John Elliott (defensive lineman)

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John Elliott
No. 80
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-10-26)October 26, 1944
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Date of death: November 11, 2010(2010-11-11) (aged 66)
Place of death: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 7 / Pick: 71
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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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