No, you’re not reading that wrong. A few weeks ago, former Penn State star running back Tony Hunt was improbable to make the Philadelphia Eagles roster at all, let alone as a starter. The Eagles had acquired Lorenzo Booker from Miami, which resulted in Hunt being moved to #4 on the depth chart—a certain trip to the gallows on cut-down day.
However, Hunt’s performance on special teams and as fullback saved him. He will be the Eagles’ starting fullback, responsible for protecting Donovan McNabb and blocking for Brian Westbrook, two tall orders. What he won’t be doing is carrying the ball very much, as the fullback doesn’t figure into many plays in the Eagles’ version of the West Coast Offense.
Will Hunt remain the starting fullback as the season progresses? Two things govern that: his performance and which experienced blocking backs show up on the waiver wire. This Turkey does not believe that Hunt’s position on the depth chart is set in concrete.
Read the story in the Centre Daily Times.