Art Baker (gridiron football)

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Art Baker
Born: (1937-12-31) December 31, 1937 (age 80)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Fullback
College Syracuse
Career history
As player
1961–1962 Buffalo Bills
1963–1966 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1966 Calgary Stampeders

Arthur R. Baker (born December 31, 1937) was a collegiate and professional American football player. He played college football at Syracuse University, where he was an All-American fullback in the backfield with Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis. He was also an NCAA wrestling champion at Syracuse in 1959, becoming only the second African-American to win an NCAA wrestling title. The only college athlete to win division one titles in two different sports in the same year 1959. He played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) for the Buffalo Bills in 1961 and 1962. He then went to the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he played four seasons, mainly for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[1] Baker lives in Miami Florida.

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  1. ^ "Art Baker". Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010.