Kevin Ellison (American football)


Kevin Ellison (American football)

Infobox CollegeFootballPlayer


name=Kevin Ellison
|width=
caption=
school=USC Trojans
currentnumber=4
currentposition=Safety
class=Junior
major=Social science economics major
birthdate=birth date and age|1987|1|8
birthplace=Inglewood, California
heightft=6
heightin=1
weight=220
highlights=
* All-Pac-10 honorable mention (2006)
* The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman first team (2005)
bowlgames=
* 2005 Rose Bowl
* 2006 Rose Bowl
* 2007 Rose Bowl
highschool=Redondo Union High School,
Redondo Beach, California
pastschools=
* USC Trojans (2005-present)
espn=168857

Kevin Ellison (born January 8, 1987 in Inglewood, California) is an American football safety for the USC Trojans. He is considered one of the best safeties available for the 2009 NFL Draft. [ [http://walterfootball.com/draft2009S.php Walterfootball.com] ]

Early years

Ellison attended Redondo Union High School, where he stared as a running back and linebacker. He achieved many honors and awards including "Los Angeles Times" All-South Bay/Westside Player of the Year, South Bay "Daily Breeze" All-Area Player of the Year, All-Bay League MVP, and many others. He finished his high school career with a school record 3,718 rushing yards on 578 carries and 297 tackles.

College career

Ellison graduated a semester early from high school and enrolled at USC in the spring of 2005. During his freshman season he spent most of his time as a back up safety and on special teams, and was selected to "The Sporting News" Pac-10 All-Freshman first team. In 2006 he became the team's starting strong safety, finishing with 64 tackles, one interception, and 1.5 sacks. He made the 2006 Collegefootballnews.com Sophomore All-American second team and was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention. In 2007 Ellison started all 13 games, finishing with 38 tackles, two interceptions, and two sacks.

Personal

Buffalo Bills linebacker Keith Ellison is Kevin's brother. Another brother, Chris, played for BYU in 1997 and 1998. [ [http://www.buffalobills.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=122674 Keith Ellison Buffalo Bills Official Bio] ]

References

External links

* [http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ellison_kevin00.html USC Trojans Official Bio]


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