Ellis's football career began at Ralph Johnson Bunche High School in Woodbine, Georgia. He was one of the best high school running backs in the state of Georgia. Ellis then attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Ellis was selected in the fourth round (93rd pick) in the 1970 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. As a professional, Ellis played cornerback and safety for nine seasons. Speedy and talented, Ellis was chosen to play in the 1973 and 1974 Pro Bowl games. In addition, he was voted All-Pro in 1972 and 1973. He played in Super Bowl XIV as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. In 1998, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
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The 1970 Green Bay Packers season was their 52nd season overall and their 50th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–8 record earning them a third consecutive third-place finish in the four-team NFC Central division. It was the third and final season for Phil Bengtson as head coach; he resigned shortly after the season ended.1972 All-Pro Team
The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team, the Newspaper Enterprise Association All-Pro team and the Pro Football Writers Association, and Pro Football Weekly All-Pro teams in 1972. Both first- and second- teams are listed for the AP, NEA, and PFWA teams. These are the four All-Pro teams that are included in the Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League and compose the Consensus All-pro team for 1972.A Week of It
A Week of It is a New Zealand television series which ran from 1977 to 1979. A comedy sketch show, the series relied heavily on political satire, and as such was often written very shortly before it screened. Although it only ran for three years, the show was very popular, and launched the careers of many New Zealand entertainers, most notably David McPhail and Jon Gadsby.
The show was screened on South Pacific Television (later to become TV2), with the first episode airing on 4 July 1977, and was groundbreaking for New Zealand television. Despite satirical series lampooning current politics having run overseas for many years (notably the United Kingdom's That Was The Week That Was), they were a novelty in New Zealand, with only John Clarke's creation Fred Dagg having preceded A Week of It. The show's regular cast included McPhail (who also produced and wrote for the show), Gadsby, singer and comedian Annie Whittle, straight-man/introducer Ken Ellis, Chris McVeigh, and Peter Rowley. The show's main writers were A.K. Grant and McPhail, with other writing input coming from Ellis, Gadsby, McVeigh, and Peter Hawes. The show was directed by Tony Holden.
Much of the satire revolved around politicians of the time, with David McPhail regularly impersonating then-prime minister Sir Rob Muldoon, and Peter Rowley appearing as the Leader of the Opposition Bill Rowling. The show featured musical numbers as well, many of them performed by Gadsby and/or Whittle.
The first series of seven shows aired in mid 1977, with the bulk of the material written in a hectic 48-hour period before screening. Though South Pacific Television were initially not keen to extend the show to a second season, the intervention of the network's CEO Allan Martin saw a second and third series being made. The series won three awards at the 1978 New Zealand television award. The show popularised the catchphrase "Jeez, Wayne", still heard in New Zealand used as a reaction to another person's comments or actions to indicate disbelief.
McPhail and Gadsby later went on to create and star in their own eponymous series, McPhail and Gadsby.Air Enthusiast
Air Enthusiast was a British, bi-monthly, aviation magazine, published by the Key Publishing group. Initially begun in 1974 as Air Enthusiast Quarterly, the magazine was conceived as a historical adjunct to Air International magazine. Air International was (and still is) involved with current aviation topics and the Quarterly concerned itself with historical matters.
Each issue contained 80 pages; as a result certain articles were divided and each part appeared over a number of issues. Air Enthusiast was illustrated with colour and black-and-white photos, diagrams, profiles and three-view drawings. Earlier issues featured cutaway drawings, but these were dropped. The articles provided detail for varieties of aircraft and events.
