For Winston-Salem, North Carolina, man wrongly accused of murder, see Darryl Hunt.
Daryl Hunt
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Personal information
Born:(1956-11-03)November 3, 1956
Odessa, Texas
Died:July 9, 2010(2010-07-09) (aged 53)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Odessa (TX) Permian
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 6 / Pick: 143
Career history
* Houston Oilers (1979–1984)
Career NFL statistics
Games played–started:78–31
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at

Daryl Lynn Hunt (November 3, 1956, Odessa, Texas – July 9, 2010 Houston, Texas) was a professional American football player, a linebacker for six seasons for the Houston Oilers appearing in 78 career regular season games after being selected by Houston during the 6th round of the 1979 NFL Draft.


Hunt is considered one of the best University of Oklahoma football players of the Barry Switzer era. Hunt played linebacker and remains the OU career record-holder for tackles, 530. He had three of the best six single-season tackle totals (157 in 1978, 159 in 1977 and 177 in 1976). He earned all-Big Eight status three-times and was selected as an All-American in 1977 and 1978.

High schoolEdit

Born in Ector County of the Texas west, Hunt was the son of educators in Odessa, Texas, and the first African-American to play football at Texas football powerhouse Odessa Permian High School. He was also the first African-American to be on Permian's Wall of Fame, a wall in Permian's field house that has framed photos of players who made All-State.[1]


Hunt died of a massive heart attack while jogging in Houston on July 9, 2010 at the age of 53.


  1. Friday Night Lights Book, Bissinger, H.G., 1990.

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