Pro Football Hall exec Pete Elliot has died

Updated: January 4, 2013, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CANTON, Ohio -- Pete Elliott, the longest-tenured executive director in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's history, has died. He was 86.

Elliott served as the museum's director from 1979-1996 and continued as a member of the Hall's board of trustees in his retirement. Elliott also was head football coach at Illinois from 1960-66.

"Pete was beloved by the entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family, including the staff, board of trustees and the Hall of Fame members," President and Executive ...

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