|Born:||November 3, 1956|
|Died:||July 9, 2010(aged 53)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||229 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Odessa (TX) Permian|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 6 / Pick: 143|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
University[edit | edit source]
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 school[edit | edit source]
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.
Death[edit | edit source]
Hunt died of a massive heart attack while jogging in Houston on July 9, 2010 at the age of 53.
References[edit | edit source]
- Friday Night Lights Book, Bissinger, H.G., 1990.
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