Sedrick Ellis life and biography

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Sedrick Ellis biography

Date of birth : 1985-05-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chino, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Saints, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Sedrick Ellis (born May 9, 1985 in Chino, California) is an American football defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Saints seventh overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

Sedrick's NFL CAREER

In his first season Ellis delivered on the promise of being selected seventh overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, ranking second on the club and fourth among all rookies with four sacks. He started all 13 games he played in and recorded 42 tackles, deflected five passes and was in on a safety. Ellis – who as a three-technique defensive tackle has the strength to anchor against the run and the quickness to rush the passer – posted a career-best 45 tackles with two sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery, despite missing six games to knee injuries. One of the most coveted players in the 2008 draft, New Orleans moved up in the first round to land him by sending the 10th overall choice and a third-round pick to New England in exchange for the Patriots’ seventh overall selection and a fifth-round pick.

Signed to a five-year contract, 7/30/08; Drafted in the first-round (seventh overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

HONORS – 2008: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie.

2009 - Played in and started 10 games – he missed six others with a knee injury – and posted a career-best 45 tackles (28 solo), with two sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery. vs. Detroit (9/13): Started at DT and made four tackles along with knocking down a pass. at Philadelphia (9/20): Made six tackles (three solo) from his starting DT spot. at Buffalo (9/27): Posted a new career-high with 10 tackles (four solo) from his starting DT spot and recorded his first sack of the season, dropping QB Trent Edwards for a five-yard loss. vs. NY Jets (10/4): Made three tackles from his starting DT position. vs. NY Giants (10/18): Started at DT and made two tackles along with a pass defense. at Miami (10/25): Made three tackles from his starting defensive tackle spot before leaving the game with a knee injury in the second quarter. vs. Atlanta (11/2):Inactive due to his sprained knee. vs. Carolina (11/8): Missed the game with a knee injury. at St. Louis (11/15): Missed his third straight game with his injured knee. at Tampa Bay (11/22): Inactive with a sprained knee. vs. New England (11/30): Returned to action after missing four games and made three solo tackles with a fumble recovery from his starting defensive tackle spot. at Washington (12/6): Started at DT and made seven solo tackles, with one coming behind the line of scrimmage. at Atlanta (12/13): Made four solo tackles from his starting defensive tackle spot, including a sack of QB Chris Redman. vs. Dallas (12/19): Missed the game with a knee injury. vs. Tampa Bay (12/27): Returned to the starting lineup and made three tackles. at Carolina (1/3): Inactive. vs. Arizona (1/16 – Divisional Playoff): Started at DT in his postseason debut and made one tackle, an eight-yard sack of QB Kurt Warner. vs. Minnesota (1/24 – NFC Championship Game): Notched seven tackles from his starting defensive tackle position. vs. Indianapolis (2/7 –Super Bowl XLIV): Started at defensive tackle and made four tackles in the victory, one of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. 2008 – Immediately became one of the defensive line’s top performers, ranking third among the linemen with 42 stops (14 solo)…Also had four sacks and five pass defenses…Started all 13 games he played, missing three games after undergoing knee surgery during the season…Had four tackles, including an assist on a tackle of RB Andre Hall for a safety at Denver, Sept. 21…Notched the first sack of his career vs. San Francisco, Sept. 28…Inactive for three weeks (10/6-10/19) after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee…Had a sack, deflected a pass and three stops vs. Green Bay, Nov. 24…Made five tackles, tipped a pass and recorded a sack at Chicago, Dec. 11…Notched three stops, a pass defense and a sack at Detroit, Dec. 21.

Three-year starter at defensive tackle for Southern California, finishing with 144 tackles (74 solo), 17.5 sacks, 28.5 stops for a loss, 13 pass defenses, one blocked kick, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries…Started 26 of 48 games in his career…Unanimous first-team All-American selection and recipient of the Pat Tillman Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior, posting 58 tackles (29 solo), 8.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries…All Pac-10 choice as a junior with 4.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick…As a sophomore started all 13 games at nose guard and had 50 stops, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble…Majored in sociology.

Attended Chino (Calif.) HS, where he earned All-State and Prep All-American honors as a senior offensive and defensive lineman…Also competed on the school’s track team.

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