Hugh McElhenny

American football player

Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr. (born December 31, 1928) is a former professional American football player. He was a halfback in the National Football League (NFL) from 1952 to 1964 for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions.[1]

Hugh McElhenny
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McElhenny in January 2014
No. 39
Personal information
Born: (1928-12-31) December 31, 1928 (age 91)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Los Angeles (CA) Washington
NFL Draft:1952 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:5,281
Yards per carry:4.7
Rushing touchdowns:38
Receiving yards:3,247
Receiving touchdowns:20
Player stats at


  1. Raley, Dan (September 1, 2004). "The untold story of Hugh McElhenny, the King of Montlake". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved February 29, 2016.

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