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Greg Ellis Sacks Eli Manning
Greg Ellis Sacks Eli Manning
Published: 2008/12/15
Channel: Randy Bonk
Greg Ellis - Gods Plan After Football
Greg Ellis - Gods Plan After Football
Published: 2013/05/14
Channel: TheTruthPromoter
Cowboys officially cut Greg Ellis
Cowboys officially cut Greg Ellis
Published: 2009/06/02
Channel: thedallascowboyshow
NFL
NFL's Greg Ellis: Back Off Jerry Jones, He's Right About Greg Hardy | TMZ Sports
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: TMZSports
UNC Football: Greg Ellis turns movie producer on
UNC Football: Greg Ellis turns movie producer on 'Carter High'
Published: 2015/07/30
Channel: UNCTarHeelsAthletics
"The Greg Ellis Show" Premieres August 17th on Your Now Network
"The Greg Ellis Show" Premieres August 17th on Your Now Network
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: biggmike19
Greg Ellis W/ Babe Laufenberg on the Score Jan 07
Greg Ellis W/ Babe Laufenberg on the Score Jan 07
Published: 2014/07/17
Channel: Timmy Johnson
Best Plays of 1999 NFL Season
Best Plays of 1999 NFL Season
Published: 2015/03/01
Channel: denveral30
2008 Cowboys Highlights
2008 Cowboys Highlights
Published: 2008/12/24
Channel: DallasCowboysStar
Carter High Trailer
Carter High Trailer
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: sweetchariotprod
The Greg Ellis
The Greg Ellis
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Michael Brown
God 1st with Host Former NFL All-Pro Greg Ellis
God 1st with Host Former NFL All-Pro Greg Ellis
Published: 2015/07/09
Channel: Your Now Network
REEBOK "JOIN THE MIGRATION"
REEBOK "JOIN THE MIGRATION"
Published: 2008/07/23
Channel: vhklholdings
Greg Amsler
Greg Amsler
Published: 2010/01/23
Channel: volswaff
Greg Ellis new Gordon Lee High School football coach for Trojans
Greg Ellis new Gordon Lee High School football coach for Trojans
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: chattanooga times free press
NFL Pick Six
NFL Pick Six's (1999-2015)
Published: 2015/10/03
Channel: tristanu58
Carter High Official Commercial
Carter High Official Commercial
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: sweetchariotprod
Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis working on a movie.
Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis working on a movie.
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: ktbbam600
Maurice Jones-Drew Heads Home
Maurice Jones-Drew Heads Home
Published: 2009/12/17
Channel: NFL Players Association
Greg Ellis - Former NFL Pro Bowler - Play Now Enterprise
Greg Ellis - Former NFL Pro Bowler - Play Now Enterprise
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: TheTruthPromoter
Cowboys Linebacker Greg Ellis
Cowboys Linebacker Greg Ellis
Published: 2007/09/16
Channel: dallassportsdude
Greg Ellis talks about the movie Carter High
Greg Ellis talks about the movie Carter High
Published: 2015/10/28
Channel: Clarence Hill
Greg Ellis Discusses Transition from NFL to Film Production
Greg Ellis Discusses Transition from NFL to Film Production
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: NABJ Headquarters
Greg Ellis on Carter High movie
Greg Ellis on Carter High movie
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
DISCOMFORT=GROWTH
DISCOMFORT=GROWTH
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: FAITH TV
Jets Football Player, Shaun Ellis, throws Gigantic Snowball at Pesty Seahawks Fan
Jets Football Player, Shaun Ellis, throws Gigantic Snowball at Pesty Seahawks Fan
Published: 2008/12/22
Channel: SadSatine83
Al singleton picks Kerry Collins for Six at NYG 2003
Al singleton picks Kerry Collins for Six at NYG 2003
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Timmy Johnson
