TULANE: A three-year letterwinner who has played in 30 career games with nine starts... career numbers include 67 tackles (40 solo), three stops for lost yardage and one sack... enters fall drills as the No. 2 strong-side linebacker.
2007 (JUNIOR): Played in every game, primarily on special teams, and started four games at weak-side linebacker... posted a season-best six tackles (four solo, two assist) vs. UTEP and came up with five stops, and recovered a fumble at East Carolina... added five tackles (four solo, one assist) vs. Tulsa.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games with four starts... missed the Mississippi State game due to injury... registered 39 tackles (20 solo), two stops for lost yardage, one hurry and one PBU... notched 11 tackles in the season opener at Houston... recorded five stops each at UTEP and Tulsa... came up with three tackles, including one for lost yardage and one sack vs. UCF.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in seven games at linebacker, tallying six tackles (four solo)... earned his first career start at middle linebacker against Rice and responded with five tackles (four solo)... also had one tackle against Southeastern Louisiana.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and two-time all-division selection for St. Stanislaus... earned All-South Mississippi honors from the Biloxi Sun-Herald as a senior... named to the all-region team in 2003 and 2004 and was a first team South All-State choice as a senior... as a senior, recorded 118 tackles, including 21 for loss, in 11 games... helped his prep team to a 9-2 record and the 8-4A title in 2004 with a perfect 6-0 mark in region play... team won the district and advanced to the second round of the playoffs... for his career, totaled 268 tackles with 42 tackles for loss, three fumbles forced and four recovered, 10 hurries, five sacks and one interception.
PERSONAL: Majoring in sociology... born on Christmas Day, 1986, in Gulfport, Miss.... one of five children of John and Kim Ellis.
Ellis' Career Defensive Stats Year G/GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR QH PD Int 2005 7/1 4-2-6 0-0 0-0 0/0 0 0 0-0 2006 11/4 20-19-39 2-12 1-7 0/0 1 1 0-0 2007 12/4 16-6-22 1-5 0-0 0/1 0 0 0-0 Career 30/9 40-27-67 3-17 1-7 0/1 1 1 0-0