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John Wesley Sawyer (born July 26, 1953 in Brookhaven, Mississippi) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, and the Denver Broncos. He played college football at The University of Southern Mississippi and was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1975 NFL Draft.[1]

John Sawyer
No. 81, 82, 83
Born: (1953-07-26) July 26, 1953 (age 66)
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s)Tight end
CollegeSouthern Mississippi
NFL draft1975 / Round: 11 / Pick: 271
Career history
As player
1975–1976Houston Oilers
1977–1982Seattle Seahawks
1983Washington Redskins
1983–1984Denver Broncos
Career stats


  1. ^ John Sawyer Archived November 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.