A Look Back at Jim Lee Hunt

autographed 1967 topps jim hunt

Last week I read a nice piece on the Boston Patriots’ Bob Dee that had been forwarded to me by a Tales reader. This wee that same site posted a new article on Dee’s linemate, Jim Lee “Earthquake” Hunt. Hunt was often overlooked in a line up that featured Dee, Houston Antwine and Larry “Wildman” Eisenhauer, but his play ranks him up with the best of the AFL’s defensive linemen. A 10-year player, Hunt was not a stereotypical lineman in size, standing just 5’11” tall and weighing in at 255 lbs. However, his play answered any questions that his stature might raise. “Earthquake” was a four-time AFL All-Star and four-time Second Team All-Pro.

New England Patriots of the Past: Jim Lee Hunt



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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

One Response to A Look Back at Jim Lee Hunt

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    Jim Lee was a 60’s version of Warren Sapp.He was quick as a cat,and he could hit hard. A great player.That Patriot front four of Hunt,Antwine,Dee, and Eisenhauer doesn’t have to take a back seat to anybody.

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