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2015 NFL DRAFT

Andre Ellington, RB

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 199 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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LATEST NEWS
04/08/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Andre Ellington is convinced to attempt second 40-yard dash...A total of nine NFL teams were represented at Clemson Pro Day on March 7. They ran indoors on field-turf. Only one player held a workout. Andre Ellington RB (5-9 3/8, 194 pounds) - He was at the combine but pulled his hamstring there and was reluctant to run because he was afraid he might pull it again. He ran 4.71 on his first 40-yard attempt before coaches convinced him it was in his best interest to run at full speed in order to get a better look at him.

He ran 4.52 on his second attempt. Ellington did not jump or run the shuttles. He looked very good in the individual drills they put him through. He caught the ball extremely well. Ellington also caught punts, and they said he looked good. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/07/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Arguably the top senior running back in this draft class, Andre Ellington pulled up during his 40-yard dash (4.61) at the combine and is still nursing that hamstring, which kept him sidelined during the Tigers pro day. He plans on running for scouts on March 29. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/07/2013 - Twelve former Clemson football players will work out at the school's Pro Day on Thursday. Scouts from most of the NFL teams will be in attendance for the workouts that will be held at the Clemson Indoor Football Facility. The workouts are closed to the public, but will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com beginning at 9:30 AM. Click on the link to the left to view the broadcast.

All 12 of the players have their undergraduate degree from Clemson. The list of players who will participate includes Spencer Benton (PK), Xavier Brewer (DB), Jaron Brown (WR), Brandon Ford (TE), Dalton Freeman (C), Malliciah Goodman (DE), Rashard Hall (SAF), DeAndre Hopkins (WR), Carlton Lewis (SAF), Jonathan Meeks (DB), Jonathan Willard (LB) and Corico Wright (LB). Former Clemson running back Andre Ellington will have a separate workout at Clemson on March 29. He suffered an injury at the NFL Combine in February. - Clemson football

03/01/2013 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 7 - Arizona, Clemson...Clemson running back Andre Ellington injured his hamstring during the 40-yard dash at the combine and, as long as he's 100 percent, will need to perform better in drills on campus. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Workout warriors: Clemson's Andre Ellington (5-10, 197) and Oregon's Kenjon Barner (5-09, 188) lack Randle's size (6-0, 200) but are are expected to produce some of the fastest times of any player tested in Indianapolis this year. Neither plays with the physicality necessary to be a full-time starter but with so many clubs looking for speed backs as part of a committee, either could boost his cause as a potential top-100 pick with an eye-popping performance. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/10/2013 - The Senior Bowl added three players on Wednesday who ran for a combined 3,877 yards in the 2012 season to boost their career totals to a cumulative 12,643 rushing yards. The Senior Bowl confirmed that Clemson's Andre Ellington, Stanford's Stepfan Taylor and Michigan's Denard Robinson had accepted invitations to play in Mobile's annual all-star game on Jan. 26. Ellington and Taylor will come into the Senior Bowl at their collegiate position of running back, while Robinson, who played primarily quarterback in a record-setting career at Michigan, will be brought in to audition for the NFL as a wide receiver. He also could see some time at running back. - Mark Inabinett, Alabama Live

12/31/2012 - Scouting the Clemson running game: Andre Ellington makes the Tigers' ground game go. The senior first-team All-ACC selection posted a 1,000-yard season for a second consecutive year and remained healthy for an entire season for the first time since his freshman season. He'll certainly be challenged by an LSU run defense that ranks ninth nationally, but he has shown a knack for coming up big in televised games against big-name opponents. - The Sports Xchange

12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: RB-Andre Ellington, Clemson, 5-10, 190, Sr.-R, Moncks Corner, S.C. (21), has been selected First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team.

Ellington has 1031 rushing yards this season, second best in the ACC. It is his second career 1000-yard season as he had 1,178 last year. He is just the fourth player in Clemson history with two 1000-yard rushing seasons. He also has scored eight rushing touchdowns and has a 5.1 average per carry. - Clemosn football

11/30/2012 - 2012 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): RB-Andre Ellington, Clemson (77)...has been named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2012 college football season by the ACC Media Association. Ellington has 1031 rushing yards this season, second best in the ACC. It is his second career 1000-yard season as he had 1,178 last year. He is just the fourth player in Clemson history with two 1000-yard rushing seasons. He also has scored eight rushing touchdowns and has a 5.1 average per carry. - Clemson football

10/25/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Andre Ellington apparently loves to run on artificial surfaces, so he could be in for a big game at Wake Forest. Ellington has two 100-yard games this season, and both have come on an artificial surface. He also has been outstanding in road games in his career, with a higher yards per game and yards per carry average on the road than he has at home. - The Sports Xchange

