Last season, Anthony Dixon led the NFL in preseason rushing yards. Well that didn't translate to the regular season and Dixon has since been demoted to the No. 3 running back, behind Hunter.
In 2009, Glen Coffee led the NFL in rushing yards. Less then one year later he retired to join the ministry or carry a gun, whichever way you want to look at it.
And Thomas Clayton led all running backs in rushing yards during both the 2007 and 2008 preseason. He is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
So does leading the NFL in preseason rushing yards mean anything?
Not really, as shown by the players I listed above. However, it would seem that Kendall Hunter's performance wasn't a fluke and he is going to be a real stud.
Hunter didn't just look strong running the ball this preseason. He showed great vision, patience and put this mouth in there to block more than once.
Today, I am going to focus on five reasons why he is the San Francisco 49ers running back of the future.