Jim Lee Hunt
|Jim Lee Hunt|
October 5, 1938
November 22, 1975
|AFL Draft||1960 / Round : Undrafted Free Agent|
|NFL Draft||1960 / Round 16 / 181th Pick|
|AFL All-Star||1961, 1966, 1967, 1969|
Boston Patriots HOF
Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team
AFL Boston Patriots
NFL Boston Patriots
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 stumbled 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.
- Patriots Hall of Fame bio