10/22/2012 - No. 14 Clemson didn't need a dominant performance from its offense to dispatch Virginia Tech, 38-17, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers' defense had one of its best outings of the season, holding the Hokies to 128 second-half yards and their lowest point total of the season. And Clemson's potent spread offense, which finished with a season-low 295 yards, took advantage of great field position for much of the game. The Tigers (6-1, 3-1 in the ACC) tied a school record with their 11th consecutive home victory. They have beaten the Hokies (4-4, 2-2) three consecutive times in convincing fashion. Clemson forced four Virginia Tech turnovers and sacked quarterback Logan Thomas twice. The Tigers allowed the fewest points all season to a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, better than the 19 they yielded to Auburn in the opener. Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd got off the slow start, but he finished with 160 passing yards and three total touchdowns, two rushing. Clemson tailback Andre Ellington rushed for 96 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The offense is at full strength now that star receiver Sammy Watkins is back in the fold, and he underscored his importance to the team in his 2012 debut last week by averaging 19.8 yards every time he touched the ball. Running back Andre Ellington should be sufficiently rested after averaging just 14 carries the past two games and quarterback Tajh Boyd is completing passes at a 73.3 percent clip. The only questions heading into the Sept. 22 Florida State game are focused on the offensive line, where inexperience and injuries have loomed large in the Tigers' first three games. The positive news for Clemson is that tackle Gifford Timothy is back at full strength after a first-game injury, as are guards Tyler Shatley and David Beasley. - The Sports Xchange

09/08/2012 - Clemson made short work of visiting Ball State on Saturday, efficiently dispatching the visiting Cardinals with a 45-point first half en route to a 52-27 victory. Quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver DeAndre Hopkins struck early and often, combining for three touchdown passes in an eight-minute span of the second quarter as Clemson won its eighth consecutive home game. Playing before a crowd of 78,000 at Memorial Stadium, the 12th-ranked Tigers removed most of the drama from this one in quick fashion, scoring on seven of their eight first-half possessions. Andre Ellington staked Clemson (2-0) to a 13-0 lead with two short touchdown runs in the first quarter, but Ball State's Horactio Banks, who finished with 120 yards on only seven carries, scored on a 54-yard run to cut Clemson's lead to 13-7 heading into the second quarter. Then Boyd got hot, connecting with Hopkins on touchdown passes of 13, 34 and 15 yards on consecutive possessions as Clemson's lead swelled to 35-10. Roderick McDowell added a 27-yard scoring run and senior kicker Spencer Benton kicked a school and Atlantic Coast Conference-record 61-yard field goal on the final play of the half to cap the Tigers' onslaught and provide the Tigers with a 45-10 halftime cushion. Benton's kick broke by four yards the previous school record held jointly by Chris Gardocki, who kicked a 57-yard field goal against Appalachian State in 1990, and Obed Ariri, who had a 57-yarder against Wake Forest in 1977. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2012 - Senior running back Andre Ellington's 231 rushing yards against Auburn represented a career high and the fifth-best total in Clemson history. His previous best was 212 at Maryland last season. Ellington now has three consecutive games with at least 100 yards and 10 career 100-yard games, more than any other active ACC player. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2012 - KEEP AN EYE ON: The Clemson offense. Despite an inexperienced offensive line, the Tigers put up some impressive numbers against an Auburn defense that should rank as one of the better units in the Southeastern Conference. Clemson amassed 320 yards rushing and had 528 total yards, and even better numbers are possible the next two weeks with Ball State and Furman as the opponents. - The Sports Xchange

09/04/2012 - ACC: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS RISING: RB Andre Ellington, Clemson: Last year, Ellington decided put off the NFL and stay at Clemson for another season. Coach Dabo Swinney was never happier about that decision than Saturday night. Ellington ran for 231 yards on 26 carries against Auburn in the Georgia Dome. Ellington showcased the whole package. He ran with power and speed while displaying fantastic balance. He was a huge reason Clemson earned a hard-fought 26-19 win over Auburn, a win both Clemson and the ACC needed. You can see him next: Saturday vs. Ball State, 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3). - Sean Bielawski, CBSSports.com

09/04/2012 - WEEK 1 MAXWELL AWARD NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Maxwell Football Club has selected Clemson tailback Andre Ellington as the winner of the Club's Maxwell Award National Player of the Week in recognition of his outstanding performance in the Tigers 26-19 win over Auburn. Ellington a 5'9, 190-pound senior from Moncks Corner, SC, posted a dominating performance in the season opener when he rushed for 228 yards on 25 carries. He averaged 8.9 yards a touch and had a long run of 68 yards. Ellington's previous high was 212 at Maryland last year. His total broke two school records, as it was the most in school history in a season opener and the most by a Tiger against an SEC team. The record for an opener had stood since 1952. Overall, it was the fifth highest rushing total in Clemson history. - Orangeandwhite.com

