RB Ellington to be Rocking and Rolling

by - 2011-07-05 12:09:22.0
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Pos: RB   Height: 5-10   Weight: 195   Hometown: Moncks Corner, SC (Berkeley HS)  
Years Played: 2008 - 2012

According to Blue Ribbon via ESPN:

Redshirt junior Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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(5-11, 190) lacks C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
Running Back
#28 5-11, 195
Lake Butler, FL

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's top-end speed, but you won't get much argument around the program for which is the better ball carrier, especially at comparable stages in their careers.

Ellington proved just as prolific, if not explosive, rushing for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games before suffering basically a season-ending foot injury.

Clemson waited a month before Ellington had surgery to repair a torn toe ligament, and he wasn't to be cleared to return to football until fall practice. While the prognosis is for Ellington to regain his full capabilities, only time will tell.

But no one stands to thrive more in Morris' misdirection system than the shifty Ellington, who excels as a zone-blocking runner because of his vision, decisiveness and burst through the tiniest of seams. "He's going to be rocking and rolling," Swinney said.

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