of being #MizzouMade is continuing to work toward being a better player and person.
“Try to get better everyday,” Hunt said. “Whenever you trail off, the coaches let us know that if you finish it, if you think right, it’s a process and it will all work itself out.”
In 2013, Hunt set career highs in receptions (22) and yards (253) in 14 games. Already this year, Hunt has topped that with 26 receptions for 362 yards and five touchdowns including a five-catch, 85-yard performance on November 15 against Texas A&M.
Hunt and the rest of Mizzou Football Family will travel to Knoxville to take on Tennessee this Saturday, November 22. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN. Fans can follow Mizzou Football onTwitter, Instagram, and Facebook and listen in via Tiger Network radio affiliates for updates throughout the game.