University of Michigan Football All-American

Chalmers (Bump) Elliott

Halfback, 1947

Bump Elliott

Called the greatest right halfback he ever saw by his Coach, Fritz Crisler, Bump starred both on offense and defense during the early platoon days at Michigan. Returned from overseas service with the Marines in 1946, he climbed immediately to stardom. In 1947 he led the Big Nine in scoring with 54 points and was chosen the Most Valuable Player in the Conference to win the Chicago Tribune Trophy. He became head coach at Michigan in 1959, after serving as assistant at Oregon State, Iowa and his Alma Mater. His 1964 team won the Big Ten and Rose Bowl titles. Bump also earned letters in football, basketball and baseball at Purdue during Marine trainee days.


CAREER STATISTICS*

Rushing
Year Games Carries Net Gain Ave. Gain tds
1946 8 30 153 5.10 3
1947 10 68 438 6.40 8
Career 18 98 591 6.03 11

Passing

Year

Games

Attempts

Comp.

Pct.

Interc.

Yards

tds
1946 8 6 4 .66 0 77 0
1947 10 1 0 .00 0 0 0
Career 18 7 4 .57 0 77 0

Pass Receiving

Year

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

tds
1946 3 59 19.6 1
1947 16 318 19.9 2
Career 19 377 19.8 3
* Does not include 1948 Rose Bowl Game. Elliott scored on an 11 yard pass from Chappuis in the Rose Bowl.

Kick Returns
Kick Offs Punt Returns
Year No. Yards Ave. tds No. Yards Ave. tds
1946 2 14 7.0 0
1947 9 155 17.2 1
Career 11 169 15.2 1
Elliott scored one touchdown on a pass interception in the 1947 Pitt game.

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