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Chris Ellis
OLB #93
Height:
6-4
Weight:
261
College:
Virginia Tech
Hometown:
Hampton, VA
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 15 13 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 BUF 5 5 3 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 3 5 2 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 7 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 BUF 5 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2009 BUF 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 BUF 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 BUF 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO: Selected 72nd overall, becoming only the sixth player drafted from Virginia Tech in team history… joins former Bill Bruce Smith (1985) as the only other Hokie defensive end drafted by Buffalo.

PRO: Selected 72nd overall, becoming only the sixth player drafted from Virginia Tech in team history… joins former Bill Bruce Smith (1985) as the only other Hokie defensive end drafted by Buffalo.

 

2009: 

  • Inactive for first seven games
  • Vs. HOU (11/1) appeared in his first game of the season and recorded one tackle on defense and a special teams stop. 
  • At TEN (11/15), inactive. 
  • At JAX (11/22), played primarily on special teams.
  • Vs. MIA (11/9), vs. NYJ (12/3), at KC (12/13), vs. NE (12/20) and at ATL (12/27) inactive. 
  • Vs. IND (1/3), credited with one quarterback hit.

 

2008:

  • Was active and saw action for the first time on special teams vs. S.D. (10/19)
  • Recorded season-high three tackles at N.E. (11/9)
  • Placed on injured reserve 12/6

 

COLLEGE: Started 35 of 52 games played… closed out his career with 165 tackles (73 solo) and 82 quarterback pressures. … In 2007, All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection… started all 14 games, helping the team rank third in the nation in scoring defense (16.07 ppg), fourth in total defense (296.93 ypg) and fifth in rush defense (86.64 ypg)… set a career-high with 53 tackles (25 solo) and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 38 QB pressures… nine stops for losses of 51 yards ranked fourth. … In 2006, started 12 games, posting 38 tackles (18 solo) with a team-high 4.5 sacks … ranked second on the squad with 8.5 stops for losses of 46 yards and 16 QB pressures… helped the team lead the nation in total defense (219.46 ypg), scoring defense (11.0 ppg) and pass defense (128.23 ypg) … In 2005, started nine of 13 games… part of a unit that led the nation in total defense (247.62 ypg), second in scoring defense (12.92 ppg), third in pass defense (154.23 ypg) and eighth in rush defense (93.38 ypg)… 41 tackles (15 solo) ranked seventh on the team and six sacks for minus 33 yards ranked second. … in 2004, Third-Team Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News… played in 13 games as a reserve defensive end, posting 33 tackles (15 solo)… winner of the George Preas Award as the Most valuable Defensive Player in the spring. … Graduated with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management

 

PERSONAL: Born into a military family and spent the first three months of his life in Hawaii before moving to Hampton, VA … played for head coach Tracy Parker at Bethel (Hampton, VA) High School… member of the Super Prep’s Elite 100 list following senior campaign… led team with 50 tackles, seven for loss and 10 sacks as a defensive end/outside linebacker… named All-American by Super Prep and Prep Star and received VHSCA All-Eastern Regional honorable mention as a defensive end in 2002… selected as a first-team Newport News Daily Press All-Star, adding first-team Peninsula District accolades… ranked 13th best defensive end in the country and third-best prospect in Virginia by Super Prep… rated the 21st best defensive end in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com.

 

COMMUNITY: In 2008, Chris participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario.  Each month, Chris and all first year players did one community appearance as a group.  During the 2008 season the Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center to serve Thanksgiving Dinner and hosted the Annual Bills Holiday Party for children at Ralph Wilson Stadium to approximately 300 children and families. 

 

Chris has also made a donation to his alma mater, Bethel High School in Virginia.  His donation allows funding for new textbooks, school supplies and sports programs.

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