Ellington with Clemson in 2011
No. 38 Arizona Cardinals
|Date of birth:February 3, 1989|
|Place of birth: Moncks Corner, South Carolina|
|High school: Moncks Corner (SC) Berkeley|
|NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187|
|Debuted in 2013 for the Arizona Cardinals|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2014
Andre Ellington (born February 3, 1989) is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Clemson Tigers. He was considered one of the top prospects at his position in the 2013 NFL Draft. His cousin, Bruce Ellington, is a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver.
High school career
Ellington attended Berkeley High School. As a senior, he rushed for 1,822 yards and 24 touchdowns, and also added four other touchdowns (two receiving, two kickoff return). He accumulated 2,519 all-purpose yards as a senior. ESPN named him the #44 overall prospect and #6 running back.
Ellington also ran track and field for the Berkeley High School track team. He ran a personal-best time of 10.97 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2006 Taco Bell Classic Meet. He also recorded a time of 23.13 seconds in the 200 meters. He was also a member of the 4x100m (42.94 s) relay squad.
As a sophomore, Ellington was named second-team All-ACC by Rivals.com. He rushed for 686 yards on 118 carries and 10 touchdowns. He caught 12 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Ellington had 140 yards in 22 carries and four catches for 48 yards against eventual national champion Auburn.
During his junior season, Ellington rushed for 1,178 yards on 223 attempts scoring 11 touchdowns. Additionally, he caught 22 passes for 109 yards. He earned second team all-conference honors.
In his final season as a senior, Ellington rushed for 1,081 yards on 212 attempts (5.1 avg) while scoring 8 touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown. He earned first team all-conference honors. He finished his college career at fourth on Clemson's list of all-time rushers with 3,436 yards, just below former teammate C.J. Spiller, and finished third in rushing touchdowns with 33.
Ellington ran a 4.61 at the NFL Combine, considerably slower than many anticipated, as he had multiple runs of over twenty yards during his final year at Clemson. After being projected as a second or third round pick, he slid to the third day of the draft. He was selected in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Ellington was described by the Arizona Cardinals as a great pass protector and pass catcher.
Ellington scored his first career touchdown on a pass reception from Carson Palmer in week 2 of the 2013 season against the Detroit Lions. In week 8 of the 2013 season, Ellington rushed for 154 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, the highest rushing total for the week. He finished his rookie season with 652 rushing yards on 118 attempts (5.5 avg) and 3 TDs, and also caught 39 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown.
- Player Bio: Andre Ellington
- "Atlantic Coast Conference Stats 2011". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- "Clemson rips No. 5 Virginia Tech to win ACC championship". ESPN.com. December 4, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
- "West Virginia routs Clemson in record-setting Orange Bowl". ESPN.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
- "Andre Ellington Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Clemson Tigers bio
- Arizona Cardinals profile