HISTORY — From College Profile
2022 • REDSHIRT SENIOR
Awards: Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media.
Season: Appeared in 11 games at guard and center, with eight starts...Named the coaching staff's Offensive Player of the Game (Auburn, 9/17).
at Purdue (9/1): Helped Penn State gain 406 yards, including 308 through the air. Ohio (9/10): Aided the Penn State offense to gain 572 yards...Nittany Lion freshmen (true and redshirt) combined for 423 of the 572 yards (74 percent)...Blocked for Sean Clifford, Drew Allar and Christian Veilleux, who combined for 338 passing yards...Paved way for the Nittany Lions to gain 234 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 44 and 70 yards, both by Nicholas Singleton. at Auburn (9/17): Assisted the Nittany Lion offense in netting 477 yards of offense in the road victory...Helped Penn State finish with 245 yards rushing...Paved the way for five Nittany Lion rushing touchdowns...Prior to the five rushing touchdowns, Auburn had allowed just one rushing score in its last seven games dating back to 2021...Blocked for the freshmen tandem of Singleton and Kaytron Allen, who each had two rushing scores...Singleton had runs of 54 and 53 yards. at Michigan (10/15): Clifford recorded 74 yards on the ground, including a career-best 62-yard run. Minnesota (10/22): Helped pave the way for Singleton (79 yards) and Allen (77 yards) to both top 75 rushing yards...Pass blocked for Clifford, who logged 295 yards passing with four touchdowns. Ohio State (10/29): Helped the offense put up 482 total yards, including 371 passing yards from Clifford...Paved way for Allen who averaged 6.3 yards per carry on 12 carries while totaling two touchdowns. at Indiana (11/5): Helped the Nittany Lion running backs record four rushing touchdowns on the day...Paved the way for the offense to put up 483 total yards while only allowing one sack. Maryland (11/12): Helped the offense record 413 yards of total offense...Blocked for a rushing attack that eclipsed the 200-yard mark...Offensive line did not allow a sack. at Rutgers (11/19): Paved the way for the fifth 200-yard rushing game of the season and 436 total yards of offense...Helped Allen rush for a career-high 117 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Aided the rushing attack to outgain the Spartans 160-25 on the ground...Blocked for Clifford who etched his sixth, four-touchdown game of his career...Helped lead the offense to 410 total yards. vs. Utah (1/2): Contributed to an offensive attack which became the first team in Rose Bowl history to have an 80+ yard rushing touchdown and 80+ yard receiving touchdown in the same game...The Nittany Lions logged 448 total yards in the win, it's seventh-straight 400+ yard game...Penn State had eight plays of 20+ yards.
2018-21 • CORNELL
Career: Finished career at Cornell starting 20 consecutive games at right tackle.
Awards: 2021: Earned second-team All-America honors from the AFCA...Picked up third-team All-America laurels from Phil Steele...Named Phil Steele’s Ivy League Offensive Lineman of the Year...Was a first-team All-Ivy League selection...Earned Academic All-Ivy League Honors...Was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy...Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society. 2019: Earned second-team All-Ivy league honors.
Season: 2021: Started all 10 games...Led an offensive line which paced the Ivy League and ranked fifth nationally with 0.9 sacks allowed per game, three fewer than any other Ivy League school allowed...Cornell’s offensive line allowed a school record-low nine sacks, besting a previous mark of 17 despite ranking second in the Ivy in pass attempts...The Big Red were second in the Ivy League and 16th nationally in fewest tackles for loss allowed (4.2 per game)...The Big Red didn’t allow a sack against nationally-ranked VMI, Colgate and Penn and no more than two in any game. 2019: Started all 10 games at right tackle...The offense increased its scoring average, total offense and rushing touchdowns from 2018...The offensive line allowed one sack of less in the team’s five of seven Ivy League games...Team tallied four games with 400-plus yards of offense and two, 200-yard rushing games.
Was a two-year captain at The Walker School, where he played for head coach Matt Casper...Named a two-time all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Recruit Georgia and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association...Earned three-time all-region honors, including two years on the first team...Was named Regional Lineman of the Year as a senior...Also picked up first-team all-county honors as a senior...Lettered in lacrosse and track and field...Earned all-region honors in the shot put.
Full name is Hunter Lee Nourzad...Son of John and Jamie Nourzad...Has a sister...Earned degree in Engineering at Cornell.