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• Clemson has a 42-11 record and four top-25 final rankings in his four years on staff. He has also coached a 1,000-yard rusher three times.

• Named co-offensive coordinator prior to the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl.

• Named one of the top-50 recruiters in the nation in 2013 by 247Sports.com.

• Coached All-ACC running back Roderick McDowell in 2013. He had 1,025 rushing yards and 29 receptions.

• Coached First-Team All-ACC running back Andre Ellington in 2012. Ellington became just the third running back in school history with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

• A big reason Clemson won the 2011 ACC Championship for the first time in 20 years.

• Has played on and coached Clemson teams that have been in the final AP top 25. He played on the 2003 team that finished No. 23 and coached running backs in 2011 when the Tigers finished No. 22. Clemson also finished No. 9 in 2012, No. 7 in 2013 and No. 15 in 2014.

• His 2011 running backs helped the Tigers set many school records. Ellington was a Second-Team All-ACC selection who totaled 1,178 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

• Spent three years (2008-10) as wide receivers coach at Furman and two seasons (2006,07) at SC State.

• In 2008, he coached All-SoCon performer Adam Mims, who had a team-high 58 receptions, and David Hendrix, who set a freshman record with 46 receptions. Mims continued to flourish under Elliott’s guidance and ended his career with 198 catches for 2,433 yards.

• Returned to coaching in 2006 as an assistant at SC State. He helped the Bulldogs to consecutive 7-4 seasons (2006,07). The 2006 team was 23rd in the nation in total offense.

• Entered the business world after his playing days were over at Clemson and worked with Michelin North America for two years.

• Earned his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering in 2002, was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection and a CoSIDA Academic District III member.

• Was a co-captain of Clemson’s 2003 team that had a 9-4 record and a No. 22 ranking by AP and USA Today. He had 23 receptions for 286 yards and a touchdown that season. He was also a recipient of a ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship.

• Dabo Swinney was his position coach during his senior season (2003). That year in a survey of Clemson players conducted by Anderson Independent, he was named the team’s “most respected player.”

• Had 34 receptions for 455 yards and two scores in his career. He came to Clemson as a walk-on in the fall of 1999 and finished his career with four letters and 44 games, including four as a starter as a senior (2003). He had a touchdown catch at Georgia Tech that year.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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