Eagles Hall-of-Fame receiver Pete Pihos dies at 87

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At Indiana, Pihos was a versatile star during the 1942, `43, `45 and `46 seasons. He led the Hoosiers in receiving in 1942 and `43 and in rushing in 1946. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

As a member of the Army, Pihos served 14 months in Europe during World War II. He told the Pro Football Hall of Fame that he had vivid memories of serving under Patton, whom he called “a tough son-of-a-gun.”

A native of Orlando, Fla., Pihos is survived by his ex-wife, Donna Pihos, who has been his caretaker for the past 12 years; their daughter, Melissa Pihos; and children from a previous marriage: son Peter Pihos Jr., daughters Nikki Pihos Walker and Lisa-Anne Pihos Mann, and stepson John Wesley Poole.

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