File:Elmer Madar.png
Madar from 1947 Michiganensian
Born(1920-11-28)November 28, 1920
Sykesville, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 9, 1972(1972-02-09) (aged 51)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 pounds (84 kg)
Position(s)End, Quarterback
* Pro Football Reference
1947Baltimore Colts

Elmer F. Madar (November 28, 1920 – February 9, 1972) was an All American football player at the University of Michigan in 1942 and 1946. Born in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, Madar played football at Northeastern High School in Detroit. He was a backup quarterback for the University of Michigan in 1941 and moved to end in 1942 where he played in 10 games, scored two touchdowns and made 12 receptions for 160 yards. He was part of the 1942 Michigan line with Merv Pregulman, Julius Franks, Al Wistert, Bob Kolesar, Bill Pritula and Phil Sharpe that was known as the "Seven Oak Posts," due to their reputation for not using substitutes.[1] He served in the Air Corps during World War II, but returned to the University of Michigan after the war. In 1946, he played in more minutes than any other player on Fritz Crisler's football team. In December 1946, he was named to the Associated Press All-American team,[2] and he was the first pick in the 1947 All-America Football Conference draft by the Miami Seahawks. Madar played one year with the Baltimore Colts in 1947. In March 1948, he was hired as the end coach at Harvard University, working with fellow Michigan alum and head coach Arthur Valpey.[3] He was assistant coach for the Holy Cross Crusaders in 1952 and 1953 but resigned in 1954 to seek a coaching job closer to his Michigan home.[4][5] He subsequently became a teacher in the Detroit public schools.

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  1. "Nation's Top Grid Battle". The Morning Herald (Uniontown, Pa.). 1942-11-20.
  2. Smits, Ted (1946-12-04). "Army Backs On All America 11 For Third Year". The Gettysburg Times.
  3. "Harvard Names Madar As Assistant Mentor". The Oil City (Pa.) Derrick. 1948-03-16.
  4. Schrader, Gus (1952-09-01). "Red Peppers". Cedar Rapids Gazette.
  5. "Massucco To Assist Anderson At H.C.". Fitchburg Sentinel (Mass.). 1954-06-02.

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