Pete Elliott, Longtime Pro Football Hall of Fame Director, Dies at 86

Obit Hall of Fame Elliott FootballA man who left his mark on the game of football by the way he oversaw the honoring of the game’s biggest names has passed away.

Pete Elliott, the longest-tenured executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died at 86, according to The Associated Press.

Elliott spent his life in football. He was an All-American quarterback at Michigan in the 1940s before moving on to coaching. He coached at Nebraska, California, Miami and Illinois, where he led the Fighting Illini to the 1964 Rose Bowl.

Elliott, who was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994, was the director of the pro football Hall from 1979 to 1996.

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