Elmer Quillen Oliphant
Elmer Quillen Oliphant



Class of 1918
Football/Basketball/Baseball/Track and Field

One of the most decorated intercollegiate athletes in Army history, Elmer Olipant earned 11 varsity letters in four sports and monograms in three others during his career at the Academy. A two-time First Team All-American (1916-17) in football, he garnered second team All-America honors on another occasion (1915).

Named to the All-Time All-American Team by Knute Rockne, Oliphant scored an Academy-record 125 points in football during his senior season and 289 points during his Army career.

A champion boxer in the Corps of Cadets, "Ollie" established a world record for the 220-yard low hurdles on grass and served as team captain of the football, baseball and track and field teams while at West Point. Prior to that, he starred on the athletic fields at Purdue University, earning 12 varsity letters in four sports.

Oliphant was elected to the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame in 1953 and was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame two years later (1955).

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