DSU Football BIO
95 Rodney Gunter

2014: SportsNetwork Preseason FCS All-America Second Team and Preseason All-MEAC Second Team selection.

2013: All-MEAC First Team selection … team leader and 16th in the MEAC in sacks at 4.5 (0.41 pg) … second on the Hornets with 10.5 tackles for loss … seventh on the team with 43 total tackles … sixth on the squad with 21 solo stops … tied career-high with 10 tackles (eight solo) vs. Morgan State in season finale (Nov. 23) … also credited with 1.5 tackles for loss in Morgan State contest …  had seas0on-high 2.5 tackles-for-loss (-5), including a sack (-2) in 29-21 win over Florida A&M (Nov. 16) … also collected six total tackles (five solo) in Florida A&M contest … tallied 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-6), including 1.5 sacks (-10) in 24-22 victory over Savannah State (Sep. 28) … had six tackles (two solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss (-10) and 1.5 sacks (-10) vs. Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 5) … recorded seven tackles (one solo), including a tackle-for-loss (-1), and a quarterback hurry in 22-20 win over Howard (Nov. 2) … tallied four tackles (three solo), including a backfield stop (-4), in loss to Hampton (Oct. 26) …  Preseason All-MEAC First Team … Phil Steele’s College Football Magazine pre-season All-MEAC First Team selection.

2012: All-MEAC Second Team selection … team leader and tied for seventh in the MEAC at 0.50 sacks per game (5.5 total) … seventh on the Hornets with 49 total tackles … tops among team defensive linemen with 27 unassisted tackles … second on the team with nine tackles-for-loss (-46) … also credited with three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, a recovery and one pass break up … had career-high three sacks (-18) in 23-20 overtime loss to NC Central (Nov. 3) … had four solo tackles and two assists in NC Central contest … tied career-high with 10 tackles (six solo), including two behind the line-of-scrimmage, in loss to Howard in season finale (Nov. 17) … had four solo tackles, including a sack, and an assist vs. South Carolina State (Oct. 13) … recorded four tackles (three unassisted), a forced fumble, fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries in 17-10 win over VMI in season opener (Sep. 1) … recorded three tackles, including a sack, in 24-22 loss to Florida A&M (Sep. 22) … had five tackles (three solo) in 23-78 loss to FBS Cincinnati (Sep. 15) … competed in all 11 games.

2011: Competed in all 11 games as a true freshman … fifth on the Hornets with 39 total tackles (24 unassisted)  … also fifth on the team with 4.5 tackles-for-loss (-19) … also credited with one sack (-4) and one quarterback hurry … had career-high 10 tackles (nine solo), including a backfield stop (-5), in loss to So. Carolina State (Sep. 24) … tallied six tackles (four unassisted), including two behind the line-of-scrimmage (-7), in 12-0 loss to Morgan State (Oct. 29) … had three solo tackles (one TFL) and three assists in 14-7 setback to No. Carolina Central (Nov. 5) … recorded ½ sack vs. Shaw (Sep. 10) and Hampton (Nov. 12).    

High School: Football and basketball standout at Haines City HS … Florida All-State Honorable Mention as a senior.

Personal: Son of Sondra Russell and Rodney Gunter, Sr. … has two brothers … Delaware State University and MEAC Scholar-Athlete. … cousin D.C. Jefferson played football at Rutgers … fan of N.Y. Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul … hopes to own a business one day.


Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 305
Year: Senior
City/State: Lake Hamilton, Fla.
High School: Haines City HS
Major: Business Administration
Experience: 3 Years
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