Joe Hergert

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Joe Hergert
No. 54
Position: Linebacker, placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-06-07)June 7, 1936
Place of birth: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of death: January 16, 2016(2016-01-16) (aged 79)
Place of death: Daytona Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Daytona Beach (FL) Mainland
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 24 / Pick: 277
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 19
Interceptions: 2
Touchdowns: 1
Field goal attempts: 18
Field goals: 8
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Joseph Martin Hergert (June 7, 1936 – January 16, 2016) was an American college and professional football player who was a linebacker and placekicker in the American Football League (AFL) for two seasons during the early 1960s. Hergert played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Buffalo Bills of the AFL.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Hergert was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida,[3] and played high school football for the Mainland Buccaneers.

College career[edit]

Hergert attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Bob Woodruff's Florida Gators football team from 1956 to 1958.[4] During his three seasons as a Gator, he played multiple positions, including center, fullback, linebacker and placekicker.

Professional career[edit]

The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) selected Hergert in the twenty-fourth round (277th pick overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft, but he did not play during the 1959 season.[5] He played for the AFL's Buffalo Bills in 1960 and 1961.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joseph Hergert Obituary - Ormond Beach, Florida". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  2. ^ J. "Joseph Martin Hergert - TheMountainMail.com: Obituaries". TheMountainMail.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  3. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Joe Hergert Archived 2011-11-21 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  4. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 182 (2011). Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Joe Hergert. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  6. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Joe Hergert. Retrieved August 12, 2011.

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