Joe Hergert, American football player, Died at 79


Joseph Martin Hergert was born on June 7, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and died on January 16, 2016.

He was an American college and professional football player.

He was a linebacker and placekicker in the American Football League (AFL) for two seasons during the early 1960s.

Mr.Hergert played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Buffalo Bills of the AFL.

Joe attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, and played high school football for the Mainland Buccaneers.

Joe Hergert attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Bob Woodruff’s Florida Gators football team from 1956 to 1958.

Over the three seasons as a Gator, he played multiple positions, including center, fullback, linebacker and placekicker.

His choosing team, The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) selected Hergert in the twenty-fourth round (277th pick overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft, but he did not play during the 1959 season.

Joseph played for the AFL’s Buffalo Bills in 1960 and 1961.

Joe Hergert passed away at 79 yrs old.