|Position:||Linebacker / tight end|
|Born:||March 15, 1941|
|NFL Draft:||1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 37|
(by the Los Angeles Rams)
|AFL draft:||1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 54|
|Career NFL statistics|
John Hendrix Baker, III (born March 15, 1941) 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 (AFL) for the Houston Oilers from 1963 through 1966 and for the San Diego Chargers in 1967.
Baker married Carla Swanson, a member of the Swanson TV dinners family, on June 22, 1968, at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He has a daughter named Cara and three sons : Jason, Jacob, and Joshua. Joshua pitched in the College World Series for the Rice Owls. Baker is the father-in-law of Major League Baseball player Lance Berkman.
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