George Sauer, Jr.
|George Sauer, Jr.|
November 10, 1943|
|Died||May 7, 2013
|TSN All-AFL||1966, 1967, 1968|
|AFL All-Star||1966, 1967, 1968, 1969|
|Honors||American Football League
World Champion, 1968
|AFL New York Jets
NFL New York Jets
WFL New York Stars
George Henry Sauer, Jr. (November 10, 1943 – May 7, 2013) was an American football wide receiver who played six seasons for the American Football League's New York Jets. He led the AFL in receptions in the 1967 season. In 1968, he started and caught eight passes for the Jets in the third AFL-NFL World Championship Game, helping defeat the NFL's heavily favored Baltimore Colts. He later played for the New York Stars of the World Football League. He also coached a minor league football team in the late 1970s. His father, George Sauer, played for the Green Bay Packers from 1935 through 1937.
While at Texas, Sauer played as a wide receiver, catching passes from quarterback Jim Hudson. After being teammates as Texas, Hudson and Sauer would continue as teammates for the New York Jets for five years from 1965 through 1969.
After retiring in 1971, George pursued writing and completed a novel. As of 1994, Sauer was a textbook graphics specialist living in St. Paul. He died on May 7, 2013 in Westerville, Ohio of congestive heart failure, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
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