George Henry Sauer Sr. (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, helping them win the 1936 NFL championship as their starting left halfback. 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 from 1934 Cornhusker
|Born||December 11, 1910|
|Died||February 5, 1994 83) (aged|
|1935–1937||Green Bay Packers|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1961||New York Titans (GM)|
|1962–1969||New York Titans/Jets (dir. pro pers.)|
|1969–1970||Boston Patriots (GM)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 New England Conference (1937, 1940)|
2 Big Six (1946–1947)
|College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1954 (profile)
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, and was a 1998 inductee of the Wildcats' hall of fame. 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.
Head coaching record
|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 or championship game berth|
- "UNH Wildcats - Hall of Fame". unhwildcats.com. Retrieved December 15, 2019.