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Ricky Hunley


Ricky Cardell Hunley

Inducted 1997

Date of Birth



Petersburg, VA


University of Arizona (1980-1983)


Ricky Hunley starred in baseball and football in high school at Petersburg, Virginia. The Pittsburgh Pirates offered him a baseball contract, but he turned it down and enrolled at Arizona. He won letters four years, was all-conference linebacker three years, made consensus All-America in 1982 and unanimous All-America in 1983. He had 31 games with ten or more tackles and had 560 tackles in his college career. He was team captain in 1983. He was selected to play in the Blue-Gray Game, the Hula Bowl, and the Japan Bowl. Hunley played in the National Football League from 1984-90 with Denver, Arizona and the Los Angeles Raiders. He also served as executive vice-president of the NFL Players Association. Hunley worked as assistant coach at Southern California in 1992. In 1993, he moved to Missouri as linebacker coach. In 1997, Ricky was promoted to associate head coach by Missouri head coach Larry Smith, who was also his head coach in college at Arizona. He also founded the Ricky Hunley Football Camp, a non-profit instruction center for high school boys.


Height 6'2

Weight 230

Career Highlights

  • 1983 All-Conference
  • 1983 Conference MVP
  • 1983 Unanimous All-America
  • 1982 All-Conference
  • 1982 Consensus All-America
  • 1981 All-Conference
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