KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the first time since week three, Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt found his way back into the end zone. 116 yards rushing on Sunday put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
A remarkable accomplishment considering he wasn't supposed to be the Chiefs starting running back at the beginning of the season but has stepped in nicely for Spencer Ware who was injured in the preseason game against Seattle.
"I guess when I came off they played something on the jumbotron saying I got a thousand yards it was a pretty big deal," said Hunt, whose aggressive play has made an impression in all his teammates.
"That's a heck of an accomplishment no question." Said Chief's quarterback Alex Smith. "I think the kind of teammate he is, to be thrust into the role that he was thrust into that late, right at the end of preseason the way he's carried himself. The way he cares how much he invest, you know how much it means to him. I don't think there is s guy on this team that's not happy for him no question."
Like all humble running backs, Hunt knows exactly who to thank for this year's success.
"You know it's a huge accomplishment, nobody can take that away from you. "I'd like to thank those guys up front, they did a great job all season helping me grind out those tough yards..
While Hunt started the season off red-hot he got cold as the teams started to stack the box against the Chiefs, but when you look at how far he's come he's a tremendous athlete and not only does he run the ball well, but he does a great job catching out of the backfield which has always been a huge staple in this Andy Reid offense.