American Football Database
Art Baker
Date of birth: (1937-12-31) December 31, 1937 (age 84)
Place of birth: Erie, PA
Career information
Position(s): Fullback
College: Syracuse
 As player:
Buffalo Bills (AFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Playing stats at

Arthur R. Baker (born December 31, 1937) in Erie, PA was a collegiate and professional American football player. He played college football at Syracuse University, where he was an All-American fullback in the backfield with Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis. He was also an NCAA wrestling champion at Syracuse in 1959, becoming only the second African-American to win an NCAA wrestling title. He played professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills in 1961 and 1962. He then went to the Canadian Football League, where he played four seasons, mainly for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[1] Baker currently lives in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

See also


  1. "Art Baker". Retrieved December 20, 2010.