BCHS grad Hunt continuing gridiron career at KCU
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:01am — Staff Report
GRAYSON - Butler County High School graduate Kaleb Hunt is in his freshman year at Kentucky Christian University. Hunt (5-11, 242) is a defensive lineman for the Kentucky Christian University football program.
Kentucky Christian is a member of the Mid-South Conference, along with Lindsey Wilson, Georgetown, Campbellsville, Cumberland (Tenn.), Bethel, Cincinnati Christian, Reinhardt, Bluefield, Cumberlands (Ky.), Union, Pikeville, Point and St. Andrews. The Knights compete with familiar foes Lindsey Wilson, Georgetown, Campbellsville, Cumberland (Tenn.), Bethel and Cincinnati Christian in the Mid-South Conference's Appalachian Division.
The Kentucky Christian gridiron group is rebuilding after finishing the 2017 season 1-10.
Other Kentucky high schools represented on the Knights' roster are Ashland, North Bullitt, East Carter, Tates Creek, Bullitt East, Russell, East Ridge, Henry Clay, Owensboro, Greenup County, Greenwood, Paris, Grant County, West Carter, Male, Adair County, Shelby County, Lexington Christian Academy, Nicholas County, Holy Cross, Todd County Central, Harrison County, Jenkins and Shawnee.
In addition to in-state products, the Knights' roster features players from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, Texas and Illinois.
The Knights are under the direction of head coach Corey Phipps, who was the offensive coordinator at NCAA Division II member Missouri Southern State University prior to coming to Kentucky Christian.
Before beginning his college career, Hunt helped to lead the Butler County defensive unit during his senior season in high school, registering 68 total tackles. Hunt recorded 44 solo tackles for the Bears during the 2016 campaign. Butler County concluded the 2016 season 8-4, falling to perennial state powerhouse Mayfield in the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs. Hunt's senior season included a victory over visiting Ballard Memorial in the opening round of the Class 2A Playoffs in Morgantown.
As a junior at Butler County in 2015, Hunt recorded 28 tackles, 21 of which were solo stops.
Contributing early on in his prep career at Butler County, Hunt posted 38 tackles, 23 of which were solo stops, during his sophomore campaign in 2014.
The Kentucky Christian football program has not yet finalized and released its schedule for the 2018 season.