Kareem Hunt
#27 Running Back

Kareem Hunt

Height / Weight
5'11" / 216 lbs
Born
Aug 6, 1995 (25)
College
Toledo
NFL Draft
2017: Rd. 3, No. 86 (KC)
NFL Career
5th Season
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$6.4 Million
SEASON STATS
2020
AVG
4.2
+0.0
YDS/G
52.6
+30.2
LNG
33
+17
YDS/G
19.0
-16.6
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Kareem AJ Hunt
Place of Birth: Elyria, Ohio
Education: Toledo
Parents: Kareem Hunt, Stephanie Riggins
Spouse: Julianne Oser

Kareem Hunt Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

Kareem AJ Hunt is a running back in the National Football League who plays for the Cleveland Browns. Hunt has been a part of some dynamic offenses across multiple teams in the league during his career.

With his teams regularly contending for Super Bowls, it is no surprise that Hunt is one of the most respected running backs in the league from a talent perspective.

Kareem Hunt Football Career

High School Career (South High School)

Kareem Hunt played his high school football at South High School in Willoughby, Ohio. Hunt put up some eye-popping numbers in his final two high school seasons. He rushed for a combined 83 touchdowns over his final two seasons, but was only deemed a three-star recruit coming out of high school.

He elected to stay in Ohio to play his college football, going to the University of Toledo Rockets out of the MAC.

College Career (Toledo Rockets)

Hunt played for four full years at Toledo, the same school where NFL running back Chester Taylor played his college football. As a freshman, Hunt averaged over six yards per carry and scored six touchdowns on 866 yards rushing. That would be his only season with fewer than 10 touchdowns.

As a sophomore, Hunt rushed for over 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging eight yards per carry. In his junior year, he put up 271 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the team’s bowl game victory over Arkansas State. Those five rushing scores tied an NCAA record held by Barry Sanders.

In his senior season, Hunt put up 1,475 rushing yards and 10 scores, in a season highlighted by his 200 yard performance against Western Michigan.

Kareem Hunt NFL Career

Kareem Hunt was drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. His professional career saw him make his NFL debut early, as he was named the starting running back in his rookie season after an injury to Spencer Ware. Hunt put up over 1,700 total yards and 11 total touchdowns in his rookie campaign. 

Year Two saw Hunt put up fewer yards, but he scored 15 total touchdowns for the Chiefs in that 2018 season. But Hunt was released in November of 2018 due to domestic violence allegations. Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt stated that Kareem Hunt was not truthful with the team about the incident, contributing to his release.

Hunt was picked up by the Cleveland Browns in 2019, though he started out on the commissioner’s exempt list due to the pending investigation into his off-field transgressions. He has since been used as an explosive complementary back to Nick Chubb, and has seen his workload increase again in 2020.

Kareem Hunt Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Kareem Hunt signed a two-year, $13.25 million deal with the Cleveland Browns in Sept. 2020. He has earned $6.3 million in his career thus far and is slated to make another $11 million over the next two years of his contract with the Browns. He does not currently have any notable endorsements.

Kareem Hunt Personal Life

Kareem Hunt is the son of Kareem Hunt and Stephanie Riggins. He has one brother, an older brother named Clarence Riggins.

His last known relationship is with Julianne Oser, though it is unclear as to whether or not the two are still together. Hunt does not have any children at this point in time.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NFL rushing leader
2017
Pro Bowls:

Pro Bowl

2017

Awards and Honors by Year:
2017
NFL rushing leader

Kareem Hunt Quotes

  • On the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl without him: “I talk to a lot of them and I’m very happy for them.”
  • On playing a revenge game against the Pittsburgh Steelers: “This one’s for Myles Garrett.”
  • On joining the Cleveland Browns: “I was born with a chip on my shoulder and it's definitely still here more than ever. I definitely can't wait to go out there and shine.”

Kareem Hunt Fun Facts

  • Kareem Hunt graduated from Toledo with a degree in criminal justice.
  • Hunt finished his college career third all-time in MAC history in rushing yardage.
  • He broke Chester Taylor’s Toledo record for rushing yards in a career.
  • Hunt was a key contributor in helping to re-popularize leaping over defenders in the NFL.
  • He has lost just one fumble in his professional career.
Career stats
2020
CLE
2019
CLE
2018
KC
2017
KC
Season Team FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
2020
199.50 51.65 198 841 4.2 6 33 38 304 8.0 5 26 2 0
2019
82.90 59.51 43 179 4.2 2 16 37 285 7.7 1 29 1 0
2018
217.20 64.25 181 824 4.6 7 45 26 378 14.5 7 67 0 0
2017
268.70 64.86 272 1,327 4.9 8 69 53 455 8.6 3 78 1 1
Recent Games
Sun 1/17
Sun 1/10
Sun 1/3
Sun 12/27
Sun 12/20
Mon 12/14
Sun 12/6
Sun 11/29
Sun 11/22
Sun 11/15
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
1/17
L 17-22
9.90 51.56 6 32 5.3 1 10 1 2 2.0 0 2 0 0
1/10
W 48-37
18.60 37.31 8 48 6.0 2 13 1 13 13.0 0 13 0 0
1/3
W 22-24
4.60 56.45 10 37 3.7 0 12 1 4 4.0 0 4 0 0
12/27
L 16-23
12.70 43.21 4 11 2.8 1 6 3 41 13.7 0 24 0 0
12/20
W 20-6
4.30 32.81 7 21 3.0 0 14 3 7 2.3 0 7 0 0
12/14
L 47-42
26.00 46.99 6 33 5.5 1 10 6 77 12.8 1 26 1 0
12/6
W 41-35
7.20 48.61 14 33 2.4 0 8 3 24 8.0 0 13 0 0
11/29
W 27-25
6.20 41.79 10 62 6.2 0 27 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
11/22
W 17-22
8.60 53.73 13 11 0.8 1 6 1 10 10.0 0 10 0 0
11/15
W 7-10
14.70 58.46 19 104 5.5 0 19 3 28 9.3 0 12 0 0