John Bauer (American football)

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John Bauer
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Bauer on a 1954 Bowman football card
No. 65
Position: Guardtackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1932-03-11)March 11, 1932
Place of birth: Benton, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 2
Games started: 0
Fumbles recovered: 0
Player stats at

John Richard Bauer (born March 11, 1932) is a former American football guard and tackle who played for the National Football League's (NFL) New York Giants.

Born in Benton, Illinois,[1] Bauer attended the University of Illinois, where he played for the school's football team from 1951 to 1953.[2] In the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns chose him with the 12th overall pick.[1] In August 1954, Bauer was traded to the Green Bay Packers as part of a six-player transaction.[3] A month later, the Giants acquired Bauer from the Packers in another trade.[4] Bauer played in two games for the Giants during the 1954 NFL season as a backup.[1] He went into the Army and returned to the Giants in 1957, but left the team before the start of the season.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "John Bauer". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Letterwinners". University of Illinois. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Browns Swap Quarterbacks". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. August 7, 1954. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Giants Get Bauer". The Windsor Daily Star. Associated Press. September 21, 1954. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nary Replacement For Giants' Grier?". The Miami News. Associated Press. July 28, 1957. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 

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