Valley Legend Prepping Former Chandler Star For Biggest Test

Brett Hundley has always made things look easy.

Whether it was carving up prep defenses at Chandler High School or the Pac-12’s best the past three seasons at UCLA, Hundley’s strong arm and nimble feet make him an intriguing pro prospect with the NFL draft rapidly approaching this spring.

First, the 6’3 227-pounder will be poked, prodded, tested and critiqued at next week’s annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Hundley will be placed squarely under the NFL personnel microscope for teams looking at potentially drafting the personable Arizona native.

Fortunately he’s been advised and mentored by a couple of guys who have seen their share of success in the NFL. Kurt Warner and Colin Kaepernick trained Hundley recently here in Arizona. Scouts believe his skill-set mirrors the San Francisco 49ers standout.

“Being able to be with those guys for two weeks helped me out so much,” Hundley told’s Brad Cesmat in a phone interview Friday morning. “Just for them to be there for me is huge.”

He said the main focus of Warner in the workouts was helping “clean up” inconsistencies with mechanics, footwork and weight distribution which can be a challenge for scramblers like Hundley and Kaepernick.

The former Wolves’ approach throughout the pre-draft process has been simple: only control what he can control.

Especially from the people close to him.

“I think really just understanding your circle is the big thing in this whole process,” Hundley said. “You won’t hear nothing positive about yourself in this whole process so you have to be strong and have a strong supporting cast behind you.”

Many feel he’s expected to be selected in the first three rounds after throwing for 22 touchdowns as a redshirt junior last fall. His three-year totals at UCLA include 75 passing touchdowns with just 25 interceptions. He threw for just under 10,000 yards and tallied 30 more scores on the ground.