William M. “Bucky” McElroy

Born: January 23, 1929

Died: July 18, 2012

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Year of Induction: 1981


College Career

Hinds Junior College (1948, 1950)

• All-State



• Little All-American fullback (’52, ‘53)

• Rushed for 100 or more yards in seven different games

• Blue-Gray Game (’53)

• East-West Shrine Game (’54)

• Senior Bowl (’54)

• College All-Star Game (’54)

• USM Team of the Century (’00)


Pro Football Career

Chicago Bears, NFL
Hamilton Tiger Cats, CFL

• Drafted after 1952 and 1953 seasons


Did You Know?

Bucky McElroy averaged 91.4 yards rushing during his three-year career at USM.

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