- Abe Eliowitz
Infobox CFL player
Running Back, Wide Receiver
Michigan State University
November 10, 1910
New York, New York
DateOfDeath=Death date and age|1981|11|19|1910|11|10
Ottawa Rough Riders Montreal Indians
November 10, 1910– November 19, 1981) was a star football player in American college football and in the days before the Canadian Football League. He was born in New Yorkand died at Livonia, Michigan.
Michigan State Universityfrom 1930 to 1932. In 1931, Eliowitz was named an All Americaall star honorable mention, and received the first MVP (Governor of Michigan) award ever given by Michigan State and the Spartans finished with a record of 5-3-1.
In 1932, Abe was co-captain and was named Grantland Rice All America honorable mention as MSU had its best season during his career, compiling a record of 7-1-0. An all-around athlete, Eliowitz played on the baseball team and is no. 6 all-time in school history in triples in a season with six (1931), and triples in a career with 10.
Eliowitz always attracted attention, as both a college and professional player, with his highly skilled left-handed passing and punting.
After graduating, Eliowitz came to
Canadato play football. He played 5 seasons (1933 to 1937), 3 with the Ottawa Rough Ridersand 2 with the Montreal Indians. He was an all star 4 times, from 1934 to 1937, twice as a running back and twice as a flying wing. In 1935 he led the Interprovincial Rugby Football Unionwith 62 points and was the winner of the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophyfor fair play and sportsmanship. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Famein 1969.
After playing in
Canadahe was a physical education teacher in the Detroit school system and continued to coach football. He was married to Gertrude Lipman on 26 July 1933in Detroit and later to Ida Sara Lachman on 14 February 1945in Detroit.
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