Doc Elliott

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Doc Elliott
Born (1900-04-06)April 6, 1900
Youngstown, Ohio
Died January 11, 1976(1976-01-11) (aged 75)[1]
Fort Myers, Florida
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 209 pounds (95 kg)
Position(s) Fullback, Halfback
College Lafayette
Jersey #(s) 21 ('22), 4 ('23), 8 ('24),
Career highlights
Awards 3x NFL Champion ('22,'23,'24)
1x AFL Champion ('26)
Honors 2x Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL ('22,'23)
2x GB Press-Gazette: 1st team all-NFL ('23,'24)
Canton Bulldogs
Cleveland Bulldogs
Cleveland Panthers
Philadelphia Quakers
Cleveland Indians

Wallace John "Doc" Elliott (born April 6, 1900 - January 11, 1976) was an American football running back. He played five seasons in the National Football League for the Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Bulldogs and the Cleveland Indians. During that time he won NFL Championships with Canton in 1922 and 1923, as well as a third with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924. In 1926, the first American Football League was established. Elliott joined the AFL's Cleveland Panthers that year, however later in the season he signed with Philadelphia Quakers. For their one and only season in existence the Quakers won the AFL championship, before folding along with the league. After that season, Elliott retired from pro football, until 1931 when he played one season with the Cleveland Panthers. Elliott was described by the Green Bay Press-Gazette in 1924, after obtaining the newspaper's 1st team all-NFL honors as being “a first rate line plunger and wonder on the defense. Elliott was the equal of any when it came to backing up the line.”

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