Lamar Hunt became the newest member of the Hall of Famous Missourians as a bronze bust of the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs was dedicated during a ceremony as the State Capitol. Hunt was selected for inclusion in the Hall by Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill.
In addition to his long lasting impact on the Kansas City area as owner of the Chiefs, he also made multiple contributions to professional soccer and was the founder and owner of the Kansas City Wizards. Hunt also developed Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun.
Hunt may be best known as the guiding force behind the formation of the American Football League. As the founder of the AFL, he helped lead to the growth of modern pro football as he had a major hand in merging the AFL and NFL in the late 60’s. He is also credited with naming the "Super Bowl" coming up with the name after his children’s toy "Super Ball."
The Chiefs played in Super Bowl I and lost to Green Bay, and played in Super Bowl IV which the team beat Minnesota for the championship. Click on the link to hear his sons Clark and Dan Hunt talk about now only the great business leader Hunt was, but also what he was like as a father.