Sedrick Ellis

Sedrick Dwayne Ellis (born July 9, 1985) is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), and earned unanimous All-American honors. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints seventh overall in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Sedrick Ellis
Sedrick Ellis
Ellis in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 98
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:July 9, 1985 (age 33)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:307 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school:Chino (CA)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:173
Sacks:12.5
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Ellis was born in Chino, California. Ellis prepped at Chino High School. He was involved with teams that went to back to back CIF title games 2000, 2001. Ellis, along with teammate Chris McFoy, who was on these Chino teams, played in the NFL. While in high school Ellis played defensive tackle and fullback in goal line situations.

College career

Ellis attended the University of Southern California, where he played for coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2003 to 2007. As an underclassman, he learned under All-American Mike Patterson[1] Ellis finished his redshirt junior season at USC during the 2006 season. He was first team coaches and Rivals.com All-Pac-10 conference, first-team College Football News All-American and won the Morris Trophy. Ellis was a major force in USC's victory over then-No. 3 Michigan in the 2007 Rose Bowl, recording a season-high seven tackles, a sack and a pass deflection. Following the performance, Ellis considered making the jump to the NFL in the 2007 NFL Draft but decided to come back for his senior season and would go pro in 2008; part of his decision to stay was tied to classmate and highly touted defensive lineman Lawrence Jackson.

Bench pressing more than 500 pounds, he was the strongest player on the Trojans roster and was named one of the "Pac-10's Top 10 Players" by Sports Illustrated going into the 2007 season.[2] At the end of the 2007 season, Ellis was voted the Pacific-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year by league coaches, and was selected to the all-conference first team.[3]

Ellis was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News, SI.com, Rivals.com.[4][5]

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Ellis on the sidelines while playing for Southern California

Although Ellis was the strongest person on the 2007 Trojans and only the third player under Pete Carroll's Trojan tenure to lift over 500 lb (230 kg), he had only started lifting weights since he was 15 (10 years as of 2010) because his father would not allow him to lift at a younger age.[6] In addition to benching a team-best 510 lb (230 kg), at the 2007 spring pro day Ellis hoisted 225 lb 42 times.[1] Because of his strength, the Trojans had to purchase a set of 200-pound dumbbells for their weight room just to accommodate him (the previous high were 160s); Ellis would do sets of eight reps on the incline bench with the 200s.[7]

Career statistics

Year Team GP GS TT Solo Ast TFL Sack PD INT FF FR Hurr BK TD
2003 USC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 USC 11 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2005 USC 13 13 50 28 22 8 3 0 1 1 6 0 0
2006 USC 10 10 34 17 17 8 3 0 0 2 7 1 0
2007 USC 14 13 58 29 29 12½ 7 0 1 2 9 0 0
Career 48 36 144 74 70 28½ 17½ 13 0 2 5 24 1 0

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 12 in
(1.84 m)
305 lb
(138 kg)
5.05 s 1.84 s 3.07 s 4.74 s 7.79 s 32 12 in
(0.83 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
36 reps
Weight, Vertical, and Bench from USC Pro Day. All others from NFL Combine.[8]

Bench Press: 440 lb (200 kg); Squat: 560 lb (250 kg)[8]

New Orleans Saints

Ellis was drafted by the New Orleans Saints seventh overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Saints original draft spot was 10th, but they traded up with the New England Patriots. The teams swapped first round picks, the Saints gave up their third round selection (78th) and the Pats gave back their fifth round selection (164th).[9] The Patriots used the tenth pick to select linebacker Jerod Mayo.

Initially, New Orleans attempted to trade up for LSU DT Glenn Dorsey, whom they had valued higher than Ellis. They had purportedly offered a deal to the Kansas City Chiefs which included their first- and second-round picks and their first-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft[10] but the Chiefs decided to draft Dorsey instead.

In New Orleans, Ellis was reunited with Saints defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who was his assistant coach at USC for his freshman year and responsible for recruiting him. Extended negotiations over contract details, not uncommon with high draft picks, led the defensive tackle to miss six days and 12 practices of training camp until a contract was agreed to on July 29. His initial five-year contract is worth a maximum value of $49 million, with $19.5 million in guarantees; however portions are based on hard-to-reach incentives that may bring the realized value of the agreement lower.[11]

2008 season

Ellis started and played 13 regular season games in his rookie season for the Saints, who finished 8-8. Sedrick recorded 30 tackles (20 solo) and 4 sacks.

2009 season

Ellis started and played 10 regular season games in his second season with the Saints, who finished 13-3 and went on to win Super Bowl XLIV. He recorded 34 tackles (26 solo) and 2 sacks in the regular season. Ellis started at Defensive Tackle for the Saints in the Super Bowl, recording three tackles.

