University of Michigan Football All-American

Pete Elliott

Quarterback, 1948

Pete Ellliott

Besides quarterbacking Michigan's 1948 national champions, Pete became the only Michigan athlete to earn 12 letters - in football, basketball, and golf. He played on four championship teams, two in football, and one each in basketball and golf. He came to Michigan in 1945 as a Navy trainee, starring as a runner and passer. Shifted to quarterback, his blocking and defensive strength became invaluable. Later he served as head coach at Nebraska, California and Illinois, and later enjoyed success in the building business and as a sports commentator.


CAREER STATISTICS*

Rushing
Year Games Carries Net Gain Ave. Gain tds
1945 7 89 316 3.5 2
1946 9 4 10 2.5 0
1947 9 1 4 4.0 0
1948 9 16 21 1.3 0
Career 34 110 351 3.2 2

Passing

Year

Games

Attempts

Comp.

Pct.

Interc.

Yards

tds
1945 7 52 19 .37 6 393 2
1946 9 3 1 .33 1 17 1
1947 9 8 5 .63 1 70 1
1948 9 14 7 .50 0 77 1
Career 34 74 35 .47 8 557 5

Pass Receiving

Year

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

tds
1945 1 15 15.0 0
1946 1 27 27.0 1
1947 2 45 22.5 0
1948 5 90 18.0 0
Career 9 177 19.6 1

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