George Henry Sauer, Jr

George Henry Sauer, Jr

Birth
Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 May 2013 (aged 69)
Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 112107456 · View Source
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NFL Wide Reciver, member of Super Bowl III winning team, New York Jets.
Born in Sheboygan,WI to Lillian & George Sauer, Sr.
Attended Waco(TX) City Schools and attended the University of Texas (1961-1964)
Played for the National Champion Texas Longhorns football team in 1963.
Drafted by the New York Jets in 1965, became a starter as a rookie wide receiver and was named Most Valuable Player by his teammates at the end of the 1966 season. In that season, he led the Jets in receiving yards with 63 receptions for 1,079 yards; the first of 3 consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards in receptions in a 14 game schedule.
He was named AFL All-Pro in 1967 and 1968. Led the AFL in receptions in 1967. In 84 regular season games over 6 seasons ('65-'70) he had 309 receptions for 4,965 yards (6th on the all time list for Jets recievers); 16.1 yards per catch and 28 touchdowns. He led the AFL in receptions with 75 in 1967
Played in Super Bowl III in 1969, where he caught 8 passes for 133 yards in the Jets victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts.
Retired from the Jets after the 1970 season and later played for the New York Stars and Charlotte Hornets of the World Football League and the Carolina Chargers of the American Football Association as a player/defensive coordinator and then later went on to become the team's head coach for two seasons.
George Sauer, Jr died at age 69 of complications of Alzheimer's Disease on May 7th 2013 at the Manor Care Health Facility in Westerville, OH.


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  • Created by: Angelo Darden
  • Added: 10 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 112107456
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Henry Sauer, Jr (10 Nov 1943–7 May 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 112107456, ; Maintained by Angelo Darden (contributor 46540657) Unknown.