Daryl Hunt Dead at 53

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Friday Night Lights will shine on this ex-Oiler.

     
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    RIP Daryl Hunt. You were a special player, and showd us what hard work could achieve.
     
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    For those of you who didn't know it, the movie Friday Night Lights I alluded to above was based on Hunt.
     
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    RIP Daryl Hunt

    Thanks for contributing to many of my childhood football memories.
     
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    Tough to hear. Rest In Peace Daryl, thank you.
     
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    My mom was in his graduating class at Permian. But wasn't Friday Night Lights based on a team in the 80's?
     
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    RIP Darl Hunt you will be missed.
     
  8. CloakNNNdagger

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    Actually, it was based on the segregation problem. As you will see from the pages of the book Friday night lights: a town, a team, and a dream by H. G. Bissinger, credit is specifically given to Daryl Hunt as the player to break the segregation barier at Permian in 1982.
     


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    I never read the book. But how could Hunt have broken the segregation barrier in 1982 at Permian when he graduated high school in 1975?

    I did see the movie which revolved around Boobie Miles. I probably should read the book though. Don't know how well the movie represented the book. Guess I could ask my mom!
     
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    Perhaps he had a procrastination problem.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_Night_Lights:_A_Town,_a_Team,_and_a_Dream

    I asked my mom and she said that he was one of three black people on the campus and that there wasn't a huge race issue.
     
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    3 of my closest friends from law school are Permian boys and were around during that 80s time. They knew alot of the guys in the book.
     
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