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Pete Pihos
Date of birth: October 22, 1923 (1923-10-22) (age 86)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Career information
Position(s): End
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 1945 / Round: 5 / Pick: 41
Organizations
 As player:
1947-1955 Philadelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1950, 1951, 1952,
1953, 1954, 1955
Honors: NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
College Football HOF
Philadelphia Eagles Honor Roll
Playing stats at NFL.com
College Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1970

Peter Louis Pihos (born October 22, 1923 in Orlando, Florida, U.S.) is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a high school junior when his mother moved the family to Chicago. His father was a murder victim, and when a suspect was acquitted, Pete decided to become a lawyer. He was just one semester short of a law degree when he became disenchanted with the idea. He's now living in Greensboro, North Carolina.

College career

Pihos was an All-American at Indiana University, as a defensive end.

Professional career

Pihos was drafted in the third-round of the 1945 NFL Draft by the Eagles, but two years of military service prevented him from joining the team until 1947. During his nine seasons of play, he missed just one game.

Immediately after Pete joined the Eagles, the team marched to its first divisional championship. In the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Eastern Division crown, he blocked a punt to set up the first touchdown in the Eagles 21-0 win. Philadelphia won three straight divisional championships and then back-to-back NFL titles by shutout scores. In 1948, the Eagles defeated the Chicago Cardinals 7-0. One year later, Pihos caught a 31-yard touchdown pass in the Eagles 14-0 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Pete led the NFL in receiving from 1953 through 1955 and earned first-team All-Pro or All-League honors six times and was named to six Pro Bowls.

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