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 50   Sam Hunt   LB
  Height: 6-1   Weight: 270
  Acquired: D-15, 1974
  School: Stephen F. Austin
  Born: Aug 6, 1951  Longview, TX  

Personal

(From 1980 Media Guide)

Single ... spends off-seasons in Nacogdoches, Texas ... an avid fisherman.

Career Highlights

A tough defender against the run, San started the first 15 games but a leg injury in pre-game drills forced him to sit out the season finale against Minnesota ... dubbed "Big Backer" by his teammates, Sam continues to amaze opponents with his swift movement despite his large frame .... Sam accounted for 44 1/2 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass deflection while playing in mostly in run situations during the past season ... was a dominate force on defense in 1978 with 60 tackles ... his 56 tackles in 1977 was a key factor in the Patriots achieving top ranking among AFC rush defenses ... his 68-yard interception return for a TD vs. Tampa Bay (12-12) was the third longest of the season in the NFL and the highlight of his fine 1976 season ... was club's second leading tackler in the 1975 with 99 stops and tops among the inside linebackers in 1974 with 74 tackles ... was as surprise in his rookie year, as he stepped into starting role in the club's new 3-4 defensive alignment ... went to earn all-Rookie honors with PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY AND FOOTBALL DIGEST ... also named Rookie of the Year by Patriots 1776 Fan Club ... a very alert and knowledgable linebacker, Sam has played along side Steve Nelson since both players joined the Patriots as rookies in 1974.

College

A team co-captain his senior year, he was a four year starter at Stephan F. Austin ... averaged ten tackles per game in 35 college contests.