SU QB appeal denied

February 9, 2016

Orange QB appeal for 6th year denied; will be in draft … Syracuse confirmed yesterday afternoon that the NCAA has denied QB Terrell Hunt’s appeal for a 6th year of eligibility after injuries ended both his 2014 and 2015 years prematurely. Hunt, a fifth-year senior, tore an Achilles tendon in the first quarter of Syracuse’s season opener this past season and missed the rest of the year; he also broke his leg in the 5th game of the 2014, but the NCAA denied his petition for an extra year because in the latter year he had already played in more than 30% of the team’s games when he was injured. Bad timing for Hunt as he would have been eligible for a sixth year if his 2014 injury had occurred in the fourth game of the season, instead of the fifth. All this means that the 6-3, 235-pound Hunt will be available in the 2016 draft where he is not likely to be drafted, although he could get some post-draft free agent interest. Hunt has good size with a strong arm; he’s also a good athlete who ran for 500 yards in 2013, his only full season as a starter. Hunt also completed over 60% of his pass attempts that fall, but had more picks than TD passes in his career with the Orange.