Hugh McElhenny wife: Who was Peggy McElhenny?

Hugh McElhenny, a Hall of Fame halfback who was known as the King for his thrilling, high-stepping prowess in the football world of the 1950s, first with the University of Washington and then with the San Francisco 49ers, died on June 17 at his home in Henderson, Nev. He was 93.

Hugh McElhenny wife

Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr., born on December 31, 1928, was a professional American football player who 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.

He was noted for his explosive, elusive running style and was frequently called “the King” and “Hurryin’ Hugh”.

A member of San Francisco’s famed Million Dollar Backfield and one of the franchise’s most popular players, McElhenny’s uniform number, No. 39, is retired by the 49ers and he is a member of the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame.

Who was Peggy McElhenny?

Peggy McElhenny was the wife of Hugh McElhenny. Peggy and Hugh were childhood best friends. They got married and had two children.

However, Peggy McElhenny died in 2019 leaving her husband and kids.