Christian Kuntz
Christian  Kuntz

RS Senior

Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Chartiers Valley

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 228



@DuqFB Comes From Behind to Defeat Dayton, 34-20

Duquesne defense blanks Flyers in the second half


@DuqFB to Host Dayton on ESPN3 Saturday at Noon on Rooney Field

Dukes and Flyers meet for ninth straight season


@DuqFB Wins Ninth Straight Home Opener with 30-19 Decision Over Bucknell

Freshman A.J. Hines runs for three touchdowns


@DuqFB Opens Home Slate Saturday at 6:00 pm Versus Bucknell

Dukes look to win ninth straight home opener


@DuqFB Drops Season Opener at Youngstown State, 45-10

Dukes host Bucknell on Sept. 10 at 6:00 pm in home opener


@DuqFB 34 - Dayton 20

Duquesne football defeats Dayton 34-20


@DuqFB 30 - Bucknell 19

Duquesne football defeats Bucknell 30-19 in their home opener on Rooney Field.


Duquesne 30, Saint Francis 20

Duquesne 30, Saint Francis 20


Duquesne 27, CCSU 10

Duquesne 27, CCSU 10


Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

Pronunciation: KOONCE

2016 STATS FCS Preseason All-America First Team
2016 College Sports Madness Preseason All-American
2016 Football Gameplan FCS Preseason All-America First Team
2016 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America
2016 NEC Preseason All-Conference
2015 FCS ADA All-America
2015 Associated Press Second Team All-America
2015 STATS FCS First Team All-America
2015 College Sports Madness Third Team All-America
2015 NEC Defensive Player of the Year
2015 First Team All-NEC
2013 Sports Network Third Team All-America
2013 First Team All-NEC

2016 Preseason and 2015 All-American linebacker who led the nation in FCS in tackles for a loss in 2015 with 26 for a loss of 114 yards ... enters the 2016 season fifth all-time at Duquesne in career sacks with 21.0 ... other career numbers entering 2016 include 47.5 tackles for a loss of 195 yards, 184 total tackles (94 solo), 13 pass breakups, 12 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three touchdowns ... team captain.

as a redshirt junior (2015)
Team captain ... STATS FCS Defensive National Player of the Week on Nov. 23 ... two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 9 & Nov. 23) ... led the nation in tackles for a loss in FCS with 26 for a total of 114 yards ... 17 of his tackles for a loss came in the final six games of the season ... led the Dukes with four interceptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns, 11 sacks for a loss of 70 yards, six pass breakups and six quarterback hurries ... his 11 sacks were good for third best all-time in a season at DU ... finished the season third on the team with 72 total tackles (47 solo) ... started all 12 games at outside linebacker ... had a season-high 12 tackles (7 solo), including four for a loss of six yards at Bryant ... also added two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and an interception with a 42-yard return for a touchdown at Bryant ... had eight tackles (4 solo), a pass breakup and three sacks for a loss of 20 yards in a win at Robert Morris ... had nine tackles (5 solo), a sack for five yards, a pass breakup and an interception for a nine-yard touchdown in a win at Sacred Heart ... posted six tackles (5 solo) and two sacks for a loss of 13 yards in the NEC title clinching win over Saint Francis ... had seven tackles (5 solo), three tackles for a loss of 17 yards, a forced fumble and two sacks for a loss of 15 yards in the FCS Playoff game at William & Mary.

as a junior (2014)
Medical redshirt.

as a sophomore (2013)
Started all 11 games at linebacker ... led the nation in tackles for loss (1.8/g.) in becoming just the fifth Duquesne player to be named All-American (Third Team) by The Sports Network ... was the first sophomore in school history to earn All-American honors from any affiliate ... was the only Duke named First Team All-NEC ... was a two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week ... tied for the team lead with 74 tackles (32 solo) and led the Dukes in tackles for loss (19.5) and sacks (9.0) ... also tied for team-high with two fumbles forced ... had a season-high 11 tackles at Sacred Heart ... had 10 tackles including 4.5 tackles for loss (3.5 of which were sacks) in the season-ending win at Monmouth ... 3.0 of his 10 tackles at Dayton were for losses ... 4.0 of his eight tackles vs. West Liberty were for losses totaling 11 yards ... posted his second career interception in week nine at Sacred Heart.

as a freshman (2012)
Played in all 11 games with a start in the opener at Old Dominion as a true freshman ... finished with 38 tackles (15 solo) and 2.0 tackles for loss ... had 12 stops (3 solo) and returned an interception 49 yards for a score against ODU ... the 49-yard score, which came with 38 seconds left in the second quarter, gave the Dukes a 20-10 halftime lead ... had four tackles each in four other games ... recovered fumbles against both Saint Francis and Albany.

played football and basketball at Chartiers Valley ... suffered a ruptured spleen during an August practice as a returning captain prior to his senior football season ... the injury sidelined him for the year ... managed to return and be cleared to play two days before the first game of his senior basketball season ... major: supply chain management ... date of birth: 4/13/94.


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