Hunter Ovens Position: Linebacker
Class: Freshman
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 199 lbs.
High School: Cardinal Mooney
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.
photo A SuperPrep All-American ... Lettered all four years for Coach Mike Dowling, while seeing action at outside linebacker, tailback and as a punter and kicker ... Rushed for 783 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior season ... Threw a TD pass and caught two ... Compiled 138 tackles and 18 sacks from his linebacker spot ... Also intercepted five passes and recovered nine fumbles ... Averaged 40.8 yards per punt ... Helped the team to a regional championship, scoring two TDs in the title game ... A first-team all-state utility selection to the Class 2B All-State Football team as selected by the Florida Sports Writers Association his final year ... Listed as the No. 18 overall player on the Florida 100 by SuperPrep, which also rated him the No. 19 linebacker in the country ... Rated the No. 24 player in the state of Florida and the No. 14 strongside linebacker in the country by Scout ... Listed as the No. 31 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 56 player in the state of Florida by Rivals ... Rated the No. 96 prospect in the state of Florida by The Sun-Sentinel ... An All-Southeast Region selection by PrepStar ... A member of the SuperPrep Dixie Team ... Earned second team all-state honors as a junior as a defensive lineman ... Rushed for 492 yards and nine touchdowns that year ... Recorded 119 tackles, including 10 for loss and 8.0 sacks and averaged 44.7 yards per punt for the Class 2B-Region 3 runner-up ... Was also a standout baseball player, batting .530 with 27 runs batted in and 24 stolen bases in 25 attempts ... He hit .527 with 10 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 42 RBI, plus stole 17 bases as a junior ... Named all-state first-team ... A 25th-round draft choice of the San Diego Padres.

Personal: Hunter Kane Ovens ... Born 11/3/88 in Bradenton, FL ... Son of Robert and Julie Ovens.