Monday, November 16, 2015

1975 Profile: Rex Kern

No. 45
Ohio State
"Kern played in eight games after being picked up as a free agent on October 25. He started at safety in the playoff game against Pittsburgh.
He played in every game for the Baltimore Colts as a rookie in 1971 and his career has been hampered by injuries ever since; Rex underwent back surgery last winter. His back injury and dislocated hand limited his playing time in 1972. He started eight games for the Colts in 1973, was involved in 64 tackles and had a pair of pass interceptions.
Kern quarterbacked Ohio State to a 27-2 record in three years, rushing for 1,593 yards. He led the Buckeyes to their 1969 Rose Bowl victory over Southern California, earning the MVP award. Kern accounted for 3,990 total yards of offense, scoring 24 touchdowns and passing for 19. He won the Ernie Davis Memorial Award for leadership in the 1971 Coaches' All-America in Lubbock, Texas.'
Rex is active in charity and community work and was player representative while with the Colts. His wife Nancy is a former Rose Bowl Princess."

-Buffalo Bills 1975 Yearbook

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