January 4, 2013

Peter Robert (Pete) Elliott

January 4, 2013
U of M Athlete
Football Player (1945 - 1948)
Basketball Player (1945 - 1948)
Golfer (1945 - 1948)
Earned 12 Varsity Letters
College Football Hall of Fame
1x National Champion - Football
U of M Athletic Hall of Honor

Peter R. (Pete) Elliott

University of Michigan Football, Basketball, Golf Player (1945 – 1948)

Pete Elliott was born in Bloomington, Illinois and went on to attend the University of Michigan where he is the only person to have earned twelve Varsity letters in football, basketball and golf. He was an All-American quarterback that led the 1948 Wolverines to an undefeated National Championship season. He was an All-Big Ten performer in basketball as well as team MVP in 1948. After graduation, Elliott embarked on a football coaching career, that would see him lead four different programs over thirteen seasons with an overall coaching record of 56 – 72 – 1. He would go on to become the Athletic Director at Miami (FL) for five years and then the Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame until his retirement. Pete Elliott was inducted into, the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994, was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1986 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. Pete and his brother, Bump, are one of only two pairs of brothers inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. He passed away on January 4, 2013 at 86 years of age.