2000: Led Tulane in big plays with 12 tackles for loss, five quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries in 2000... Ranked third on the squad in total tackles with 87... Credited with 10 or more stops in four games... Intercepted a pass and returned it 17 yards versus Navy... Also made a critical fumble recovery and 14 tackles in the game... Registered three tackles for loss with a sack at East Carolina... Recovered a fumble and had two tackles for loss in win over Memphis.
1999: Only defensive player to start all eleven games ... Led team with 106 tackles, 65 of them solo ... Had eleven tackles for a loss, four sacks, recovered one fumble, seven quarterback hurries, and 3 defensed passes. He was an all-Louisiana college selection as named by the Louisiana Football magazine. Had five games with 11 or more tackles. Earned Player of the Week honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after totaling 11 stops vs. UL Lafayette.
1998: Played in all 12 games ... Started the season opener at Cincinnati at strongside linebacker ... Finished sixth on the team with 56 tackles ... Combined for 39 tackles in Tulane's last seven regular-season games against Louisville (nine), Rutgers (seven), USL (four), Memphis (six), Army (four), Houston (four) and Louisiana Tech (five) ... Recorded five tackles for loss, one each against Cincinnati, SMU, Southern Miss, Houston and Louisiana Tech.
1997: Redshirted ... Shifted from safety to linebacker in fall.
1996: Played in seven games as reserve in secondary ... Had nine tackles, all unassisted ... Also had one pass breakup ... Made season-best four tackles at Army ... Also had three tackles vs. TCU.
HIGH SCHOOL: Karr High School, New Orleans ... Member of Times-Picayune Top 10 list in Louisiana ... In first year playing football, had 15 interceptions ... All-state selection in Class 3A for 14-1 squad that reached state finals ... Also named to all-district and all-metro teams ... Had 55 tackles (45 unassisted), two fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles, four pass breakups and one blocked kick ... Also saw action on offense ... Played in LHSCA all-star game ... Considered "top athlete in Louisiana" by Louisiana Recruiting Report ... Ranked No. 6 among strong safeties in southeast by Pigskin Preps and among top 15 strong safeties in southeast by National Recruiting Advisor ... Named to SuperPrep All-Dixie team ... Selected to Baton Rouge Advocate's "Second Dozen" of top prospects in Louisiana ... Listed 40th among recruits in Conference USA by Athlon ... Also an all-state selection in basketball ... Long jumper in track ... Coached by Don Wattigny.
PERSONAL: Noel R. Ellis ... Born Jan. 27, 1978 ... Son of Catalina E. Flores ... Major is social science with minor in education.
Ellis' Career Defensive Stats