Coming off a strong junior season, Lutheran 2019 Hunter Grills showed he is a versatile athlete capable of playing all over the field on both sides of the ball this season.
At 5’11, 175-pounds, Grills helped the Cougars to 6-5 this season and saw time at QB, RB, WR and as a DB on defense.
“I would describe my self as a mobile player I can play many positions on offense and defense I consider myself a athlete willing to help out wherever coach needs me,” Grills said. “I would say my best plays have came from QB this year because I got to make something happen every play, but I love slot and RB. Where ever coach needs me.”
Grills was one of three QBs to see time this season, he threw for seven TDs and nearly 600 yards, rushed for 735 yards and seven TDs and caught six passes for 111 yards. On defense he recorded 28 tackles, a sack, an interception and recovered a fumble.
“The overall season I believe I did okay, many mistakes and things to get better at in all the positions that I played this past year hope to come back next year better and minimize as many mistakes as I can,” Grills said. “Our goal is to win a state championship.”
Grills says he spent much of the offseason working out and focusing on getter bigger and stronger and continue to work hard in the classroom.
He says he began playing football in the second-grade, first for Troy Trojans until middle school when he played for Elsberry, then came to Lutheran St. Charles.
He says his parents have had the biggest influence on his football career to date.
“They make sure I am on track with grades and spend there time in money taking me to college camps and combines to help me play at the next level,” Grills said.
Grills doesn’t currently have any offers, but has been in contact with several NCAA Division I and Division II programs, including Missouri Western, Missouri State, McKendree, SEMO, Minnesota State and has most recently been in contact with Bucknell.