Former Jets WR George Sauer dies at 69

    2013-05-11 11:31

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - George Sauer, a wide receiver on the New York Jets' only Super Bowl championship team, has died. He was 69.

The Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville said he died Tuesday after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Sauer played a key role in the Jets' 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl. He caught eight passes from Joe Namath that day in one of the greatest upsets in pro football history.

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He played for the Jets in the AFL and then the NFL from 1965-70. He was chosen to four all-star teams and was a two-time All-Pro. In 84 games, he caught 309 passes for 4,965 yards and 28 touchdowns.