Canadian OL Ryan Hunter performs for more than 20 NFL teams at Bowling Green pro day


Ryan Hunter is a burly northern Ontario boy with pro football athleticism.

The North Bay, ON native worked out in front of over 20 NFL teams and four CFL clubs – the Alouettes, Bombers, Riders and Lions – who were in attendance at the Bowling Green pro day.

Hunter checked in at more 6-foot-3 and 316 pounds, put up 25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, broad jumped eight feet, eight inches, vertical 27.5 inches, 40-yard dash 5.28, shuttle 4.61 and three-cone 7.40.

The 22-year-old started 12 games at left tackle in 2017, 12 at right tackle in 2016, 14 at left guard in 2015 and played in all 14 games in 2014 even getting on the field as a fullback during his Bowling Green career. All four playing seasons Huner was an academic All-MAC and MAC distinguished scholar-athlete. He majored in criminal justice.

Hunter left home at the age of 16 to pursue his football dreams and attended Canisius High School in Buffalo. After his senior season, Hunter was named the Buffalo News Player of the Year and first-team all-state. Hunter is strong and he’s got the resume to prove it with winning two gold medals at the OFSAA track and field championships in the discus and shot put and a gold medal from the 2012 Canadian Jr. weightlifting championships where he snatched 105 kilos and cleaned and jerked 145 kilos at the age of 16.

That decision to play south of the border is paying off as NFL scouts have shown interest and Hunter is one of the top-rated prospects eligible for the 2018 CFL draft.


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