John Elliott (defensive lineman)

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John Elliott
Born (1944-10-26)October 26, 1944
Beaumont, Texas
Died November 11, 2010(2010-11-11) (aged 66)
Position(s) Defensive Tackle
College Texas
Common Draft 1967 / Round 7
Jersey #(s) 80
Career highlights
AFL All-Star 1968, 1969
AFC-NFC
Pro Bowl
1970
Honors 1× Second-team All-AFL (1968)
American Football League Champion, 1968
World Champion, 1968 season
1× First-team All-AFL (1969)
1x First-team All-Pro (1970)
1× All-WFL (1974)
Statistics
Teams
1967–1969
1970–1973
1974
AFL New York Jets
NFL New York Jets
WFL New York Stars

John Elliott (October 26, 1944 – November 11, 2010) was an American college and Professional Football defensive tackle. He played collegiately for the University of Texas, and in 1967 was drafted by the American Football League's New York Jets. As a rookie, he started for the Jets in their defeat of the Oakland Raiders in the 1968 AFL Championship Game, and then in the third AFL-NFL World Championship Game, helping them defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in one of the AFL's greatest games. He played for the AFL's Jets through 1969, and then for the National Football League Jets from 1970 through 1973. Elliott played for the New York Stars of the World Football League in 1974.[1] John Elliott died of cancer at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston on November 11, 2010.

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