|Date of birth:April 7, 1901|
|Place of birth: Canton, Ohio|
|Date of death: May 4, 1943(aged 42)|
|Place of death: San Francisco, California|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels (1923–1925)
|Career highlights and awards|
Adrian Harold "Sparky" Maurer (April 7, 1901 – May 4, 1943) was an American football player.
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.
Maurer was selected second-team All-Southern by Julian Leggett of the Macon News, and first team All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) by various writers including Morgan Blake.
He played professionally with the Newark Bears. The Bears are remembered for the team's financially weak ownership group, which led to the folding of the team mid-season. The team played only five games before folding in October.
- "Adrian Maurer". http://www.oldestlivingprofootball.com/adrianmaurer.htm. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- "Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of Fame". http://www.gopetrels.com/information/Athletic_Hall_of_Fame. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
- "The Telegraph's All-Southern". Mercer Cluster: pp. 3; 6. December 7, 1923. http://mercercluster.galileo.usg.edu/mercercluster-j2k/view?docId=bookreader/mer/mer1923/mer1923-0107.mets.xml;query=%22all%20southern%22;brand=mercercluster-j2k-brand#page/n0/mode/1up.
- "The Flight of the Stormy Petrel". http://www.gopetrels.com/information/history. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- "Adrian Maurer". Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150223220707/http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=MAUREADR01. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- 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).