- Jordana Klein
IMG Academy Combine Trainee Creates Records in Chiefs' First Game
IMG Academy combine trainee Kareem Hunt held his debut Thursday night under the lights as the Kansas City Chiefs took over the Patriots in the first game of the season. Hunt broke through the record books and ensured that sights would be set on him to continue to accomplish huge feats this fall.
Thursday's game yielded three touchdowns, 246 total yards, and a serious impact as a "rookie" player.
Some are calling Hunt the next "It" running back, like this Bleacher Report story. Hunt "set the record for yards from scrimmage for a player making his NFL debut," according to ESPN. "He is the third player since 1970 with at least 150 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns in his first pro action."
Nonetheless, Hunt's performance can be attributed to his efforts put forth on Bradenton's campus. Hunt worked through the IMG Academy Pre-Combine/Draft Training program with many other prospective players.
Working through hours of intensive training with the world's highest levels of experts and incorporating the most efficient workouts and methodologies produces dozens of high-level athletes every year. Hunt's assistance in the 42-27 defeat over New England places him on the rise as one of few starting "rookies" this season.
It's seasons like Hunt's that create the atmosphere that makes IMG Academy the top training facility around the globe. With athletes looking to better themselves and coaches who know exactly how to make that happen, the Pro and Collegiate Training Program continually churns over household names and athletes like Hunt.