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|Date of birth||September 27, 1947|
|Place of birth||Woodbine, Georgia|
|NFL draft||1970 / Round: 4|
|1970–1975||Green Bay Packers|
|1979||Los Angeles Rams|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Honors||Packers Hall of Fame|
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. In 1998 he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
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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