June 2, 2017

Argos’ RB Kendall Hunter retires

San Francisco 49ers

TORONTO – Kendall Hunter’s stay in the CFL has been short-lived. The Toronto Argonauts announced Friday that Hunter is retiring from professional football.

The former NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers joined the Argos exactly three months ago.

The 5-foot-7, 200-pound native of Tyler, Texas, spent time with the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, who selected him in the fourth round (115th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. Hunter went on to play 45 NFL games, including 43 with the 49ers, registering 1,204 yards and seven touchdowns on 263 carries while catching 27 passes for 268 yards.

Still just 28, Hunter was in the competition to start at running back for the Argos. That battle continues in camp as Brandon Whitaker, Ben Malena, James Wilder Jr. and Martese Jackson are among those vying for the job.