Bill Baird (American football)

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Bill Baird
Date of birth: (1939-03-01) March 1, 1939 (age 75)
Place of birth: Lindsay, California
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback/Safety
Uniform number: 46
College: San Francisco State University
Organizations
As player:
(1963-1969) AFL New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played 98
Interceptions 34
Touchdowns 3
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Bill Baird (born March 1, 1939 in Lindsay, California[1] is a former American collegiate and professional football player. He played college football at San Francisco State University, where he was a defensive back, a halfback and a kick returner. He played professionally in the American Football League for the New York Jets (1963-1969). He, Jim Hudson, Randy Beverly, and Johnny Sample completely shut down the Baltimore Colts' passing game in Super Bowl III, helping the Jets defeat what up until that time had been touted as the greatest team in professional football history.

He would later serve as DB coach for the New York Jets from 1981-1984.[2]

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