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Hunt, White honored as NFL Rookies of Month

Fri, Sep 29, 2017

MOBILE -- It was quite a first month in the NFL for Reese's Senior Bowl alums Kareem Hunt and Tre'Davious White.

Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs starting running back, has exploded on to the scene. The NFL's leading rusher was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month and the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month on Tuesday. He is just the fourth rookie to be named an offensive player of the month, joining Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions, 1989), Edgerrin James (Indianapolis Colts, 1999) and Mike Anderson (Denver Broncos, 2000). 

Through his first three games as a pro Hunt has rushed 47 times for 401 yards — an average of 8.5 yards per carry — and four touchdowns and he’s caught nine passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He is also the first player in NFL history to score a 50-plus-yard touchdown for three straight games to open his career.

White was projected as a starting cornerback when he was drafted in the first round in April, but he has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations. He was named the NFL's Defensvie Rookie of the Month for September.

White leads the Bills with seven pass breakups and has done a solid job of limiting yards after catch when completions are made against him. Last week, according to Pro Football Focus, White was targeted by Denver QB Trevor Siemian 10 times in the game, and though he surrendered five catches, they went for just 85 yards with only nine yards coming after the catch.