The career stat line for Air Force receiver Colton Huntsman is quite tidy: one carry, 12 yards, one touchdown. Can’t get any better than that.
Huntsman, a sophomore, scored on his first career carry in the fourth quarter against Idaho State in the season opener. Nobody realistically thinks that they’re going to take their first career carry to the end zone (though, running back Jon Lee also did that in last year’s season opener).
“I wasn’t expecting it to happen,” Huntsman said. “It happened so quick. Everyone did that job, and it allowed me to get in the end zone.”
Huntsman is a converted quarterback, and had a good camp. He got some additional playing time last week because Ty MacArthur was knocked out of the game in the second quarter. Huntsman could play a big role this Saturday at Michigan if MacArthur isn’t ready. Either way, his perfect record as a college player will probably come to an end sooner or later, but it’s a pretty cool story he can tell years from now.
“It was a lot of fun,” Huntsman said. “It felt great to get in the end zone on my first carry.”