FAMUAN Player of the Week: Chad Hunter

Photo submitted by Sydne Vigille.

In Florida A&M University’s second game of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play, Chad Hunter showed up and showed out for the Rattlers, as they beat North Carolina Central University in a landslide 55-14 win on Saturday.

Although the Rattlers receiving core is amazing in terms of talent, depth, and versatility, Hunter seemed to be on another level, as he was able to scorch the Eagles defense over and over again. In Hunter’s breakout game against NCCU, he saw himself finish the game with seven receptions for 135 yards and three touchdowns.

Hunter’s performance alone went a long way in determining the outcome of the game against NCCU, and he served as another gear in the Rattlers already high-octane offense.

While the Rattlers seemed to have found their rhythm on both sides of the ball, coach Willie Simmons went into detail about the Rattlers performance on Saturday afternoon against the Eagles.

“I thought the guys played well, they had a lot of focus and with it being a long bus ride, they were able to keep that focus and attention to detail going into the game,” coach Simmons said.

While their offense seemed to be on full display against the Eagles, coach Simmons like any other head coach is striking for perfection.

“Again after watching the film we left some opportunities on the field, our goal is perfection and we strive for perfection. We know if we do that we’ll hit excellence along the way,” Simmons said.

“We didn’t play a perfect football game, we didn’t turn the ball over on offense, but we didn’t get any (turnovers) on defense and we were only one of eight on third downs. There were a lot of positives from Saturday’s game, but there’s still a lot of things we can work on as a football team,” Simmons said.

With their game this upcoming Saturday during homecoming week, the Florida A&M Rattlers (3-2, 2-0 MEAC) will look to strike their opponent once again as Norfolk State University (3-1, 2-0 MEAC) comes into town, and both teams will look to stay undefeated in MEAC play.

This conference game against Norfolk State University will take place at Bragg Memorial Stadium on ESPN3 at 4 pm.