Height: 5'9 / Weight: 199 / College: Clemson / Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC / DOB: February 3, 1989
Andre Ellington attended Berkeley (Moncks Corner, SC) High School where he was rated the sixth-best RB in the nation by ESPN.com. His cousin Bruce Ellington is a 49er and the pair grew up as neighbors playing backyard football in Moncks Corner. A Shrine Bowl participant, Ellington earned All-State honors after recording 1,822 rushing yards and 24 TDs as a senior and finished his 2007 campaign with 2,519 all-purpose yards.
The Cardinals second selection of the sixth round (187th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft, Ellington has appeared in 27 games (13 starts) in his first two NFL seasons. Missed the final four games of the '14 campaign when he was placed on injured reserve with a core muscle injury on 12/8/14.
With 1,023 yards from scrimmage as a rookie in 2013 and 1,055 yards in 2014, joined Ottis Anderson (1979-80) as the only players in franchise history to record 1,000+ yards from scrimmage in each of their first two NFL seasons. Despite playing with a split tendon in his foot and missing the final four games of the '14 campaign with a core muscle injury, was one of just six players in the NFL with at least 600 rushing yards and 350+ receiving yards on the season. Although he has played just 27 games in his career, Ellington is the only active player in the NFL with both a rushing and receiving TD of 80+ yards in their career. He is one of just six players in NFL history with an 80+ yard TD run and 80+ yard receiving TD in their first two NFL seasons. With 652 rushing yards on just 118 attempts in 2013, Ellington's 5.53 rushing average led all NFL players with a minimum of 100 rushing attempts. His 5.53 average was the highest total for a Cards RB (min. 100 attempts) in a season since John David Crow averaged 5.85 yards per attempt in 1960 (183 for 1,071). In Week 15 of the '13 season at Tennessee, posted 71 rushing yards on 10 attempts (7.1 avg.) and 87 receiving yards on four receptions (21.8 avg.). In doing so, he became just the ninth player in NFL history (dating back to at least 1960) to average 7.0 yards per rush attempt (min. 10 attempts) and 20.0 yards per reception (min. 4 receptions) in a game - and the only rookie.