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BornOctober 5, 1938
Atlanta, Texas
CollegePrairie View
AFL Draft1960 / Round : Free Agent
Jersey #(s)79
Career highlights
AFL All-Star1961, 1966, 1967, 1969
HonorsBoston Patriots HOF
Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team
Retired #s79
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Jim Lee "Earthquake" Hunt (died 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.

He returned a kickoff 8 yards in the Patriots 24-10 loss to the Houston Oilers @ BU Field on 11-25-60. He recovered an onside kick by Gino Cappelletti in the Patriots 26-10 win over the New York Jets @ Boston College Alumni Stadium on 09-27-64.

Jim returned a fumble by Cotton Davidson 11 yards and on the next play Butch Songin threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to Jim Colclough in the Patriots 42-14 rout of the Dallas Texans @ BU Field on 11-18-60. Jim 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 Darrell Lester 5 yards for a TD in the Patriots 17-10 loss to the Denver Broncos @ Fenway Park on 11-06-66. Jim returned a fumble by Don Trull 51 yards in the Patriots 45-17 loss to the Houston Oilers @ the Houston Astrodome on 12-15-68. He also recovered a bad exchange to the quarterback in the Patriots 38-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins @ the Orange Bowl on 11-30-69.

Jim Lee Hunt recorded 34.5 sacks and sacked 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. Jim Hunt tackled Jack Kemp for a safety in the Patriots 44-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills @ Fenway Park on 12-09-67.

He holds the AFL Record for the most career fumble recoveries. His number was later retired by the team, and he is a member of the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team.

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