Jim Lee Hunt

Jim Lee "Earthquake" Hunt (October 5, 1938 – November 22, 1975) was an American college and professional football player from Prairie View A&M University who played defensive tackle for the American Football League's Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1969, and for the NFL' Boston Patriots in 1970. He was a four-time AFL All-Star, and was one of only twenty men to play the entire ten years of the AFL. He was used as a defensive end occasionally.

Jim Lee Hunt
No. 79
Position:Defensive end / defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:October 5, 1938
Atlanta, Texas
Died:November 22, 1975 (aged 37)
Boston, Massachusetts
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Booker T. Washington
College:Prairie View
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 16 / Pick: 181
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Professional career

He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1960 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, but decided to sign as an original member of the Boston Patriots. He was nicknamed 'Earthquake' because it was said that the ground rumbled when he rushed the passer. He also was the team's fastest defensive lineman.

He was a four-time AFL All-Star and was voted the best pass-rushing tackle in the AFL in 1967.

Hunt recovered fumbles by Cotton Davidson, Al Dorow, Tom Flores, Mickey Slaughter, Ode Burrell,Darrell Lester, Daryle Lamonica, Steve Tensi, Bobby Burnett, Marlin Briscoe, Bob Cappadona, Robert Holmes, Don Trull & Larry Csonka. He returned a fumble by Don Trull 51 yards in the Patriots 45-17 loss to the Houston Oilers at the Houston Astrodome on December 15, 1968.

He led the team with 9 sacks in 1966 and totaled 29 career sacks of 19 different QB's. He recorded sacks of Frank Tripucka, George Herring, Tom Flores, John Hadl, Jacky Lee, Len Dawson, John McCormick, Jack Kemp, Joe Namath, Don Trull, Max Chobian, Daryle Lamonica, Steve Tensi, Rick Norton, Pete Beathard, Jim LeClair, Bob Griese, Earl Morrall & James Harris.

Hunt holds the AFL Record for the most career fumble recoveries. His number was retired by the team and was inducted into its Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team and played in 142 games during his 12-year career.

His death at a young age was caused from a heart attack.

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1966 Boston Patriots season

The 1966 Boston Patriots season was the franchise's 7th season in the American Football League The Patriots ended the season with a record of eight wins and four losses and two ties, and finished second in the AFL's Eastern Division. This would be the last winning season the Patriots posted as an AFL team; they would not have another such season until 1976, by which time the team was in the NFL as the New England Patriots.

1967 Boston Patriots season

The 1967 Boston Patriots season was the franchise's 8th season in the American Football League The Patriots ended the season with a record of three wins, ten losses, and one tie, and finished last in the AFL's Eastern Division.

1969 Boston Patriots season

The 1969 Boston Patriots season was the franchise's 10th and final season in the American Football League The Patriots ended the season with a record of four wins and ten losses, and finished tied for third in the AFL's Eastern Division.

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James Hunt (disambiguation)

James Hunt (1947–1993) was a British racing car driver.

James or Jim Hunt may also refer to:

Jim Hunt (born 1937), governor of North Carolina

James Hunt (sailor) (born 1936), American sailor, Olympic champion in 1960

James Hunt (judge) (1943–2006), judge of the High Court of England and Wales

James Hunt (footballer) (born 1976), English footballer

James B. Hunt (1799–1857), Michigan politician

James Sidney Hunt (1859–1901), Anglo-Australian surgeon and scientist

Jim Hunt (columnist) (1926–2006), sportswriter from Toronto

Jim Lee Hunt (1938–1975), American football defensive tackle

Jimmy Hunt (born 1939), American actor

Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt, 1784–1859), English critic, essayist, poet and writer

James Ramsay Hunt (1872–1937), American neurologist

James I. Hunt, in 108th Ohio General Assembly

James Hunt (speech therapist) (1833–1869), speech therapist and founder of the Anthropological Society of London, England

James Hunt (Canadian politician) (1835–1915), Canadian politician

James Husey-Hunt (1853–1924), English cricketer

Jim Hunt (trainer) (1903–1999), American athletic trainer

Jim Hunt (ice hockey), American ice hockey coach

Jim Hunt (coach), cross-country and track and field coach

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