Gary Ellerson

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Gary Ellerson
No. 42
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-07-17) July 17, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: Albany, Georgia
Career information
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 7 / Pick: 182
Debuted in 1985
Last played in 1987
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards 169-688
Receptions-yards 19-193
Touchdowns 9
Stats at

Gary Tobius Ellerson[1] (born July 17, 1963, in Albany, Georgia,[2]) is a former American football player with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.[3] He currently works as a sports-talk radio host on WSSP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as part of The Big Show with Josh Vernier and Steve Fifer.[4]

Ellerson started his pro-career as a running back in 1984 with the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League, where he was a teammate of Reggie White. He re-entered the NFL Draft in 1985 and was taken in the 7th round by the Packers. He spent the 1985 and 1986 seasons in Green Bay[5] before being released during training camp of the 1987 season. He then signed with the Lions a short time later.[6] Ellerson played in only 8 games with the Lions in 1987, before a knee injury effectively ended his career.[7]

Ellerson starts each show with his signature phrase "What's Crackin' Milwaukee?"

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  1. ^ "Gary Ellerson". Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Gary Ellerson". Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Gary Ellerson". Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  4. ^ "The Big Show". Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Green Bay Numbers 1925-2008". December 23, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Detroit Lions All-Rime Player Roster". Retrieved 2009-04-02. [dead link]
  7. ^ Seth Emerson (April 28, 2003). "A Tornado touches back down Gary Ellerson has been through a lot since leaving Albany for good over two decades ago.". The Albany Herald. Retrieved 2009-04-02.