Buddy Elrod

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Buddy Elrod
Position: End
Personal information
Born: (1918-10-28)October 28, 1918
Died: June 13, 1998(1998-06-13) (aged 79)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-American (1940)

Ervin B. "Buddy" Elrod (October 28, 1918 – June 13, 1998) was an American football player. He attended the Mississippi State University and played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team. He played at the end position for the Bulldogs and was selected by the Associated Press, Central Press Association, New York Sun and Liberty magazine as a first-team player on the 1940 College Football All-America Team.[1][2][3][4] He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1941 and entered the military in 1942.[5] He was inducted into the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.[6][7]


  1. ^ Herb Barker (1940-12-08). "Two Dixie Stars Fill Flank Posts on All-America". The Sunday Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
  2. ^ Walter L. Johns (1940-12-10). "Captains Pick All-America for Central Press; Reinhard on List". Berkeley Daily Gazette.
  3. ^ "New York Sun Now Names All-Americans". Los Angeles Times. 1940-12-01.
  4. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1181. ISBN 1401337031.
  5. ^ "Buddy Elrod Now Aviation Cadet". Times-Daily. February 4, 1942. p. 7.
  6. ^ "Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame". Mississippi State University.
  7. ^ "Buddy Elrod". Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.