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Johnny Baker
No. 84     
Linebacker / Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-03-15) March 15, 1941 (age 78)
Place of birth: Camden, Alabama
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 37
(By the Los Angeles Rams)
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 54
Debuted in 1963 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1967 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* AFL Houston Oilers (1963-1966)
Career highlights and awards
Games played     51
Interceptions     2
INT Touchdowns     1
Stats at NFL.com

John Hendrix "Johnny" Baker III (born March 15, 1941 in Camden, Alabama) is a former American football linebacker and tight end. He played college football at Mississippi State University, where he was a linebacker and an offensive end. He played professionally in the American Football League for the Houston Oilers from 1963 through 1966 and for the San Diego Chargers in 1967. He is the father-in-law of longtime Rice and Major League Baseball star Lance Berkman and had two sons who pitched in the NCAA Division I World Series.

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From 1966 Sports Illustrated Vault: "(The Houston Oilers) linebacking is good, with Johnny Baker on the left and Danny Brabham on the right, but in the secondary the Oilers are worried about left corner back. Tony Banfield had an off year last season after knee surgery and though he was All-AFL in 1962, he has been dropped."


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