Canadian Football Legends
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Abe Eliowitz bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Abe Eliowitz

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1933 - 1935

Montreal Indians
1936, 1937

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Flying Wing
1934, 1935 (2)

All-Eastern Running Back
1935, 1937 (2)

Jeff Russell Memorial trophy
1935 (1)

Grey Cup Participation

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Abe Eliowitz came to Canada after being an All-American at Michigan State University. He immediately caught the attention of fans with his left-footed punting and left-handed passing.

Eliowitz was an all-star at two different positions and in 1935 he was the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU) leading scorer with 62 points and was the Ottawa Rough Riders first recipient of the Jeff Russell memorial trophy which is presented to the IPRFU player possessing the highest qualities of courage, fair play and sportsmanship.

In 1938, Eliowitz returned to the United States of America where he began a lengthy coaching career.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1969 as a player.

Class of 1969

Arthur U. ChipmanAndrew DaviesAbe EliowitzSam EtcheverryNorman KwongArthur Stevenson

Eliowitz, Abe
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