Adrian Maurer
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1901-04-07)April 7, 1901
Place of birth: Canton, Ohio
Date of death: May 4, 1943(1943-05-04) (aged 42)
Place of death: San Francisco, California
Career information
College: Oglethorpe
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels (1923–1925)
Career highlights and awards


  • All-SIAA (1923)
  • second-team All-Southern (1923, 1925)
  • Oglethorpe University Athletic Hall of Fame

Adrian Harold "Sparky" Maurer (April 7, 1901 – May 4, 1943) was an American football player.

Oglethorpe University

He played college football as a running back for the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team of Oglethorpe University. He was inducted into the Oglethorpe University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1962.[1][2]


Maurer was selected second-team All-Southern by Julian Leggett of the Macon News,[3] and first team All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) by various writers including Morgan Blake.[3]


He was captain of the 1924 team which won the SIAA championship.


The 1925 team was again SIAA champion.[4]

Newark Bears

He played professionally with the Newark Bears.[5] The Bears are remembered for the team's financially weak ownership group, which led to the folding of the team mid-season.[6] The team played only five games before folding in October.


  1. "Adrian Maurer". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  2. "Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of Fame". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Telegraph's All-Southern". Mercer Cluster: pp. 3; 6. December 7, 1923.;query=%22all%20southern%22;brand=mercercluster-j2k-brand#page/n0/mode/1up.
  4. "The Flight of the Stormy Petrel". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  5. "Adrian Maurer". Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  6. David S. Neft, Richard M. Cohen and Rick Korch, The Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of Professional Football, From 1892 to the Present, St. Martin's Press, New York, New York (1994).
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