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Sawyer, Herm

Herman W. Sawyer

Sawyer played football at Syracuse University in 1919 and in the NFL in the 1920s.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. October 18, 1898 - d. September 1968

Career Highlights:
Sawyer played as a back at Syracuse in 1919. That season, the Orangemen had a record of 8-3 and outscored their opponents 123-47. After graduating, Sawyer played in the NFL with the Rochester Jeffersons. In 1922, he appeared as a wingback and blocking back in three games for Rochester which had a record of 0-3-1 and finished in fifteenth place in the NFL. The Jeffersons were coached by Sawyer's former teammate at Syracuse, offensive lineman Joe Alexander.

Origin:
New York

Career Dates:
Sawyer played at Syracuse University in 1919. He then played wingback and blocking back in the NFL with the Rochester Jeffersons in 1922.

Physical description:
5'8", 170 pounds


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References:
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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