Humble Hunt never afraid to think big

Updated: December 14, 2006, 9:55 AM ET
By Frank Luksa | Special to ESPN.com

Among the large footprints that dot the NFL landscape is a Gulliver-size set that left a historic trail from Dallas to Kansas City to Canton, Ohio. They belong to Lamar Hunt.

A gentle giant, Hunt shook and shaped the NFL as we know it today. His influence on the future of pro football began in Dallas when, at 28, he had the vision and resources of a multimillionaire to found a new league in 1960. Dallas thus became headquarters of "The Foolish Club," the whimsical nickname for eight original ...

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