Karl Eller

Longtime Phoenix businessman, entrepreneur, sports fan, and civic leader.

A pictorial celebration of a life that touched so many for 85 years.


U of A Program

Karl played college football at The University of Arizona. In 1951 he graced the cover of the program for the Utah game. Notice how “Wilbur” the mascot has changed over the years.


Tucson High Number 67

In 1945, Karl played on the Tucson High School Badgers football team. Under the leadership of coach Rollin Gridley, this team was undefeated and went on to win the state championship. Karl is number 67.