Citizenship: USA Last Club: University of Virginia How Acquired: Selected 28th overall (2nd round) in 2012 SuperDraft
Selected 28th overall by the Fire in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Hunter Jumper provides depth on the left side of defense behind veteran Fire standout Gonzalo Segares. Also able to play in the middle, the third year defender brings championship experience to the Fire, having won the 2009 NCAA College Cup with the University of Virginia.
2013: Started two matches for the Fire. Earned his first professional start on April 7 against the New York Red Bulls in a 3-1 victory, assisted on Daniel Paladini’s 44th minute goal. In his second start against Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 23, scored the game-winner with a diving header in the 13th minute and helped the defense earn the shutout in the 1-0 victory. INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: Played the full 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Club America on July 10.
2012: Appeared in five matches logging 48 minutes…Made his professional debut when he entered in the 68th minute of a 1-1 draw at the Montreal Impact 3/17… LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Appeared in one match, starting the 2-3 overtime loss to the Michigan Bucks 5/29…INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Started both international friendlies, going the full 90 minutes against Aston Villa FC 7/21 and Club Santos Laguna 9/8…MLS RESERVE LEAGUE: One of only four players to start all 10 Reserve matches…Scored in the fifth minute of a 2-1 victory against FC Dallas 9/18.
College: Appeared in 79 matches, scoring five goals and 13 assists from 2008-11 at the Unviersity of Virginia…2011: Started 17 games – 15 at left back and two at holding midfield…Played and started in 79 career games…Second-Team All-NSCAA South Atlantic Region honoree…Named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team…Named to ACC All-Tournament Team for third straight year…Recorded two assists and goal off free kick in ACC Quarterfinal win vs. Wake Forest (11/8)…Scored first goal of season off free kick vs. Howard (10/18)…Earned assist off his corner kick on Brian Ownby goal in win vs. Navy (10/11)…One of 30 national nominees for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Men’s Soccer…2010: Made 19 appearances, scoring one goal…Named to the 2010 ACC All-Tournament team…Earned his third-consecutive nod to the All-ACC Academic Team…Selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District second team…A member of the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll…Appeared in 19 games and started those contests…Scored game-winner in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal vs. Wake Forest…2009: A repeat selection to the All-ACC Academic Team…A member of the ACC All-Tournament team after the Cavaliers won the crown for the 10th time in school history…Started 24 games in the backfield and part of the Cavalier defense that posted 17 shutouts on the season…Registered a goal and tied for the team lead with four assists…Goal came against Portland (Nov. 29) in the third round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament…Assisted on the game-winning goal against NC State (Nov. 15) in the title game of the ACC Championship…2008: Named to the 2008 All-ACC Academic Team…Started all 19 games he appeared in…Tallied one goal and five assists for seven points…First collegiate goal was against ACC opponent NC State (Sept. 19)…Two of his assists came on game-winning goals, against Hofstra (Sept. 7) and Central Connecticut State (Sept. 23).
Prep/Club: Attended Greenhill School in Addison, TX…Named a 2007 NSCAA All-American…Named a Parade Area All-American in 2008…An adidas ESP team member…Scored 125 goals and had 215 assists in a decorated career with Solar soccer club out of Texas
International: Was a member of the U.S. U17 and U19 national teams
Personal: Parents are Stan and Judy Jumper…Brother Derrick played soccer at the University of Pennsylvania…Fan of all Dallas sports teams… Majored in Psychology and minored in Business Leadership… Made the Dean’s List (3.4 GPA or above) every semester that he was enrolled at UVA.