09/04/2012 - WEEK 1 ACC OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Andre Ellington, Clemson, Sr., RB, 5-9, 195, Moncks Corner, S.C. Ellington gained 228 yards rushing in 25 carries to lead Clemson to a 26-19 victory over 25th ranked Auburn in the season opener in Atlanta. Ellington's total was the most in the nation this weekend, the most by a Clemson running back against an SEC team in history, and the most in a season opener. Ellington had 80 yards rushing in eight carries in the fourth quarter when he set up two scores with long runs. The 228 yards ranks as the fifth-best effort by an ACC back against a ranked opponent. Ellington was named the National Running Back of the Week by College Football Performers and is one of four candidates for the National Player of the Week by ESPN. Voting will take place during this week. - ACC football

09/01/2012 - Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards, DeAndre Hopkins set a school record with 13 receptions and No. 14 Clemson opened the season with 26-19 victory over Auburn on Saturday night. Playing before a 50-50 crowd at the Georgia Dome - basically halfway between the two campuses - Clemson shook off any hangover from last season's embarrassing 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl and showed plenty of offense against Auburn (0-1) even without star receiver Sammy Watkins, who was suspended for the first two games after an offseason drug arrest. The second half was a battle of field goals before Tajh Boyd lofted a 4-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins, who made a brilliant, twisting catch in the corner of the end zone with 9:17 remaining. Ellington broke off a couple of long runs to set up a chip-shot field goal with just over a minute remaining for the final margin. Auburn got the ball back one more time, but with only one timeout. The Southeastern Conference team didn't even get it across midfield, the game ending on a desperate heave by new quarterback Kiehl Frazier. The 5-foot-10 Ellington scooted around and through the Auburn defense on 26 carries, the longest of them resulting in a 68-yard gain. Hopkins finished with 119 yards receiver. Boyd did his part, too, completing 24 of 34 for 208 yards and carrying the ball 19 times for 58 yards. - AP Sports

07/27/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM (MEDIA): RB Andre Ellington, Clemson (53), has been selected Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football for the 2012 college football season by the ACC media. Ellington rushed for 1,178 yards and has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Doak Walker Award and Maxwell Award. TOP FOUR VOTING BY POSITION (OVERALL, NAME, TEAM, VOTES): Running Back: 1. Giovani Bernard, UNC, 60...2. Andre Ellington, CL, 53...3. Orwin Smith, GT, 11...4. Perry Jones, UVa, 8 - Clemson football

07/20/2012 - 2012 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Andre Ellington (Sr.), Clemson, has been selected to the Preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. - Doak Walker Award

07/09/2012 - 2012 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Andre Ellington, Clemson, RB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Maxwell Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season, given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. - The Maxwell Football Club

06/13/2012 - Top-five Clemson prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. RB Andre Ellington (5-10, 190)...One of four running backs to eclipse 1,000 yards in the ACC last season, Ellington (pictured above) currently ranks as the Tigers' top draft-eligible NFL prospect. He saw limited playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2009 behind CJ Spiller and was on-pace to be Clemson's leading rusher as a sophomore, but a toe injury sidelined him, making room for Jaime Harper to lead the team in rushing. Ellington was able to stay mostly healthy last year, recording five 100-yard rushing performances, including a career-best 212 yards on the ground at Maryland. He stays light on his feet with explosive lateral burst to avoid blockers in tight areas, showing much improved vision and patience to follow his blockers. However, he struggles to break tackles with his 190-pound frame and needs to continue to add bulk to hold up at the next level. If he can stay healthy as a senior, and that's a major if, Ellington will be one of the top senior backs in the 2013 draft class. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
LATEST NEWS
04/08/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Andre Ellington is convinced to attempt second 40-yard dash...A total of nine NFL teams were represented at Clemson Pro Day on March 7. They ran indoors on field-turf. Only one player held a workout. Andre Ellington RB (5-9 3/8, 194 pounds) - He was at the combine but pulled his hamstring there and was reluctant to run because he was afraid he might pull it again. He ran 4.71 on his first 40-yard attempt before coaches convinced him it was in his best interest to run at full speed in order to get a better look at him.

He ran 4.52 on his second attempt. Ellington did not jump or run the shuttles. He looked very good in the individual drills they put him through. He caught the ball extremely well. Ellington also caught punts, and they said he looked good. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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