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Lanett’s Bobby Hunt named to ASHOF


Bobby HuntA two way player at Auburn Bobby Hunt will be one of eight to be inducted into the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 16.

A native of Lanett, AL, Hunt played both quarterback and defensive back for the Tigers. In 1959, he was named SEC Sophomore of the Year. He was named to Auburn’s Team of the Decade for the 1960’s as a defensive back.

Drafted by the Dalls Texans of the AFL in 1962, he was First Team All-AFL his rookie year. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals from 1963 to 1969. During his nine year professional career he had 42 interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. He was Second Team All-AFL in 1964 and 1966; and was selected to play in the AFL All-Star Game in 1964. He played in the first Super Bowl with the Chiefs. After his playing career, he was an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills.

Other members of the ASHOF Class of 2015 include: Jay Barker (football), Chris Gray (football), Evander Holyfield (boxing), Derrick McKey (basketball), Tom Neville (football), Tony Richardson (football), and Ennis Whatley (basketball). Both SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and Honorary Life President of the International World Games Association Ron Froehlich will receive the Distinguished American Sportsman Award.

The Induction Banquet will be held May 16 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.