The awards keep piling up for Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who has taken home the AFC Offensive Player of the Month.
One month into his professional football career, Kareem Hunt needs to clear more space for awards and accolades on his shelf at home. The Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back has not only won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week already after just three games, but he’s also now won the same award for the month of September.
Tom Brady is the only other player who could lay claim to winning the award so far, since the New England Patriots quarterback has been on fire to start the season, especially after sustaining a season-opening loss to the Chiefs. However, Hunt has been every bit as impressive in the backfield, setting near historic marks along the way for total touchdowns and yards from scrimmage through his first three games.
So far in 2017, Hunt has rushed 47 times for 401 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. He’s also shown himself to be a serious downfield threat as a pass catcher with 9 catches for 137 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Only Billy Sims from the 1980 Detroit Lions can claim to have more yards from scrimmage through his first three games in the NFL.
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Hunt currently leads all players in the NFL in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards from scrimmage, yards per carry and total touchdowns.
The Chiefs selected Hunt in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, trading up for him in a draft that also netted the team’s future franchise quarterback in Patrick Mahomes.