2010 season

Ellis started and played in all 16 regular season games for the Saints for the first time in his NFL career, recording 44 tackles (30 solo), which marked a career high. Ellis also led all Saints defenders with 6 sacks on the year. New Orleans finished 11-5, good for 2nd place in the NFC South. Ellis started at defensive tackle in the Saints' Wild Card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, recording 3 total tackles.

2011 season

Ellis started all but one game during the Saints 13-3 run in 2011 that resulted in another NFC South title. He had 32 tackles (including playoffs) and four passes defended.

2012 season

Ellis started and played in all 16 regular season games, recording 36 tackles (23 solo).

Chicago Bears

On June 11, 2013, Ellis signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears,[12] a team that had a top five defense in yards and point-per-game allowed the year prior.

On July 25, 2013, Ellis did not report to training camp and advised the Bears of his intention to retire from the NFL.[13]

NFL statistics

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2008 NO 13 30 20 10 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2009 NO 10 34 26 8 2.0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 2
2010 NO 16 44 30 14 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2011 NO 15 29 9 20 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2012 NO 16 36 13 23 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 70 173 98 75 12.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

[14]

References

  1. ^ a b Bud Withers, USC's Ellis will be dominating presence, Seattle Times, September 26, 2007.
  2. ^ Pac-10's Top 10 Players: 4 Sedrick Ellis, DT, Sr. | USC, SI.com, Accessed August 21, 2007.
  3. ^ Pac-10 Football Awards and All-Conference Team Announced Archived 2009-02-12 at the Wayback Machine, Pacific 10 Conference, December 3, 2007.
  4. ^ Ralph D. Russo, McFadden, Tebow Lead AP All-America Team, Associated Press, December 11, 2007. Archived December 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ SI.com's All-Americas, SI.com, December 11, 2007.
  6. ^ Mark Saxon, Ellis a monster in the middle of USC defense Archived 2013-02-05 at Archive.today, The Orange County Register, August 18, 2007.
  7. ^ Bruce Feldman, Trojans' defense respects but doesn't fear Illini attack, ESPN the Magazine, December 31, 2007.
  8. ^ a b Kansas City Star.com
  9. ^ Triplett, Mike (April 26, 2008). "Saints trade up, draft Ellis". The Times-Piscayune Greater New Orleans. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  10. ^ 2theadvocate.com | Sheldon Mickles | Mickles: Orgeron reunited with Ellis — Baton Rouge, LA
  11. ^ Mike Triplett, Saints, Ellis agree to five-year deal, The Times-Picayune, July 29, 2008, Accessed July 31, 2008.
  12. ^ "Bears add DT Sedrick Ellis". ESPN. June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  13. ^ Associated Press (2013-07-25). "Bears sign Anderson with Ellis retiring". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  14. ^ "Sedrick Ellis Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 April 2014.

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The regular season ended with three one-loss teams in BCS contention: Oklahoma, LSU and USC. USC ended the regular season ranked #1 and LSU #2 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. USC lost one triple-overtime game at California, which finished 8–6; LSU had a 12-point home loss against a Florida team that went 8–5; Oklahoma, which had been ranked #1 for most of the season, fell to #3 after suffering a 35–7 defeat in the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game to Kansas State, which finished 11–4. Controversy erupted when the BCS computers selected Oklahoma–LSU as the BCS title game. During the bowl games, USC had a convincing 28–14 win over #4 Michigan in the Rose Bowl while LSU beat Oklahoma 21–14 in the Sugar Bowl (designated the BCS title game). USC remained #1 in the final AP Poll with 48 of the 65 votes, and LSU was ranked, by contractual obligation, #1 in the final Coaches' Poll, though three coaches did not follow instructions and voted USC #1 in that poll as well.

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The previous year's team had played for the national championship, however, with many starters gone, including two Heisman Trophy-winners, there were doubts the team could repeat the success. With a highly ranked recruiting class, however, the Trojans were ranked in the top-5 in many pre-season polls. USC's 13-9 loss to rival UCLA snapped its NCAA-record streak of 63 consecutive 20-point games, and eliminated their hopes of playing in the BCS National Championship game. The team finished the regular season with a 10–2 record and were invited to the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) to play at the 2007 Rose Bowl, where they beat the Michigan Wolverines. With a final record of 11–2, they finished the season ranked fourth in both the Associated Press (AP) and Coaches Polls. Following the season, a number of players won national awards, while five players left the team as they were selected in the 2007 National Football League (NFL) Draft.

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Sedrick

Sedrick is a given name. Notable people with the given name include:

Sedrick Curry (born 1976), American football player

Sedrick Ellis (born 1985), American football player

Sedrick Hodge (born 1978), American football player

Sedrick Huckaby (born 1975), American artist

Sedrick Irvin (born 1978), American football player

Sedrick Shaw (born 1973), American football player

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