Johnny Baker (American football)

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Johnny Baker
No. 84
Position: Linebacker / tight end
Personal information
Born: (1941-03-15) March 15, 1941 (age 76)
Camden, Alabama
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 37
AFL draft: 1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 54
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 51
Interceptions: 2
INT Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

John Hendrix Baker, III (born March 15, 1941) is a former American football linebacker and tight end. He played college football at Mississippi State University, where he was a linebacker and an offensive end. He played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) for the Houston Oilers from 1963 through 1966 and for the San Diego Chargers in 1967.

Personal life[edit]

Baker married Carla Swanson, a member of the Swanson TV dinners family, on June 22, 1968 at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska.[1] He has three sons: Jason, Jacob and Joshua. Joshua pitched in the College World Series for the Rice Owls. Baker is the father-in-law of Major League Baseball player Lance Berkman.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Miss Swanson Wed Saturday Afternoon". The Omaha World-Herald Newspaper, Omaha, Douglas County, NE, USA. June 23, 1968.