|No. 38 Arizona Cardinals|
|Date of birth:||February 3, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Moncks Corner, South Carolina|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Moncks Corner (SC) Berkeley|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016|
Andre DeAngelo Ellington (born February 3, 1989) is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Clemson Tigers. He was considered one of the top prospects at his position in the 2013 NFL Draft. His cousin, Bruce Ellington, is a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver.
High school career
Ellington attended Berkeley High School. As a senior, he rushed for 1,822 yards and 24 touchdowns, and also added four other touchdowns (two receiving, two kickoff return). He accumulated 2,519 all-purpose yards as a senior. ESPN named him the #44 overall prospect and #6 running back.
Ellington also ran track and field for the Berkeley High School track team. He ran a personal-best time of 10.97 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2006 Taco Bell Classic Meet. He also recorded a time of 23.13 seconds in the 200 meters. He was also a member of the 4 × 100 m (42.94 s) relay squad.
After redshirting his true freshman season in 2008, Ellington had 546 total yards on 79 touches. He rushed for 72 yards on nine carries against Middle Tennessee.
As a sophomore, Ellington was named second-team All-ACC by Rivals.com. He rushed for 686 yards on 118 carries and 10 touchdowns. He caught 12 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Ellington had 140 yards in 22 carries and four catches for 48 yards against eventual national champion Auburn.
In the 2011 ACC Championship Game, he ran for 125 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries, as the Tigers beat the Virginia Tech Hokies, 38–10.
In his final season as a senior, Ellington rushed for 1,081 yards on 212 attempts (5.1 avg) while scoring 8 touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown. He earned first team all-conference honors. He finished his college career at fourth on Clemson's list of all-time rushers with 3,436 yards, just below former teammate C.J. Spiller, and finished third in rushing touchdowns with 33. Ellington graduated from Clemson in December 2012 with a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management.
NCAA collegiate career statistics
Ellington ran a 4.61 at the NFL Combine, considerably slower than many anticipated, as he had multiple runs of over twenty yards during his final year at Clemson. After being projected as a second or third round pick, he slid to the third day of the draft. He was selected in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Ellington was described by the Arizona Cardinals as a great pass protector and pass catcher.
Ellington scored his first career touchdown on a pass reception from Carson Palmer in week 2 of the 2013 season against the Detroit Lions. In week 8 of the 2013 season, Ellington rushed for 154 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, the highest rushing total for the week. He finished his rookie season with 652 rushing yards on 118 attempts (5.5 avg) and 3 TDs, and also caught 39 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown.
Ellington was placed on season ending injured reserve after week 14, having injured his hip. It was a very underwhelming sophomore season for Ellington, averaging only 3.3 yards per carry.
After the additions of running backs Chris Johnson and David Johnson, Ellington's role in the Arizona offense was reduced. Though, in his time on the field he was able to average an astonishing 6.4 yards per carry. In week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, Ellington rushed for the 48-yard game-winning touchdown. This was also the big play that produced the internet-famous dance performed by Drew Stanton, "The Stanton".
NFL career statistics
- Player Bio: Andre Ellington Archived May 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Atlantic Coast Conference Stats 2011". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- "Clemson rips No. 5 Virginia Tech to win ACC championship". ESPN.com. December 4, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
- "West Virginia routs Clemson in record-setting Orange Bowl". ESPN.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
- "Andre Ellington Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
- "Andre Ellington Career Stats". NFL.com. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Clemson Tigers bio
- Arizona Cardinals profile