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#36 Avery Cunningham
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 209
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Winton Woods HS
Major: Actuarial Science
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Avery Cunningham
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/09/2013

Started 43 consecutive career games

2013 CMU Gridiron Gladiator Award
2013 Midseason Second Team All-MAC (Phil Steele)
2013 Preseason Fourth Team All-MAC (Phil Steele)

2013: [Game-by-Game StatisticsHonored on Phil Steele Midseason All-MAC Second Team ... named to Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team ... team captain ... started every game at safety for the third consecutive season ... finished third on the team in tackles with 76 ... tied for the team lead in solo tackles with 49 ... also tallied two sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and four pass break-ups ... recorded 10 tackles, including a season-high nine solos, and one sack for a loss of 12 yards against UNLV (9/14) ... made nine tackles and had one sack for a loss of five yards at North Carolina State (9/28) ... equaled a season high with 10 tackles (7 solos) versus Northern Illinois (10/19) ... had five tackles, a fumble recovery and returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown in Senior Day win over Eastern Michigan (11/29).

2012: [Game-by-Game StatisticsIn the starting line-up for all 13 games … finished fourth on the team with 88 tackles … also tallied six tackles for loss, four pass break-ups, two sacks, two interceptions, a team high two forced fumbles, and one blocked kick … had nine tackles in season opener versus Southeast Missouri State (8/30) … recorded five tackles against Michigan State (9/8) and Iowa (9/22) … made nine tackles, including a season high six solos, at Northern Illinois (9/29) … registered a season best 12 tackles and had one sack for a loss of 13 yards versus Navy (10/12) … recorded second straight double digit tackle performance against Ball State (10/20), totaling 10, and had a forced fumble … had seven stops in win over Akron (10/27) … totaled six tackles, .5 of a sack, and an interception in road win over rival Eastern Michigan (11/10) … had eight tackles and an interception, which he returned for 10 yards, at UMass (11/23) … recorded three solo tackles, forced a fumble, and blocked a punt late in the game in win over Western Kentucky (12/26) in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.  

2011: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Started and made five tackles in season opener against SCSU (9/1) ... Recorded five tackles at Kentucky (9/10) ... made a career-high 11 tackles at Western Michigan (9/17) ... led the defense with 10 tackles, one for a loss of two yards, at Michigan State (9/24) ... made four tackles and broke up two passes against Northern Illinois (10/1) ... made eight tackles at NC State (10/8) ... made four tackles against Eastern Michigan (10/15) ... made seven tackles at Ball State (10/22) ... recorded four tackles at Akron (10/29) ... led the CMU defense with seven tackles at Kent St (11/4) ... made four tackles and broke up two passes against Ohio (11/10) ... recorded 10 tackles against Toledo (11/18).

2010: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Named to MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals.com ... started one game in secondary ... recorded first career tackle in first collegiate appearance in win against Hampton (9/2) ... broke up two passes in first career start against Miami (10/16) ... led the defense with a career-high 11 tackles in loss vs. Bowling Green (10/30) ... returned his first career interception 63 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give CMU a four-point lead.

High School: Associated Press Division II All-Ohio first team honoree … 2009 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and all-conference first-team honoree … All-Southwest Ohio and all-city first-team selection … intercepted four passes as a senior … helped lead Winton Woods to the Ohio Division II state championship in 2009, the school’s first state title … selected to play in the Ohio North-South all-star game … ran on Winton Woods’ 4x400m relay team that qualified for the 2009 track and field state championships … honor roll student.

 


CAREER STATS
  GP GS UA A TOTAL TFL SACKS INT PD FF FR
2010 12 6 28 23 51 1 0 1-63 2 0 0
2011          12 12 46 33 79 1 0 0 4 0 0
2012 13 13 41 46 88 6 2-16 2-14 4 2 0
2013 12 12 49 27 76 4 2-17 1-0 4 1 0
TOTAL 49 43 164 129 294 12 4-33 4-77 14 3 0