- IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (1982)
- Z.G. Clevenger Award (1972)
Pete played football between 1942-43 and 1945-46 and was an All-American as end in 1943, as fullback in 1945. At one time he held all IU receiving and scoring records. He was IU's first selection to the National Football Hall of Fame, voted Indiana's Number One Player.