George Henry Sauer, Jr., was born 10 November 1943 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He is the son of George H. Sauer, Sr., of the Green Bay Packers. His ancestral home is Norka. He played for the University of Texas and was drafted to the New York Jets where he played for 6 seasons (1965-1970). In 1974, he also played for the New York Stars of the World Football League. He went on to coach a minor league football team.