Johnny Baker

Johnny Baker

NFL player

DateOfBirth=August 14, 1907
Birthplace= Denison, Iowa
DateOfDeath=February 14, 1979 (aged age|1907|8|14|1979|2|14)
Deathplace=Sacramento, CA
Position=Offensive guard

John W. "Johnny" Baker nicknamed "Bake" (August 14, 1907 - February 6, 1979) was an All-American college football offensive guard at the University of Southern California.

College career

Baker kicked the winning 33-yard field goal with one minute to go in USC's game against the University of Notre Dame in 1931. It was USC's first victory at South Bend, IN.

Baker played in the 1930 and 1932 Rose Bowl Games, kicking five points after touchdowns. He earned USC ] varsity letters in 1929, 1930, and 1931. He was an all-Conference first-teamer in 1930 and 1931 and was inducted into the University of Southern California Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Coaching career

After leaving USC, he was the head football coach at Iowa State University, Omaha, University of Denver, Sacramento State University and Sacramento City College He was also the athletic director at Sacramento State.

ee also

*1931 College Football All-America Team

External links

* [ College Football Hall of Fame Bio and picture]
* [ Johnny Baker] Profile at USC Legends

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