Daryl Hunt

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Daryl Hunt
No. 50
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-11-03)November 3, 1956
Place of birth: Odessa, Texas
Date of death: 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
Debuted in 1979
Last played in 1984
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played–started 78–31
Sacks 2.0
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
For Winston-Salem, North Carolina, man wrongly accused of murder, see Darryl Hunt.

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]

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]

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.

Death[edit]

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

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