Ken Ellis

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Ken Ellis
No. 48
Date of birth (1947-09-27) September 27, 1947 (age 68)
Place of birth Woodbine, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Cornerback
College Southern
NFL draft 1970 / Round: 4
Career history
As player
1970-1975 Green Bay Packers
1976 Houston Oilers
1976 Miami Dolphins
1977 Cleveland Browns
1979 Detroit Lions
1979 Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 2
Honors Packers Hall of Fame
Career stats

Kenneth Alfonzo Ellis (born September 27, 1947 in Woodbine, Georgia) is an athlete who played in the National Football League from 1970 to 1979.

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[citation needed]. 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. In 1998 he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.[1]

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.