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Lamar Hunt Through the Years

Updated: December 14, 2006, 1:13 AM ET
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Aug 2, 1932: Born in El Dorado, Ark. Hunt was raised in Dallas.

1959: Applies for a National Football League expansion franchise but is turned down, as the thinking among NFL executives is that the league must be careful not to "oversaturate" the market by expanding too quickly.

1960: Leads several other investors in forming the AFL. Hunt becomes the owner of the Dallas Texans, and hires future Hall of Famer Hank Stram as the team's first head coach. The Texans win the AFL Championship ...

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