U-M Multi-Sport Star Pete Elliott Passes Away
The U-M All-American - Pete Elliott

Jan. 4, 2013

CANTON, Ohio -- Pete Elliott, the longest-tenured executive director in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's history, has died. He was 86.

Elliott served as the museum's director in 1979-96 and continued as a member of the Hall's board of trustees in his retirement.

"Pete was beloved by the entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family, including the staff, board of trustees and the Hall of Fame members," president and executive director Steve Perry said. "He was a kind and thoughtful person and an inspiration to us all. We are all better for having had him in our lives."

Elliott, known for his affable personality, was an All-America quarterback at Michigan in the 1940s before a long career in coaching. He was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

Elliott also was an All-Big Ten guard on the U-M basketball team and was runner-up for the Big Ten golf championship in 1948.

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