Former IU grid star Pete Pihos recent visitor in Richmond

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Former I U grid star Pete Pihos recent visitor in Richmond By Harold Wiley Pete Pihos, former. All-American All-American All-American football player at Indiana University in the 1940s who later led the National National Football League in pass receiving receiving in 1953, 54 and 55, was in Richmond on business this past week. The 53-year-old 53-year-old 53-year-old 53-year-old 53-year-old Orlando, Fla., native native who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1947 to 1955, was visiting visiting Connie's Restaurant. Connie Marker, the restaurant's owner, is associated with Pihos through a Fort Wayne-based Wayne-based Wayne-based life insurance firm. Pihos, who now lives in Fort Wayne, said he spent his last two years of high school at Austin High School in Chicago, and while he was there, he became acquainted with Bo McMillan, the IU football coach at the time. He said he also met some IU alumni, and "I fell in love with IU." Because of his performance in both college and pro football, Pihos was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1970, and he was included in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966. He was on the IU team from 1942 to 1947. That college is where he earned his business degree, graduating graduating in 1947. Asked about his success as a professional professional player, Pihos, who played end, said, "I led the league in pass receiving receiving in 1953, 1954 and 55, and I made all-pro all-pro all-pro for six out of my nine years." He also said, "I played in the first five pro bowl games," and his team won the world championship in 1948 and 1949. How much attention does he pay to sports now? "Oh, I enjoy watching. I go to almost almost all the high school games in Fort Wayne, and I watch IU on TV. I'm a real basketball fan, too." What pro football teams does he follow? "I always want the Eagles to do well, naturally. And I followed the Cincinnati Bengals when Paul Brown was there I think he's one of ft I . fr- fr- w9i- w9i- .v. - wwum m ii j!xj'g.--gBKs j!xj'g.--gBKs j!xj'g.--gBKs ' 11. 1 I . ' " i ..pi.. rrr - 'J . w Ml iLK.M li3 ,4 ..-. ..-. ..-. i. !p j, Ti2 i "I mum t' - i I VI ' - f i I i T Pete Pihos, left, former All-American All-American All-American football player at Indiana University and an outstanding pass receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles for several years, chats with Connie Marker, owner of Connie's Restaurant, where Pihos paid a visit Wednesday night. (Palladium-Item (Palladium-Item (Palladium-Item Photo) the greatest coaches that ever coached." Pihos said he and his wife Donna have four children who range in age from 2 to 14. One of them, Wes, who's 9, is "interested in football, basketball, everything. He kicks every day, even in the wintertime. As long as he participates in something, we don't care how good he is. Pihos is vice president of Franklin National Life Insurance Co., based in Fort Wayne, and Marker is a member member of the firm's board of directors. Pihos was in Richmond to train a regional regional manager for the company,

Clipped from Palladium-Item10 Jan 1977, MonPage 11

Palladium-Item (Richmond, Indiana)10 Jan 1977, MonPage 11
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