Хантер стал первым обладателем титула «Игрок года» по версии игроков [[Футбольная ассоциация Англии|Футбольной ассоциации Англии]], получив приз в конце сезона 1973-74. В том же сезоне Хантер во второй раз стал чемпионом страны.
Hunter had a new defensive partner for the next season with Leeds, with [[Gordon McQueen]] taking the No. 5 shirt made famous by Charlton. Leeds started the season with a 29-match unbeaten run, which led them to the title. Hunter was in the League for a fifth season and the departure of manager Revie to the England job meant that Hunter’s own international career continued through to [], even though many expected him to be axed after his error against Poland.
His nickname «Bites yer legs» stemmed from his strength in the tackle, and when Hunter himself suffered a broken leg, club trainer [[Les Cocker]] asked «Whose is it?» when he was informed that Hunter had «broken a leg».[http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article2215721.ece]