Norma Hunt, the mother of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, passed away on Sunday. She leaves behind a unique legacy, standing out as more than the wife of Lamar Hunt, but as an ambassador for change in professional sports and the current formation of the NFL as we know it today.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on the death of Norma sharing his interactions with the late Hunt family matriarch.
The entire NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Norma Hunt, who was a significant presence in the NFL for the last seven decades.
I was fortunate to know Norma for nearly 40 years and was always struck by her warmth and grace, her partnership with Lamar, and her pride in their family. Norma’s sense of family extended to the Chiefs’ organization which she greatly adored. Norma was one of the most passionate fans of the Chiefs and the NFL, and understood and enjoyed every aspect of the game. She loved being around the team and referred to the players as ‘real-life superheroes.’ Norma attended every Super Bowl ever played, including the two recent Chiefs’ victories, and was the only woman to do so.
Norma’s role in football was highlighted recently in the documentary appropriately entitled ‘A Lifetime of Sundays.’ Norma’s place in NFL history will forever be remembered by the Chiefs’ organization and the entire league.
We extend our deepest condolences to Clark and the entire Hunt family, and the many people whose lives she impacted during her remarkable life.
Norma was notably featured alongside three other female owners in the 2019 documentary, “A Lifetime of Sundays,” as part of the NFL’s celebration of their 100th season.