Auer played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1987 NFL season. He played at the collegiate level at Western Illinois University. He was a first team All American and a second team Academic All American at WIU.
Auer's first coaching experience came at Western Illinois University in 1989. The next year in 1990 he joined to coaching staff at Chadron State College as the offensive line coach. Was named Defensive Coordinator in 1994 and remained DC until 2011. In 2012 and 2013 he was the DC at Colorado Mesa University. Then moved with his family to Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2013-2016. Now Is currently the DC at Western State Colorado University.
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