Michael Hunt

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Michael Hunt
No. 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-10-06) October 6, 1956 (age 59)
Place of birth: Madison, Minnesota
Career information
College: University of Minnesota
NFL draft: 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played-started: 22-3
Interceptions: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Anthony "Mike" Hunt (born October 6, 1956) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for three seasons for the Green Bay Packers, appearing in a total of 22 games.[1]

The Packers selected Hunt from the University of Minnesota in the second round of the 1978 NFL Draft.[2] Hunt played all 16 games in his rookie season,[1] but began to suffer from the effects of head and neck injuries.[3] He appeared in only three games in 1979, when he was forced to the injured reserve list because of knee surgery,[4] and three more in 1980.[1] On September 21, 1980, Hunt was kneed in the head during a game against the Los Angeles Rams and suffered a concussion; this proved to be his final NFL game.[5] After spending 1981 on the reserve-retired list, Hunt attempted a comeback in the 1982 preseason,[5][6] but was forced to retire on August 3, 1982 because of recurring concussions.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Palmer, Pete; Pullis, Ken; Lahman, Sean; Silverman, Matthew; Gillette, Gary. The ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia: First Edition, p. 331. ESPN Books, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4027-4216-3.
  2. ^ Palmer et al., p. 1419.
  3. ^ Begel, Dave. "Hunt's headaches big worry to Packers". Milwaukee Journal, August 12, 1980, p. 6 (Part 2). Retrieved on June 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Milwaukee Journal. "Rudzinski returns, Hunt on injured list". October 5, 1979, p. 12 (Part 2). Retrieved on June 26, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Karius, Joe. "Hunt taking a big risk with Packer comeback". Milwaukee Sentinel, May 11, 1982, p. 1 (Part 2). Retrieved on June 26, 2013.
  6. ^ Salituro, Chuck. "Bits, pieces from the Green Bay Packers' training camp". Milwaukee Journal, August 1, 1982, p. 3 (Part 2). Retrieved on June 26, 2013.
  7. ^ Christopulos, Mike. "Headaches back, Hunt decides to quit football". Milwaukee Sentinel, August 4, 1982, p. 1 (Part 2). Retrieved on June 26, 2013.