Jesse Baker (American football)

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Jesse Baker
Born: (1957-07-10)July 10, 1957
Conyers, Georgia
Died: January 16, 1999(1999-01-16) (aged 41)
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College Jacksonville State
NFL draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
As player
1979–1986 Houston Oilers
1986 Dallas Cowboys
1987 Houston Oilers
Career stats

Jesse Lewis Baker (July 10, 1957 – January 16, 1999) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers and the Dallas Cowboys.

Baker played high school football for the Rockdale County High School Bulldogs in Conyers, Georgia, in 1973 and 1974 where he earned All-State first team honors both years, and was also a stand-out in track and field. He played college football at Jacksonville State University (JSU); he was defensive MVP of the 1977 Grantland Rice Bowl, and was inducted to the JSU hall of fame in 1989.[1] Baker was drafted in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft.

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