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Pete Elliott
File:Bump and Pete Elliott.png
Brothers Bump and Pete Elliott, 1960
Sport(s)Football, basketball, golf
Biographical details
Born(1926-09-29)September 29, 1926
Bloomington, Illinois
DiedJanuary 4, 2013(2013-01-04) (aged 86)
Canton, Ohio
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall56–72–1
Bowls1–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 AAWU (1958)
1 Big Ten (1963)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1994 (profile)

Peter R. Elliott (September 29, 1926 – January 4, 2013) was an American football player and coach. Elliott served as the head football coach at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1956), the University of California, Berkeley (1957–1959), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1960–1966), and the University of Miami (1973–1974), compiling a career college football record of 56–72–11.

CollegeEdit

Elliott was an All-American quarterback on the undefeated 1948 Michigan Wolverines football team that won a national championship. He was also a standout basketball player who was first-team All-Big Ten Conference in 1948 and second-team All-Big Ten in 1949 as well as team MVP in 1948.[1] The 1948 team finished third in the eastern region of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.[1] Elliott is the only Michigan athlete to have earned 12 letters in varsity sports: football, basketball, and golf.

File:Elliott Brothers, Fritz Crisler and Bruce Hilkene.png

At Michigan, Elliott played football with his brother Bump, who also became a well known college coach.

Coaching careerEdit

After college, Elliot served as an assistant coach at Oregon State (1949–50) and Oklahoma (1951–55). In 1956, he took the head coaching job at Nebraska, lasting one year with a record of 4–6. The next year, he took over at California, where he remained until 1959 with a compiled record of 10–21. In 1958, he led the Golden Bears to an AAWU title and an appearance in the Rose Bowl, where they lost to Iowa.

In 1960, Elliott succeeded Ray Eliot at Illinois and was at the school until 1966. With the Illini, his record was 31–34–1, earning a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory over Washington during the 1963 season. A few months after the end of the 1966 season, he was forced to resign in the wake of a slush fund scandal in the athletic program. In 1973, he became head coach at Miami, where he remained for two years and compiled an 11–11 record.

Later lifeEdit

Elliott served as athletic director at Miami from 1973 to 1978. In March 1978, Elliott rejoined his former boss, Bud Wilkinson, as an assistant with the NFL St. Louis Cardinals. Elliott served as Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame from 1979 to 1996 and was serving on its Board of Trustees. Elliott was also a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was selected as a Significant Sig.

Elliott died at the age of 86 of congestive heart failure on January 4, 2013, in Canton, Ohio.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Seven Conference) (1956)
1956 Nebraska 4–6 3–3 4th
Nebraska: 4–6 3–3
California Golden Bears (Pacific Coast Conference) (1957–1958)
1957 California 1–9 1–6 7th
1958 California 7–4 6–1 1st L Rose 16 16
California Golden Bears (Athletic Association of Western Universities) (1959)
1959 California 2–8 1–3 4th
California: 10–21 8–10
Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (1961–1966)
1960 Illinois 5–4 3–4 T–5th
1961 Illinois 0–9 0–7 10th
1962 Illinois 2–7 2–5 8th 18
1963 Illinois 8–1–1 5–1–1 1st W Rose 4 3
1964 Illinois 6–3 4–3 T–4th 16
1965 Illinois 6–4 4–3 5th
1966 Illinois 4–6 4–3 T–3rd
Illinois: 31–34–1 22–26–1
Miami Hurricanes (NCAA Division I independent) (1973–1974)
1973 Miami 5–6
1974 Miami 6–5
Miami: 11–11
Total: 56–72–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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