Margus Hunt is a familiar name for fans of Southern Methodist University football. As a Mustang, he broke the SMU record for blocked kicks, deflecting eight in his first 14 games. He was also the MVP of the 2012 Hawaii Bowl.
At 6’8″ and 277 pounds, he’ll likely be just as familiar to NFL fans in the coming years. But at this year’s NFL Combine, Hunt revealed a secret to his success that no one saw coming: If it hadn’t been for EA’s Madden series, he might never have played football at all.