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57 Hunter Winstead

Class: R-Senior Position: LS Height: 6-0 Weight: 240 Previous School: Heritage HS Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

2016 (R-Jr.):
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team honoree
• Big South George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence
• STATS FCS All-America third team selection
• Big South first-team all-conference
• Started all 11 games
• Completed the last two seasons 100 percent on snaps 
• Helped punter Trey Turner earn All-Big South first-team honors
• Punter Trey Turner finished the season second in  the Big South in punting (averaging 40.3 yards per punt)
• Finished year with a tackle each against Kennesaw State and Monmouth

2015 (R-So.):
• Big South Preseason all-conference selection
• Big South second-team all-conference
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Started all 11 games
• Helped punter Trey Turner earn All-Big South second-team honors
• Punter Trey Turner finished the season leading the Big South in punting (averaging 40.3 yards per punt)
• Finished the year with solo tackles against West Virginia and Monmouth

2014 (R-Fr.):
• Starting long snapper for all 14 games
• Helped kicker John Lunsford earn Big South and VaSID first-team honors while being named to the Sports Network All-America first team
• Punter Trey Turner earned Big South and VaSID first-team honors after he led the Big South and was the only freshman in the country with a punting average above 40 yards per punt (41.5)
• Finished the year with one high snap
• Added two tackles
• Had an assisted stop against Charleston Southern
• Finished with a solo tackle during Liberty's game against No. 5 Villanova in the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs

Prep:
• Four-year letter-winner
• Named team co-captain his junior and senior season
• Finished his junior season with 11 receptions for 55 yards
• Had 60 tackles as a defensive end and linebacker as a senior
• Three-time member of the National Honor Society
• Graduated with honors with a 4.6 GPA
• Marine Corps Award for Leadership

Personal:
• Son of Bob and Amy Winstead
• Graduated in May with a double major in government and international business
• Currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration
• Birthday is July 6

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