Ellington named ACC Off Back of the Week


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OFFENSIVE BACK – Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

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, Clemson, Sr., RB, 5-9, 195, Moncks Corner, S.C.
Ellington gained 228 yards rushing in 25 carries to lead Clemson to a 26-19 victory over 25th ranked Auburn in the season opener in Atlanta. Ellington’s total was the most in the nation this weekend, the most by a Clemson running back against an SEC team in history, and the most in a season opener. Ellington had 80 yards rushing in eight carries in the fourth quarter when he set up two scores with long runs. The 228 yards ranks as the fifth-best effort by an ACC back against a ranked opponent. Ellington was named the National Running Back of the Week by College Football Performers and is one of four candidates for the National Player of the Week by ESPN. Voting will take place during this week.

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