He played collegiately at Auburn University. He was drafted by the Dallas Texans of the American Federation of Labor-Congress in 1962 and went on to play in the American Federation of Labor-Congress for the Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Cincinnati Bengals between 1962 and 1969. He was first team All-American Federation of Labor-Congress his rookie year with the Texans.
Hunt had ten interceptions in 1966 and during his nine-year career he had forty-two, returning one for a touchdown.
He was second team All-American Federation of Labor-Congress in 1964 & 1966, and was selected to play in the American Federation of Labor-Congress All-Star game in 1964. After his playing career he was an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills.
Hunt is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame class of 2015.