Elrod starred in the 1976 Orange Bowl a 14-6 victory over the University of Michigan that secured the Sooners a fifth national championship. The Oklahoma defense allowed only 202 total yards in the game. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 5th round (144th overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft where he played three seasons and in 1979 he played one season with the Oilers.
He earned a dual-scholarship to the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of the 1974 National Championship Wrestling team. Elrod earned a degree in Public Relations and Business Administration and after his NFL career he worked in the Personal Health Care Business and well as radio hosting and analysis.
Currently, Elrod is a radio talk show host at KOKC (AM) 1520, the flagship station for the University of Oklahoma and is located in Oklahoma City.