DOB: 30 March 1984
From: Aberfeldie/Calder Cannons, Selection #54, 2002 National Draft
Number: 33 2003
The son of former Carlton legend Ken Hunter was drafted with a reputation for fearlessness and strong marking, but never managed to add any weight to his light frame and was undersized for AFL football. At the start of his first year he was 5kg lighter than any other player on an AFL list, but but the time of his debut had at least drawn level with the next closest lightweight.
Carlton had the chance to take him under the father/son rule but opted not too as they believed he was too lightly built. Ironically it was the same reason Richmond rejected his father in the 1980's.
He was given his opportunity in the midst of a losing streak towards the end of the 2003 season but struggled to get near the ball in two heavy defeats and failed to play another senior game. The club had ordered him to bulk up in the off-season, he did but he was still too lightly framed to stand up to the rigours of AFL football.
Hunter also played for Carlton in the VFL during 2002. When he left Melbourne he joined Box Hill in the VFL in 2005 where he stayed for three seasons. In 2008 he played for Balwyn in the Eastern Football League before joining Sandringham in 29009 where he remained for two seasons.
"Hunter tracked down and snared by Demons" - The Age 25/11/2002
"Carlton great's on takes his blue with a dash of red" - The Age 30/07/2003
"Hunter's weighting game" - The Age 09/01/2004