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Pete Pihos


Peter Louis Pihos

Inducted 1966

Date of Birth



Orlando, FL


Indiana University (1942-1942)

Indiana University (1945-1946)


Destined for enshrinement in two football Halls of Fame, college and professional, Pete Pihos wasted little time in establishing himself as one of Indiana's most-versatile gridiron greats. In 1943, Pihos prompted sportswriter Grantland Rice to proclaim: "He's the best pass-receiver of the year." Michigan assistant coach Bennie Oosterbaan was equally impressed, calling Pihos the, "pick of the Big Ten ends." He made first-team All-America teams that season after being a second-team pick as a freshman. Pihos served in the U.S. Army in 1944. He returned to Indiana and played fullback in 1945-46. He helped the 1945 team go 9-0-1 and win the Big Ten the first in Indiana history. Pihos led Indiana in pass receiving in 1942-43, in rushing in 1946, and in scoring in 1945-46. He was the team's Most Valuable player in 1946. Pihos played with the Philadelphia Eagles at end from 1947-55 and led the National Football League in pass receiving three times.


Height 6'1

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1945 All-Conference
  • 1945 Heisman - Eighth
  • 1945 Second Team All-America
  • 1943 All-Conference
  • 1943 First Team All-America
  • 1942 First Team All-America
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