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Former Jets WR Sauer dies

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Former New York Jets wide receiver George Sauer died on Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease in Westerville, Ohio. He was 69.

The death was confirmed by the Moreland Funeral Home in Ohio on Friday, according to the New York Daily News.

Sauer helped the Jets win Super Bowl III over the Baltimore Colts with eight catches for 133 yards, even though the Jets were heavy underdogs.

Sauer starred collegiately at Texas and played six seasons with the Jets. He had at least 1,000 yards receiving three times. He led the AFL with 75 receptions in the 1967-68 season. After retiring from the NFL at age 27, he spent the 1974 season with the New York Stars and Charlotte Hornets of the World Football League.

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