Dallas Cowboys Greg Ellis
Dallas Cowboys Greg Ellis
Published: 2012/04/06
Channel: Junior Soultrane
Greg Ellis for Senate!!
Greg Ellis for Senate!!
Published: 2008/05/24
Channel: swaggajee
Greg Ellis
Greg Ellis
Published: 2016/01/20
Channel: SteveCuesta
Will Greg Ellis Return to Dallas in 2010?
Will Greg Ellis Return to Dallas in 2010?
Published: 2010/03/16
Channel: thedallascowboyshow
Ellis, Ware lead Dallas defense to win vs Philadelphia 9/15/08
Ellis, Ware lead Dallas defense to win vs Philadelphia 9/15/08
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Timmy Johnson
Greg Ellis on Thunder Sports Network
Greg Ellis on Thunder Sports Network
Published: 2012/02/28
Channel: ThunderSportsNetwork
Everlast Productions Greg Ellis on Doocy
Everlast Productions Greg Ellis on Doocy
Published: 2009/02/12
Channel: EverlastTexas
DJ LC - News 8 Daybreak 09-05-14 (NFL Kick-Off)
DJ LC - News 8 Daybreak 09-05-14 (NFL Kick-Off)
Published: 2014/09/07
Channel: DJLCLamontCarlis
Former Cowboy Greg Ellis in Tyler for new movie Carter High
Former Cowboy Greg Ellis in Tyler for new movie Carter High
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: ETFinalScore
Greg Ellis at the Monday Night Football Game
Greg Ellis at the Monday Night Football Game
Published: 2008/09/17
Channel: carbs01
Greg Ellis "game winning" sack
Greg Ellis "game winning" sack
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: m4urin
Greg Ellis remembers Max Morgan
Greg Ellis remembers Max Morgan
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
Greg Ellis Interview: Thunder Sports Network
Greg Ellis Interview: Thunder Sports Network
Published: 2008/06/13
Channel: RhiscFactor
Dallas Cowboys Release Greg Ellis
Dallas Cowboys Release Greg Ellis
Published: 2009/06/04
Channel: southofheaven88
Field Rush - Prospect vs Rolling Meadows Victory
Field Rush - Prospect vs Rolling Meadows Victory
Published: 2011/10/15
Channel: ferrariguru
Greg Ellis Orders.
Greg Ellis Orders.
Published: 2016/01/08
Channel: SteveCuesta
Greg Ellis Talks Carter High and Dallas Cowboys
Greg Ellis Talks Carter High and Dallas Cowboys
Published: 2015/08/08
Channel: NABJ Headquarters
alex smith blocking
alex smith blocking
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: The49erfaithful209
Greg Ellis - Rules, Tools, And Preparation
Greg Ellis - Rules, Tools, And Preparation
Published: 2013/09/07
Channel: TheTruthPromoter
7-26-15 - Are We Good Neighbors (Greg Ellis)
7-26-15 - Are We Good Neighbors (Greg Ellis)
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: St. Paul United Methodist Church of Hellertown
ASMA Press (Channel 4 - Ellis)
ASMA Press (Channel 4 - Ellis)
Published: 2010/03/15
Channel: martingraul
Pastor Ron Lewis Conversation with Greg Ellis
Pastor Ron Lewis Conversation with Greg Ellis
Published: 2014/12/15
Channel: Ron Lewis
Dallas Cowboys Greg Ellis Debate
Dallas Cowboys Greg Ellis Debate
Published: 2009/05/23
Channel: southofheaven88
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Greg Ellis
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Ellis in 2008
No. 98, 57
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-08-14) August 14, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth: Wendell, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: East Wake High School
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 394
Quarterback sacks: 84.0
Interceptions: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Gregory Lemont Ellis (born August 14, 1975) is a former football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football for the University of North Carolina, and was recognized as an All-American. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and also played a season for the Oakland Raiders.

