Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

George Sauer

George Sauer

Details

  • Position: Fullback
  • School: Nebraska
  • High School: Stratton, NE (Stratton HS)Lincoln, NE (Lincoln HS)
  • Years: 1931-1933
  • Inducted: 1954
  • Place of Birth: Stratton, NE
  • Date of Birth: Dec 11, 1910
  • Place of Death: Waco, TX
  • Date of Death: Feb 05, 1994
  • Jersey Number: 25
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 195

Member Biography

Nearly 30,000 fans had filed into San Francisco's Kezar Stadium for the annual East-West Shrine Game that New Year's Day in 1934, each hoping to see a flash of the brilliance that was Nebraska fullback George Sauer. They would leave with the sweet memories, for Sauer scored both West touchdowns in a 12-0 victory over the East. The Cornhuskers All-America selection had led Nebraska to a 23-4-1 record in three varsity seasons. Sauer stood 6-2 and weighed 195- pounds. In three varsity years he rushed for 1,570 yards, passed for 701, and did the punting. He played for the Green Bay Packers three years, then became a college head coach at New Hampshire 1937-42, Kansas 1946-47, Navy 1948-49, and Baylor 1950-59, with three and a half years out for Navy service. Both his Kansas teams won conference titles, and his Baylor teams were in three bowl games. Sauer served as director of player personnel for the New York Jets. He was born December 11, 1910, in Stratton, Nebraska, and died February 5, 1994.