Margus Hunt (Credit: AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)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.
When Hunt first came to the U.S. from his native Estonia, it was for his Track and Field prowess, but when SMU did away with track scholarships, he says, he turned to football. Having never played -- and having only been to a couple games in person -- he used Madden games to help him learn how to play the game.Read More »from Meet the NFL prospect that learned football from Madden video game