Len Hauss

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Len Hauss
No. 56
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-07-11) July 11, 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth: Jesup, Georgia
Career information
High school: Jesup (GA)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 9 / Pick: 115
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 196
Games started: 192
Fumble recoveries: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Leonard Moore Hauss (born July 11, 1942 in Jesup, Georgia) is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1964 to 1977.

Early life[edit]

Hauss attended Jesup High School, where he played high school football as a fullback. As a senior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and scored 15 touchdowns.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Hauss attended and played college football at the University of Georgia, where he became a center. He received All-Southeastern Conference honors as a sophomore.[1]

Hauss is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Hauss was drafted in the ninth round (115th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft. He started his first game at center four games into the 1964 season, a job he would not lose until retirement.[1] Hauss helped lead the Redskins to the Super Bowl VII in 1972. He started 192 consecutive games for the Redskins between 1964 and 1977.[1] He was named to the Pro Bowl each year between 1967 and 1972. In 1978, he was replaced by Bob Kuziel.

After football[edit]

After retiring from the NFL, Hauss entered the financial services industry.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Flashback: Hauss Was Front And Center". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. ^ "The History of Wayne County High School: Athletics". Wayne County High School. Archived from the original on 2001-03-06. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  4. ^ "#56 Len Hauss". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2009-03-17.