The magazine was published by three publishing companies and changed editors once, with William Green and Gordon Swanborough as joint editors for 16 years and Ken Ellis as the current sole editor of 16 years also.The magazine ceased publishing with issue #131, September/October 2007.Bob Monnett
Robert C. Monnett (February 27, 1910 – August 2, 1978) was a professional American football player who played halfback for six seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1973.Charley Brock
Charles Jacob "Charley" Brock (March 15, 1916 – May 25, 1987) was an American football center and linebacker.Fate (Dr. Dog album)
Fate is the fifth album by Philadelphia indie rock band Dr. Dog. It was released on July 22, 2008. The album introduces some new studio elements to their established indie rock sound.FlyPast
FlyPast is an aircraft magazine, published monthly, edited by Chris Clifford and Steve Beebee.Gerry Ellis
Gerry Ellis (born November 12, 1957
in Columbia, Missouri) is a former professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers.Hank Bruder
Henry George "Hank" Bruder Jr. (November 22, 1907 – June 29, 1970) was an American football player in the National Football League. He played nine years with the Green Bay Packers from 1931 to 1939 and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1972. Bruder attended Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.He was part of the offensive line that blocked for Pro Football Hall of Fame back Johnny "Blood" McNally.Hank Gremminger
Charles Henry "Hank" Gremminger (September 1, 1933 – November 2, 2001) was an American football player, a defensive back in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played ten seasons for the Green Bay Packers (1956–1965) and one for the Los Angeles Rams in 1966.Ken Ellis (disambiguation)
Ken Ellis (born 1947) is a former American football Pro Bowl player.
Ken Ellis may also refer to:
Ken Ellis (footballer, born 1928) (1928–2003), English football winger with Chester and Wrexham
Ken Ellis (footballer, born 1948) (1948–1992), English football defender or forward with Hartlepool, Darlington and in BelgiumKen Ellis (footballer, born 1928)
Kenneth "Ken" Ellis (22 January 1928 – 25 July 2003) was a Welsh amateur footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Chester and Wrexham. He also played for Welsh club Flint Town United.Ken Ellis (footballer, born 1948)
Kenneth Ellis (29 May 1948 – 1992) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Hartlepool and Darlington. He also played in Belgium for Racing Jet and AS Oostende, and in English non-league football for Scarborough and Goole Town. He played as either defender or forward.List of Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl selections
The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are currently members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL. The team has had representatives to the Pro Bowl every year since 1950 except for nine seasons. Below is a list of the Pro Bowl selections for each season.Okanagan—Coquihalla
Okanagan—Coquihalla was a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that had been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2015.Richard Vissing
Richard Vissing (1919–1987) was mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He served five terms from 1964 to 1983 and was the first full-time mayor.
During his terms as mayor he was credited for helping revitalize the city and added parks to the city such as River City Park, now named Vissing Park in his honor. One of the notable accomplishments was the purchasing of original Jeffersonville's Ken Ellis Center (A Community Shelter) during the 1970s which was originally a tavern, in 2004 the original building was destroyed by a tornado.Top Gas
Top Gas (T/G) is a former NHRA drag racing professional class.
Analogous to Top Fuel, Top Gas was a pro class, and allowed dragsters (T/GD) as well as bodied cars.
Several noteworthy cars ran in Top Gas. One of the early streamliners, Scuderia, made her debut at the 1963 NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, California, recording a best pass of 8.83 seconds at 169.17 mph (272.25 km/h). At Arlington later that year, Scuderia set a Top Gas record (average of two passes) of 162.22 mph (261.07 km/h).Like Top Fuel, Top Gas dragsters experimented with twin engines, including Freight Train and the Motes & Peters digger. It also saw a number of streamliners, including Sidewinder III (in BB/GD) and Scuderia.Driver Ray Motes and owner R. C. Williams, based in Russell, Kansas, ran "one of the most successful Top Gas dragsters ever". Motes would win the Springnationals and the Top Gas national title in both 1970 and 1971. Williams, then owner of Freight Train (driven by Walt Rhodes), would win the 1971 Gatornationals.Late model cars were first allowed in the Gas classes in 1967.Other notable drivers who started or drove in Top Gas include Gordon Collett, Jim Bucher, Eddie Hill, and Jack Moss, while teams like Frakes and Funk, and Schultz and Jones, had many fans.The last-ever event was the 1971 NHRA Supernationals at Ontario California. It was won by Jim Bucher, whose twin-engined dragster redlighted, but was given the win after his opponent, Ken Ellis (in another twin-engined dragster), was disqualified.Top Gas was eliminated by NHRA in 1972.Whitey Woodin
Howard Lee "Whitey" Woodin (January 29, 1894 – February 7, 1974) was an American football player. He played with the Racine Legion and the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1973. After retiring from football, Woodin remained in Green Bay and worked for many years at Falls Power and Paper Company.
Members of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame