Elvin Hutchison
Personal information
Date of birth: (1912-10-14)October 14, 1912
Date of death: May 24, 2001(2001-05-24) (aged 88)
Career information
College: Whittier College
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Detroit Lions (1939)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Elvin Hutchison (October 14, 1912 – May 24, 2001[1]) was an American football player and official.


Early life and educationEdit

Elvin Clarence Hutchison was born October 14, 1912, in Guthrie Center, Iowa. He graduated from Red Oak High School in Red Oak, Iowa and went on to Whittier College, where he was known as the "Red Oak Express" on the football team before graduating in 1937. Hutchison later earned a Master's in Education from the University of Southern California in 1948.[2]


Following his collegiate football career, Hutchison played professionally as a halfback for the Detroit Lions in 1939,[3] and as a wingback for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast Professional Football League from 1939 to 1946. He coached football at Burbank High School in 1947.[4]

Hutchison officiated in the NFL from 1952 through 1959, and in the American Football League for its entire existence, from 1960 through 1969.

In 1959, Hutchison was named principal of Kaiser Junior High School in Costa Mesa, California.[5]

Marriage and childrenEdit

Hutchison married Lois Evelyn Walters in May 1943. They had two daughters, Sandra and Sharon.[6]

Death and afterwardEdit

Elvin Hutchison died on May 24, 2001.


  • Whittier College Athletic Hall of Fame[7]


  1. Elvin C. Hutchison, Social Security Death Index.
  2. "Alumni News". USC Trojan Family Magazine. Winter 2001.
  3. Whorton, Cal (1939-09-08). "Bill Henry Says". Los Angeles Times: p. A13. "Bill Howard, Bill Moore, Gordon Gore and Elvin Hutchison, all former Bulldogs, will be playing for the Lions..."
  4. "Mack, at 85, predicts majors won't go west". Los Angeles Times: p. 10. 1947-12-24. "Elvin Hutchison, former Whittier College and Los Angeles Bulldog football star and now coach at Burbank High..."
  5. "County to Continue Record Pace for Years, Report Says". Los Angeles Times: p. D1. 1959-09-10. "COSTA MESA-Sam McElfresh has been named principal of Monte Vista School and Elvin Hutchison principal of Kaiser Junior High School."
  6. Dyer, Braven (1943-05-17). "The Sports Parade". Los Angeles Times: p. A9. "Chief Petty Officer Elvin Hutchison, ex-Whittier athletic star, was married the other evening to Lois Evelyn Walters of Azusa."
  7. "Whittier College Poets: Whittier College Purple & Gold Hall of Fame".
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