|Date of birth:||April 22, 1947|
|Place of birth:||Woodbine, Georgia|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 4|
|Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
|Honors:||Packers Hall of Fame|
|Playing stats at|
Ellis's football career began at Ralph Johnson Bunche High School in Woodbine, Georgia. He was one of the best high school running backs in the state of Georgia. Ellis then[when?] attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Ellis was selected in the fourth round (93rd pick) in the 1970 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. As a professional, Ellis played cornerback and safety for nine seasons. Speedy and talented, Ellis was chosen to play in the 1973 and 1974 Pro Bowl games. In addition, he was voted All-Pro in 1972 and 1973. He played in Super Bowl XIV as a member of the Los Angeles Rams.
Ellis is now an associate pastor for Bethany World Prayer Center and a teacher at Bethany Christian School, both in Baker, Louisiana. He is also the team chaplain for the football programs of both Louisiana State University and his alma mater, Southern University.
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