December 11, 1910|
February 5, 1994 (aged 83)|
George Henry Sauer (December 11, 1910 – February 5, 1994) was an American football player, coach, college sports administrator, and professional football executive. He played college football as a halfback at the University of Nebraska from 1931 to 1933 and then with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1935 to 1937. Sauer served as the head football coach at the University of New Hampshire (1937–1941), the University of Kansas (1946–1947), the United States Naval Academy (1948–1949), and Baylor University (1950–1955), compiling a career college football record of 78–55–9. He was also the head basketball coach at New Hampshire for one season in 1938–39, tallying a mark of 3–14. Sauer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1954.
Sauer attended the University of Nebraska where he was an All-American halfback under Dana X. Bible. He coached at the University of New Hampshire from 1937 to 1941. Although he only coached two years at Kansas, he compiled a 15–3–2 (.786) record.
Sauer was a World War II veteran, having obtained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He went on to become Baylor's athletic director. He was named general manager of the NFL's New York Titans in 1961 and was director of player personnel from 1962 to 1969. He was also General Manager of the Boston Patriots in 1969 and 1970.
Sauer was the father of American Football League All-League wide receiver George Sauer, Jr. of the New York Jets.
Head coaching recordEdit
|New Hampshire Wildcats (New England Conference) (1937–1941)|
|Kansas Jayhawks (Big Six Conference) (1946–1947)|
|Navy Midshipmen (Independent) (1948–1949)|
|Baylor Bears (Southwest Conference) (1950–1955)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.</br>|
- George Sauer at the College Football Hall of Fame
- George Sauer at Pro-Football-Reference.com
- George Sauer[dead link] at College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com
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