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John Elliott

Offensive Tackle

John Stuart Elliot

Inducted 2020

Date of Birth



Lake Ronkonkoma, NY


University of Michigan (1984-1987)


John Elliot becomes the 32nd Wolverine player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a finalist for the 1987 Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. He finished with a then-school record of 44 career starts on the offensive line, which currently ranks sixth in program history. The 1987 recipient of Michigan's Hugh H. Rader Jr. Memorial Award as the team's best lineman, Elliott helped the Wolverines rush for more than 2,500 yards in each of his last three seasons in Ann Arbor. A 2015 inductee into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor, he capped his collegiate career by playing in the Hula Bowl, Japan Bowl and East-West Shrine Game. Taken in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, Elliott played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Giants (1988-95) and New York Jets (1996-2000, 2002). A member of the Giants 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, he guided the team to a Super Bowl XXV victory following the 1990 season, and he was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1993.


Height 6'7"

Weight 306

Career Highlights

  • 1987 All-Conference
  • 1987 Consensus All-America
  • 1986 All-Conference
  • 1986 First-Team All-America
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