Andre Ellington ready for his NFL opportunity
Hometown: Moncks Corner,
SC (Berkeley HS)
Years Played: 2008 - 2012
According to 49ers.com's interview with Clemson's Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC
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“I’m capable of being an every down guy,” Ellington declared. “Not the biggest guy, but I can do some of the things some of the biggest guys can do, if not better. I can play first down throughout third, or go in there on a 4th-and-1, squeeze through a hole and make a first down.”
Furthermore, Ellington takes pride in running hard. He, like every other runner in the NFL, will have to adjust to recently passed rules that prevent running backs from leading with the crown of their heads outside the hash marks.
In college, Ellington was eager to be the aggressor.
“It’s all about the technique and how you run the football,” said the runner who finished the year with 1,081 rushing yards to go with 232 receiving yards and nine total touchdowns. “Get your pads lower than the guy defending you, nine times out of 10 you’ll probably win that battle.”
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