#71 OL Matt Huners
2004-2008, 6'3", 290 lbs.
Career Stats: Huners played in 34 games and started 27, mostly in the 2006 and 2008 seasons. It would have been more, but he tore his ACL during spring practice in 2007, coming off a season in which he had been considered USF's best lineman. Matt was able to rehabilitate and returned to play against Cincinnati, Louisville, and Oregon that year.
How He Came To USF: Huners played at University High School in Palm Harbor. He was the offensive line's most valuable player three times and went his last two years of school without allowing a sack. Matt was part of the Bulls' 2004 recruiting class.
Recruiting Rankings: Rivals and Scout both gave Huners two stars, making him yet another two-star project that Jim Leavitt's coaching staff turned into useful college players.
His Best Game: You could say the game Matt returned from his ACL game was his best game, just for persevering and making it back on the field in the same year. But I'm going with the game against NC State in 2008, where Huners and the offensive line paved the way for 245 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Matt Grothe threw for another 275 yards and was not sacked. It was a dominant performance in a 41-10 rout.
After College: Huners was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009, but the NFL didn't work out for him.