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Hunter Taking Ownership of DL

Omar Hunter is in a different setting. After being expected to produce early in his career, he is now viewed as one of the veterans on the defensive line. The young talent on the defensive line could have made Hunter a forgotten player, but his leadership and experience makes him a valuable asset. The younger players lean on him because of his veteran presence.

That doesn't make it any more normal for Hunter, though. For him, it feels like just yesterday he showed up on campus expected to be an immediate force on the 2008 defensive line. "It's kind of weird, but I enjoy it," Omar Hunter said. "I look at myself as a leader. I'm older and I've been through a lot more things than these guys have been through. I grab them and pull them in the right way...

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