Art Baker (gridiron football)

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This article is about the American football player. For the American football coach, see Art Baker (coach).
Art Baker
Date of birth (1937-12-31) December 31, 1937 (age 79)
Place of birth 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
Career stats

Arthur L. 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. 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 currently lives in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

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  1. ^ "Art Baker". Retrieved December 20, 2010.