Former Washington Redskin Leonard “Len” M. Hauss dead at 79

Former Washington Redskins player Leonard “Len” M. Hauss passed away on December 15 at the age of 79, his cause of death is still unknown at this time. 

Hauss was part of the National Football League from 1964 to 1977 and a five-time pro-bowl selection, according to his biographical information. 

The legendary football player was named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins, however, prior to his professional career, he played for the Georgia Bulldogs. 

According to his obituary Hauss had his pick of schools to play for in college, due to his illustrious high school career at Jesup High School, but he choose to play for the University of Georgia. 

“After college graduation, he played professional football with the Washington Redskins for 14 years,” his obituary stated. “After retiring from sports, he continued his career in the banking industry.”

As part of the crucial details of his life, listed by his family as a tribute to their dearly departed, they made it known that Hauss, a Georgia native, was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church of Jessup Georgia. 

The NFL player was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ida Hauss; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charlie and Claudia Johnson; and brothers-in-law, Johnny Johnson and Sherman Burch.

His survivors include his wife of 59 years, Janis Johnson Hauss of Jesup; a daughter, Lana (Dana) Snyder of Winder; two granddaughters, Jobie (Christian) Bailey of Maysville and Charlie-Len Snyder of Winder; a sister, Lenell Burch of Jesup; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Danny (Linda) Johnson of San Diego, California; and several nieces and nephews.