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Christian Kuntz
Christian  Kuntz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Chartiers Valley

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 228

Position:
LB



05/11/2017

Buechel to Participate in Steelers Rookie Camp

Record-setting QB is fourth Duke invited to an NFL rookie camp this spring

05/03/2017

Seniors Honored at Annual Luncheon

Autumn Greba and Christian Kuntz named Student-Athletes of the year

05/01/2017

Three Dukes Invited to NFL Mini-Camps

Christian Kuntz (Tampa Bay), Larson Graham (Atlanta) and Wayne Capers Jr. (Pittsburgh) have been invited to NFL camps as undrafted free agents

12/20/2016

Kuntz and Huss Named STATS FCS All-America

Second time in school history DU has two named STATS All-America in same season

12/15/2016

Kuntz Earns AP All-America Honors

Joins Leigh Bodden as @DuqFB's only two-time FCS AP All-Americans

05/03/2017

Senior Banquet

Senior Banquet

11/12/2016

@DuqFB 31 - SHU 10

Duquesne football defeats Sacred Heart University 31-10 on Rooney Field

10/29/2016

Duquesne 35 - Bryant 31

Duquesne football defeats Bryant 35-31 on Rooney Field

09/17/2016

@DuqFB 34 - Dayton 20

Duquesne football defeats Dayton 34-20

09/10/2016

@DuqFB 30 - Bucknell 19

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

Pronunciation: KOONCE

Kuntz Career Recap Get Acrobat Reader

SENIOR
2016 Second Team Associated Press All-America
2016 STATS FCS All-America
2016 Buck Buchanan Award finalist
(finshed 12th of 25 finalists for the award presented annually to the FCS Defensive Player of the Year)
2016 NEC Defensive Player of the Year
2016 First Team All-Northeast Conference

JUNIOR
2015 Associated Press Second Team All-America
2015 STATS FCS First Team All-America
2015 FCS ADA All-America
2015 NEC Defensive Player of the Year
2015 First Team All-NEC

SOPHOMORE
2013 STATS FCS Third Team All-America
2013 First Team All-NEC

Was part of three Northeast Conference championship teams (2013, 2015 & 2016) ... Duquesne went 23-11 overall and 14-3 in the NEC in his three years as a starter ... led the Dukes to the school's first FCS Playoff appearance in 2015 ... is the first Duquesne player to earn All-American honors three times (STATS FCS third team as a sophomore and first team as a junior & senior) ... named second team Associated Press All-America in 2015 and 2016, joining nine-year NFL veteran Leigh Bodden (defensive back at Duquesne from 1999-02) as the only two-time AP All-America in Duquesne's FCS history ... finished 12th of 25 in voting for the 2016 STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award (presented annually to the FCS Defensive Player of the Year) ... NEC career sacks leader with a school record 30.5 ... his 71.5 career TFLs rank fourth on the NCAA all-time FCS list ... two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Year ... first three-time First Team All-NEC pick in school history ... ranked among the top three nationally in FCS tackles for loss per game as a sophomore (1st), junior (3rd) and senior (t2nd) ... ranked among the top 11 nationally in sacks three times (10th as a sophomore, 11th as a junior and 2nd as a senior) ... finished his career with 248 tackles (132 solo), 71.5 tackles for loss, 30.5 sacks, seven fumbles forced and five fumbles recovered ... had 10 games with 3.0 or more tackles for loss.

As a Redshirt Senior (2016)
Team captain ... started all 11 games at outside linebacker ... led the NEC in sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (24.0) in helping the Dukes to a share of the conference title ... ranked second nationally in both categories ... the 11.5 sacks were the third-most in school history ... also led the team with seven quarterback hurries ... was a two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 19 & Nov. 14) ... had a season-high nine tackles, including a career-best 6.0 tackles for loss (2.5 sacks) in a 34-20 win over Dayton ... forced fumbles against Dayton, Kennesaw State and Sacred Heart ... tied the NEC all-time sack mark with a strip sack of Sacred Heart's R.J. Noel that he covered in the end zone for a score that made it 31-10 with 11:06 left ... he became the NEC's all-time sack leader in the final game of the season at CCSU.

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 FCS in total tackles for a loss with 26 for -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)
Suffered an off the field left knee injury in April that forced him to miss the season. Medical redshirt.

As a Sophomore (2013)
Started all 11 games at linebacker ... led the nation in tackles for loss per game (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.

Personal
Played football and basketball (with current Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell) 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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