Pete Pihos (1955 – Bowman #10)

Peter Louis Pihos was an All-American Defensive End at Indiana University before being chosen in the 5th round of the 1945 Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. I liked him because I liked saying his name!  Try it; Pete Pihos.  Pete was a 5-time All-Pro two-way End, and 6 consecutive times he went to the Pro Bowl (1950 – ’55).   He also was a member of 2 Championship Teams (1948 & ’49).  Pete Pihos was voted to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 1970 (and the College Football Hall Of Fame in 1966). He rose to 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army (1944 – ’46), served under General George Patton, and was at the Normandy Invasion during WWII.  I never knew, Pete Pihos was ‘quite a guy’. I just liked the sound of his name. He died, at the age of 87,  from Alzheimer’s Disease, in 2011.

Pete Pihos 1955 Bowman #10

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One response to “Pete Pihos (1955 – Bowman #10)

  1. Sorry man, but I never heard of this guy. He sounds like he was a great guy but I cannot figure out how to say his name! PG 4/14/15

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