Canisius High alum Ryan Hunter came to the United States from Canada to play high school football. Now, he's getting a shot to play in the NFL.
Hunter went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal was made official following the Draft on Saturday.
In an interview with 7 Eyewitness Sports, Hunter said he was down to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs but ultimately went with the Chiefs. He says while he's an undrafted free agent, that label doesn't mean a thing. "Once the pads are put on and the whistle blows, I'm just as much a recruit as they are even though they got drafted and I wasn't. It's just a matter of performing. This is the most competitive league in the world as far as football goes and if you don't come in day in and day out competing for a job, you're gonna get fired. I'm ready to go and ready for the challenge."
Hunter played with the Crusaders and won the Trench Trophy, given to WNY's best lineman. He later attended and played at Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference. During his final year, he started 12 games at left tackle and also saw some action at left guard and fullback in the years prior. He was considered to be one of the top prospects for the CFL Draft.
You can watch Hunter's full interview above this article.