Category Archives: George Sauer

George Sauer, Jr. in the New York Times

Famed New York Jets wide receiver, George Sauer, Jr., passed away this past Spring from congestive heart failure, and after dealing with complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.  At the time of his death, stories circulated about some of Sauer’s eccentricities, and how he had become disgruntled with professional football, which contributed to his early retirement from the game.

This week the New York Times published an in-depth article on Sauer, which dealt mostly with his life post-football.  The article painted the picture of a man who, sadly, never seemed to be comfortable with life.  He had a series of failed marriages, an unsteady employment history, and a disdain for the sport that at one time had made him famous. read more

Jets’ Receiver George Sauer Passes Away

autographed 1967 topps george sauer

#101 – George Sauer

New York Jets receiver, George Sauer, a star of Super Bowl III, passed away on May 7.  The cause of death was congestive heart failure, though he had been struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease for years.  He was 69 years old.  You can read a full obituary HERE.