George Sauer

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George Sauer
Sauer from 1934 Cornhusker
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1910-12-11)December 11, 1910
Stratton, Nebraska
Died February 5, 1994(1994-02-05) (aged 83)
Waco, Texas
Playing career
1931–1933
1935–1937
Nebraska
Green Bay Packers
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1937–1941
1946–1947
1948–1949
1950–1955

Basketball
1938–1939

New Hampshire
Kansas
Navy
Baylor


New Hampshire
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1950–1958
1961
1962–1969
1969–1970
Baylor
New York Titans (GM)
New York Titans/Jets (dir. pro pers.)
Boston Patriots (GM)
Head coaching record
Overall 78–55–9 (football)
3–14 (basketball)
Bowls 0–3
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Big Six (1946–1947)
Awards
All-American, 1933
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1954 (profile)

George Henry Sauer (December 11, 1910 – February 5, 1994) was an American football player, coach, college sports administrator, and professional football executive. He played college football as a halfback at the University of Nebraska from 1931 to 1933 and then with the Green Bay Packers of the NFL from 1935 to 1937. Sauer served as the head football coach at the University of New Hampshire (1937–1941), the University of Kansas (1946–1947), the United States Naval Academy (1948–1949), and Baylor University (1950–1955), compiling a career college football record of 78–55–9. He was also the head basketball coach at New Hampshire for one season in 1938–39, tallying a mark of 3–14. Sauer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1954.

Career[edit]

Sauer attended the University of Nebraska where he was an All-American halfback under Dana X. Bible. He coached at the University of New Hampshire from 1937 to 1941. Although he only coached two years at Kansas, he compiled a 15–3–2 (.786) record.

Sauer was a World War II veteran, having obtained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He went on to become Baylor's athletic director. He was named general manager of the NFL's New York Titans in 1961 and was director of player personnel from 1962 to 1969. He was also General Manager of the Boston Patriots in 1969 and 1970.

Sauer was the father of American Football League All-League wide receiver George Sauer, Jr. of the New York Jets.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
New Hampshire Wildcats (New England Conference) (1937–1941)
1937 New Hampshire 7–1
1938 New Hampshire 3–6
1939 New Hampshire 3–5
1940 New Hampshire 5–3
1941 New Hampshire 4–3–1
New Hampshire: 22–18–1
Kansas Jayhawks (Big Six Conference) (1946–1947)
1946 Kansas 7–2–1 4–1 T–1st
1947 Kansas 8–1–2 4–0–1 T–1st L Orange 12
Kansas: 15–3–3 8–1–1
Navy Midshipmen (Independent) (1948–1949)
1948 Navy 0–8–1
1949 Navy 3–5–1
Navy: 3–13–2
Baylor Bears (Southwest Conference) (1950–1955)
1950 Baylor 7–3 4–2 2nd 15
1951 Baylor 8–2–1 4–1–1 2nd L Orange 9 9
1952 Baylor 4–4–2 1–3–2 5th
1953 Baylor 7–3 4–2 3rd
1954 Baylor 7–4 4–2 T–3rd L Gator 18
1955 Baylor 5–5 2–4 T–5th
Baylor: 38–21–3 19–14–3
Total: 78–55–9
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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