PIHOS, PETE

PETE PIHOS (Deceased)

Inducted: April 29, 1978 in Richmond, IN

Date of Birth: October 22, 1923 in Orlando, FL

High School Attended: Austin HS, Clearing, IL Graduated: 1942

College Attended: Indiana University             Graduated: 1947

College Honors: All-American End 1943; All-American Fullback 1945; member of Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity, Sphinx Club, Blue Key, and Dragon's Head; played on 1945 squad that won IU its first Big Ten title; while at IU, held school records for touchdowns, points, and receptions; still ranks seventh in school history in career touchdowns (23); named All-American prior to serving in World War II and returned to IU, winning All-American honors again.

Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by Philadelphia in fifth round and played for Eagles 1947-1955.

Professional Athletic Honors: Eagles won back-to-back NFL titles in 1948 and 1949; NFL All-Pro Pass Receiver 1953, 1954, 1955; All-Pro Team Offensive End 5 times; All-Pro Team Defensive End one time; elected All-Pro End 6 of 9 years; played in Pro Bowl game 5 years in a row; finished NFL career with 373 catches for 5,619 yards and 61 touchdowns.

Special Recognition: Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, and Helms Foundation Hall of Fame; served in the Army during WW II under General George Patton.

Mr. Pihos passed away August 16, 2011.