Early years[edit]

Ellis was born in Wendell, North Carolina. He attended East Wake High School in Wendell. An all-state selection as a tight end and defensive end, he intercepted five passes and returned all of them for touchdowns. He also blocked four punts and returned two of them for scores. An outstanding basketball player, Ellis was selected to play in the North Carolina East/West Shrine Game. The Raleigh News and Observer voted him the Male High School Athlete of the Year in 1993.

College career[edit]

Ellis attended the University of North Carolina, and played for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team from 1994 to 1997. As a back-up defensive end during his redshirt freshman year, he ranked second on the team with four sacks. In 1995, he became the first UNC sophomore to be named first-team All-ACC since Reuben Davis in 1985. Ellis was also named honorable mention All-American by UPI, while recording 71 tackles and seven sacks. As a junior, Ellis was named second-team All-American by The Sporting News and was a first-team All-ACC selection after closing the season with 62 tackles, a school-record 38 quarterback pressures and 12.5 sacks—the second most sacks in Tar Heels history, behind Lawrence Taylor's 16 in 1979.

As a senior in 1997, he earned consensus first-team All-America honors, was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and an All-ACC selection for the third straight season after collecting 87 tackles, nine sacks and 32 quarterback pressures. Ellis received his degree in communications studies at UNC, where he was also a member of the junior varsity basketball team as a sophomore. He graduated from UNC as the school's all-time sack leader.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Ellis with Drew Bledsoe in a 2006 game.

Ellis was drafted with the 8th pick of first round in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, a selection which caused a great stir among Dallas Cowboys fans who were disappointed that the team passed on the opportunity to take Randy Moss. Although rumored to be the destination where Moss would end up, Dallas opted to take a player in Ellis who did not possess the character issues that Moss did.

He became a starter at defensive end for Dallas immediately and started 155 of 162 games during his Cowboy career from 1998-2008. For the first eight years he spent a similar amount of time as the starting right end as he did the starting left end. In 2006, he was moved to outside linebacker as Bill Parcells implemented his 3-4 defense. Ellis started 35 games and made 38 total appearances at outside linebacker from 2006-2008.

During his tenure in Dallas he totaled 77 quarterback sacks, 377 tackles, 20 forced fumbles nine fumble recoveries and four interceptions. He scored two touchdowns, both in 1999, one coming on an 87-yard interception return and the other on a 98-yard return of a fumble recovery.

Ellis's top season in quarterback sacks was 2007 when he tallied 12.5 sacks in only 13 games. Other top sack seasons were 2004 (9.0), 2003 and 2004 (8.0 each) and 1999 and 2002 (7.5 each). In 2007 Ellis was selected for the NFC Pro Bowl roster and was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year, acknowledging his return from a season-ending Achilles tendon suffered during the 2006 campaign.

The Cowboys decided to release Ellis on June 2, 2009, saving $4.15 million in cap space.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Ellis agreed on a 3-year contract for $10 million with the Oakland Raiders on June 15, 2009. In Oakland, Ellis returned to the position of defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. Ellis joined a Raiders line that would also include former Patriot and all-pro Richard Seymour.

Ellis started all 14 games he appeared in for the Raiders in 2009 at right defensive end. He amassed seven quarterback sacks, 26 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was released on March 8, 2010.

NFL[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR
1998 DAL 16 36 25 11 3.0 1 1
1999 DAL 13 42 34 8 7.5 2 1
2000 DAL 16 52 39 13 3.0 0 2
2001 DAL 16 60 45 15 6.0 3 2
2002 DAL 15 66 49 17 7.5 2 0
2003 DAL 16 48 33 15 8.0 4 0
2004 DAL 16 59 44 15 9.0 1 0
2005 DAL 16 35 25 10 8.0 2 2
2006 DAL 9 31 24 7 4.5 3 0
2007 DAL 13 31 24 7 12.5 3 0
2008 DAL 16 36 25 11 8.0 0 1
2009 OAK 14 29 25 4 7.0 2 1
Career 176 525 392 133 84.0 23 10

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries

Personal[edit]

While attending East Wake High School, he met his wife, Katrina Holden. They have three children together: Tyann, Geremiah and Taliah .

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Ellis Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

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