Pete Ashbaugh
Chicago Rockets
Date of birth: (1921-05-23)May 23, 1921
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Date of death: August 16, 2009(2009-08-16) (aged 88)
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Career highlights and awards


Russell G. "Pete" Ashbaugh Jr. (May 23, 1921 – August 16, 2009[1]) was an American football standout at the University of Notre Dame who went on to play for the Chicago Rockets in the late 1940s.[2]

Ashbaugh gained early recognition as an All-City Gridder at Youngstown's South High School, in 1938, where he quarterbacked under his father, former Brown University gridder Busty Ashbaugh.[2] He went on to play varsity football at Notre Dame both before and after World War II, distinguishing himself as a member of Fighting Irish national championship teams of 1946 and 1947.[2]

Ashbaugh's subsequent professional career with the Chicago Rockets was cut short by a knee injury.[2] At the close of his sports career, he joined the Elkhart Brass Company, in Elkhart, Indiana, and eventually rose to the position of chief executive officer.[2]


  1. "Russell ‘Pete’ Ashbaugh Jr. May 23, 1921-Aug. 16, 2009". Goshen News. 18 August 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, November 13, 1977.

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