April 6, 1900|
|Died||January 11, 1976
Fort Myers, Florida
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||209 pounds (95 kg)|
|Jersey #(s)||21 ('22), 4 ('23), 8 ('24),|
|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)
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.”
- ""Doc" Elliott Is Signed By Quaker Grid Team". The Philadelphia Record. November 23, 1926.
- PFRA. "Ditto 1923" (PDF). Pro Football Researchers Association.
- Hogrogian, John (1984). "1924 All-Pros" (PDF). The Coffin Corner (Pro Football Researchers Association) 6 (4).
- Ongoing Research Project: Jersey Numbers
- Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:Cleveland Panthers
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