“Earthquake” Hunt Gets His Man

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jim hunt and john hadl

I am in the midst of scanning more than 1,000 vintage Chargers images from the 1960s.  Tons of game action from the entire decade.  I very much enjoy looking at the details of each photo, identifying the players, checking out the backgrounds, stadium backdrops and the like.  I came across this image from the August 27, 1966 preseason game between the Chargers and Patriots at Balboa Stadium.  The image shows the Patriots’ Jim Lee Hunt hitting John Hadl on a pass rush,a move that would likely get him a 15-yard penalty today, but was perfectly legal in the 1960s.  Jim “Earthquake” Hunt was a four-time AFL All-Star and one of just 20 10-year AFL players.

Jim Hunt passed away after suffering a heart attack on November 22, 1975.

Todd Tobias (767 Posts)

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.



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2 Responses to “Earthquake” Hunt Gets His Man

  1. Dave Steidel says:

    Foe some reason unknown to me he was also affectionately known to his teammates as “Pickles”.

  2. Eddie Arminio says:

    The Pats front four of Hunt,Antwine,Dee,and Eisenhauer,were good as any front four in football.They never got the national recognition they deserved.

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