MBB Flex Pack
#42 John Hugunin
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 232
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Oswego, Ill.
High School: Oswego
Experience: 2 Letters
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2015: Totaled 15 tackles, including one sack against Morehead State...was named PFL Player of the Week, and earned STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week and College Sporting News National All-Star honors after 20 tackles, one and a half sacks, and two forced fumbles against Jacksonville...had a two yard kickoff interception against Valparaiso and seven tackles...had four solo tackles and seven assists against Campbell...totaled seven solo tackles and three assists against Stetson...had a total of eight tackles and two sacks against North Dakota...six solo tackles and three assists against William Jewel...named to preseason All-PFL team...named a team captain for the second straight year. 

2014: Started in nine games … earned honorable mention All-PFL recognition … led the Bulldogs with 365 receiving yards on 32 catches and three touchdowns … hauled in a career-high 93 receiving yards on eight catches with a long of 17 yards at Valparaiso … caught two touchdown passes in the comeback victory at Dayton, totaling 58 receiving yards ... made a 51-yard catch against Davidson ... had four catches for 29 yards against Marist ... made three catches for 34 yards with a 10-yard touchdown reception at Western Illinois.

2013: Led Drake and the PFL with 113 total tackles ... was ranked 13th nationally in tackles ... made 67 solo stops and had 11 tackles for loss ... named first team All-PFL ... also recovered two fumbles, caused another and blocked a kick ... was credited with 10 tackles, four of them solo and an assisted tackle for a loss of yards against San Diego ... made seven tackles, six of them solo, and forced a fumble in win over Dayton ... had seven tackles, five solo and three for a loss of yards in win over Morehead State ... made 11 tackles, six solo, one of which was a sack, three for loss of yards and recovered a fumble in win over Valparaiso ... had 16 tackles, eight solo and eight assists, agaisnt Butler ... made six tackles in the win at Davidson ... had two tackles for loss of four yards in 10 total tackles (six solo), and one fumble recovery in win over Jacksonville ... is currently ranked seventh in the nation in tackles with 11.5 per game ... was credited with 10 tackles, three solo stops and two tackles for loss in the loss at Mercer ... recorded six tackles, four solo, and one tackle for loss against Indianapolis ... had a team-high 11 tackles, seven of them solo, in the loss at No. 9 UNI ... was the nation’s leading tackler in week No. 1 with a career-high 19 tackles, six solo, in the loss to Grand View.

2012: Named a preseason all-PFL selection following a 2012 season that saw him earn second team all-PFL honors … led the team with 99 tackles, 37 solo, six tackles for loss and two sacks … contributed a half sack in five tackles (2 solo) in win versus Butler …had a tackle for loss and 12 tackles (5 solo) in loss at Dayton .. was the game leader in tackles with 12 (4 solo) including 0.5 sack in win versus Marist … garnered nine tackles (1 solo) in win at Valparaiso … had a fumble recovery with eight tackles (4 solo) in win versus San Diego … posted seven tackles and a 0.5 tackle for loss of 13 yards in win at Campbell … recorded a career high 16 tackles (8 solo) with a 10-yard sack in win versus Morehead State … collected 10 tackles (3 solo) with 0.5 for loss in loss at Indiana State … led team with 13 tackles (7 solo) with two for losses in loss versus Montana State … in first collegiate start in win versus Grand View, picked up Naser Hannoon's blocked punt and ran 35 yards for a touchdown, also recorded seven tackles (3 solo).

2011: Given the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year award at the annual Channing Smith Banquet...redshirted.

Prep: Earned 2010 first team all-state honors in Class 6A from Illinois High School Football Coaches Association...also first team all-Southwest Prairie Conference and all-area...named team captain as senior...first team all-conference and all-area as junior...two-time team MVP...IHSFCA academic all-state as senior...student advisory leader and member of honor roll. 

Personal: Education major ... recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship ... named to the 2013 PFL Honor Roll ... son of Jim and Kim Hugunin ... born in July, 1993 in Illinois.