Hunter Joseph: Football is a huge part of my life. It has taken me places that I dreamed about as a kid and gave me my highest highs and lowest lows. Life is a lot bigger than football but football is the biggest thing in my life. Everything that I do outside of football still revolves around football, if that makes sense. I’ve invested everything I have into this game.
Joe Gaiter: Tell me about your season this year?
Hunter Joseph: This season was my second season at Otterbein. I received a lot more attention and double coverages from defenses after the first season I had at Otterbein. Luckily I had another great receiver on my team, Julian Lowe, to take some of that away. I always said it was like picking your poison with us because you couldn’t cover both of us. Overall I had a pretty good season with 4 games over 100 yards and 1 game I had 171 yards and 3 touchdowns in the first half. Overall it was a good season.
Joe Gaiter: How hungry are you to make the NFL?
Hunter Joseph: It is something I have dreamed of since I was a kid and to actually have the opportunity is a blessing. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that 99% of football players don’t get and if you think I’m going to waste it you couldn’t be more wrong.
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss most about playing college ball?
Hunter Joseph: Definitely the friends that I have made throughout my college days. Although I have always treated football as more than a game I now realize that the NFL is a business and it’s just not fighting for playing time, but fighting to keep food on families tables. College ball isn’t as cutthroat as the league but I believe I’m prepared for that.
Joe Gaiter: What would you tell yourself if you could go back to your freshman year?
Hunter Joseph: Honestly I wouldn’t change my journey to where I am at now. It made me who I am today and although it didn’t workout at Ohio Dominican I learned a lot in my time there before transferring and used that to dominate when I got the opportunity at Otterbein.
Joe Gaiter: Why should someone pick you over someone that plays your same position?
Hunter Joseph: Outside of my athletic ability, my passion for the game. A lot of people say they are passionate about the game but really aren’t about it like that. I love this game and want to play it for as long as God allows me. Also to mention I have never had any off the field issues and carry myself as a professional at all times.
Joe Gaiter: Have you reached your athletic peak?
Hunter Joseph: No. Everytime I step in the training facility it is to increase some asset of my game and I feel like I will always be hungry to get better. Nobody is perfect at everything especially in football and at the WR position.
Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation on the field?
Hunter Joseph: My motivation is to dominate the guy across from me. The guy they have guarding me is someone that they believe can stop me and I am out there to show that my best is better than your best.
Joe Gaiter: Do you have a backup if you don’t get drafted?
Hunter Joseph: If I don’t get drafted I hope to get invited to a rookie mini camp to show them that they should have drafted me. Whatever I have to do to show that playing football is where I belong I will do.
Joe Gaiter: Who is your agent and why did you chose them?
Hunter Joseph: Eli Phillips. He was very realistic with me and showed that he wants what is in my best interest at all times. He makes sure I’m taken care of and he believes in me.
Joe Gaiter: Where and how often are you training?
Hunter Joseph: I train every day at D1 Sports Facility whether it is field work, drill work, or in the weight room. It is a great environment to be in and very motivating to train with guys that have been through this process and played in the league.
Joe Gaiter: When was your proday?
Hunter Joseph: My Pro Day was March 22nd at Ohio State University. I believe it went very well and I improved my stock.
Joe Gaiter: What do you want your legacy to be?
Hunter Joseph: I want to be an inspiration to kids. I want them to look at me and see that I didn’t go to a big school but I still made it. That is one of my biggest drives is the people that are looking up to me, the biggest being my little brother who is a sophomore in high school right now. As for football, I want to be one of the best to ever do it and I believe all I need is an opportunity.
Joe Gaiter: Final Words/Shoutouts?
Hunter Joseph: I want to give a huge shoutout to my parents because without them I wouldn’t be where I am with the opportunities I have. Also to my trainer Chuck Gresham, he pushes me to be my absolute best each and every day.