For Winston-Salem, North Carolina, man wrongly accused of murder, see Darryl Hunt.
Daryl Hunt
No. 50
Position:Linebacker
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
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 6 / Pick: 143
Career history
* Houston Oilers (1979–1984)
Career NFL statistics
Games played–started:78–31
Sacks:2.0
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

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.[1]

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]

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

External links[edit | edit source]

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