Greg Ellingson

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Greg Ellingson
No. 82 Ottawa Redblacks
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-30) December 30, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College: Florida International
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career CFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 84
Receiving yards: 1,229
Touchdowns: 6
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
Receptions: 104
Receiving yards: 1,462
Touchdowns: 24
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Greg Ellingson (born December 30, 1988) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Florida International. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans VooDoo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Storm, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was waived from the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 29, 2011.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the release of Tyler Shoemaker on May 22, 2012. He was subsequently released by the Bucs prior to playing in any regular season games.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Greg Ellingson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on May 30, 2013, in time for the 2013 CFL season. Ellingson led all receivers in the Tiger-Cats' second preseason game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with two catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown came on a 58 yard strike from quarterback Henry Burris in the second quarter. The Tiger-Cats won the game 52-0.

Ellingson made his CFL regular season debut on June 28 versus the Toronto Argonauts at the Rogers Centre, and finished second on the team with six catches for 120 yards. The Tiger-Cats lost the game 39-34.[1] Ellingson's first career CFL touchdown came on July 27, 2013, when he caught a 39 yard pass from Burris in the second quarter of a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He went on to lead the Ticats in catches (5) and yards (114) in the 32 - 20 loss.[2] Ellingson played in 12 consecutive games of the CFL season and was having an outstanding rookie campaign. He missed the final 6 games of the regular season with an injury, prior to his injury he was on pace for a 1200 yard season (66.6 yards per game). Ellingson appeared in all 3 of the Ti-Cats post-season games totaling 114 yards on 11 recpetions, one of which was for a touchdown. The Tiger-Cats lost in the 101st Grey Cup to the Roughriders.

His second season in the CFL was also cut short due to injury. Ellingson only managed to play in 7 of the 18 regular season games, and also missed out on the Tiger-Cats 2 playoff games. Ellingson managed to rack up 429 receiving yards on 32 catches.

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

Upon entering free agency, Ellingson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on February 11, 2015.[3]

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