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Joel Hunt


Oliver Joel Hunt

Inducted 1967

Date of Birth



Texico, NM


Texas A&M University (1925-1927)


Joel Hunt played for Texas A&M 1925-27 and was all-Southwest Conference all three years. He ran, passed, punted, place-kicked, and played defense. John Heisman, who coached Rice against Hunt's teams, called him " the greatest all-around player I ever saw." Texas A&M had a 20-4-3 record in Hunt's time and was conference champion in 1925 and 1927. In 27 games, Hunt scored 30 touchdowns, five field goals, and 29 extra points. His 30 touchdowns were a school record for 63 years. He scored 224 total points, and that was a school record for 51 years. In 1925, he threw a touchdown pass that beat Southern Methodist 7-0. In 1927, against Southern Methodist he scored three touchdowns, averaged 40 yards on punts, and intercepted four passes in a 39-13 victory. In 1927, he scored 128 points; he also had three-touchdown games against Arkansas, Sewanee, and Texas Tech. He served as head football coach at Marshall (Texas) Junior College 1928-29, at Georgia 1938, at Wyoming 1939. He was assistant coach at Texas A&M 1930-32, at Houston 1955, at Louisiana State 1933-36, 1940-41, 1945-47. He joined the pros as assistant with the Buffalo Bills 1949, Baltimore Colts 1950. In 1942-45 he was in the Army Air Corps, rising to the rank of captain. In 1951-53 he was a salesman for Wilson Sporting Goods. He played pro baseball, mostly in the minor leagues, but made the majors for 16 games in 1931-32 with the St. Louis Cardinals.


Height 5'10

Weight 145

Career Highlights

  • 1927 All-Conference
  • 1927 Second Team All-America
  • 1926 All-Conference
  • 1925 All-Conference
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