Before departing Mobile, Alabama on Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys took time to meet with the tallest man there, who played his college ball just about a half hour from Cowboys Stadium, at SMU.
An Estonia native, Margus Hunt stands 6-foot-8 and weighs in at 278 pounds. He developed a well-deserved reputation as a field goal-blocking machine while at SMU, where he blocked eight kicks in his first 14 games. Naturally a discus thrower--he is a former junior world record holder in the event--Hunt switched to football upon arriving in Dallas, as SMU doesn’t have a track & field program.
Thanks in great part to his size, strength and speed (he runs a 4.7 40-yard dash), Hunt picked up the game fairly quickly, even earning MVP honors in the 2012 Hawaii Bowl, but the 25-year-old admits that he still has a ways to go in terms of learning the nuances of football.
"So much to learn," Hunt said, per ESPN Dallas. "I have to pick it up faster than that, and I feel like I have done that the last three days. I'm getting better every day and not making the same mistakes."
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