The Arizona Cardinals took Delaware State’s Rodney Gunter in the fourth round of the NFL Draft today.

Gunter, the 116th pick in this year’s draft, is DSU’s first NFL draft pick since wide receiver Darnerien McCants was taken by the Washington Redskins in 2001.

He’s also the Hornets’ highest draft pick since receiver John Taylor was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round in 1986.

Gunter was a four-year starter from 2011 to 2014, competing in each of the Hornets’ 45 games during the span. He was an All-MEAC First Team selection in 2013; and second team pick in 2012 and 2014.

His career stats include 99 solo tackles and 89 assists, 37 tackles-for-loss and 18 sacks. He was the Hornets’ sack leader in each of the last three seasons.


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