Football


Jody Ellis
Jody Ellis
29

Hometown:
Evanston, Ill.

High School:
Evanston Township

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
07/19/1986

Experience:
3-3

updated 11/06


2006: Caught a 44-yard pass on a 3rd-and-28 to keep an eventual scoring drive alive against Ohio ... Caught his first touchdown of the season, a career-long 27-yard reception, against Indiana ... Grabbed two passes for 37 yards and a TD against the Hoosiers ... Caught two passes for 14 yards against Syracuse ... Caught two passes for 14 yards against Eastern Illinois.

2005: Moved to receiver from safety during fall training camp ... Played in six games, starting four, before breaking his collarbone in practice ... Recorded 15 catches for 156 yards, including a career-best seven receptions for 76 yards at Indiana ... Caught four passes for 52 yards and a career-long 18-yarder vs. Michigan State ... Scored his first career touchdown in the season opener against Rutgers ... Averaged 10.4 yards per catch.

2004: Redshirted.

High School: Named to the 2003 IHSA All-State team ... Earned All-State honors from the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Sun-Times ... Central Suburban South Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Recorded 115 career tackles, five interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... As a senior, he had 85 tackles and three picks ... Also caught 67 passes for 870 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Lettered in football and basketball ... High school coach was Tony Johnson.

Personal: Full name is Joseph Leo Ellis ... Goes by "Jody" ... Born July 19, 1986 ... The son of Keith and Mona Ellis ... Lists Deion Sanders as his favorite athlete.

Career Highs
Receptions: 7 at Indiana, 10/8/05
Yards: 76 at Indiana, 10/8/05
Long Reception: 44 vs. Ohio, 10/14/06
TD: 1, two times (last vs. Indiana, 10/7/06)

Ellis' Game-By-Game Offensive Statistics

GAME/YEAR G REC YDS TD LG
RUTGERS 31617
SAN JOSE STATE 112012
at California 0000
MICHIGAN STATE 452018
at Iowa 0000
at Indiana 776013
2005 Totals6151561 18
EASTERN ILLINOIS 21409
at Rutgers 112012
SYRACUSE 21408
IOWA 0000
at Michigan State 0000
INDIANA 237127
OHIO 144044
at Penn State 0000
at Wisconsin 0000
OHIO STATE 0000
PURDUE 0000
at Northwestern 0000
2006 Totals1281211 44
CAREER TOTALS1823277
(12.0 ypc,
21.3 ypg)
2 44
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