|Hometown:||Moncks Corner, SC|
|Major:||Community Recreation, Sport & Camp Management|
Had 3,436 yards on 621 carries and 33 touchdowns, 59 receptions for 505 yards and two touchdowns, three yards on one punt return, and 642 yards on 26 kickoff returns and one touchdown in 1,808 snaps over 49 games (33 starts) in his career ... third in school history rushing touchdowns, third in all-purpose yards (4,586), tied for third in 100-yard rushing games (12), fourth in rushing yards, fourth in carries, fourth in touchdowns (36), and sixth in yards per carry (5.53) ... reached 1,000 career rushing yards in just 151 carries, the second-fewest carries needed to reach 1,000 yards in Clemson history; only C.J. Spiller (142) was better ... had two 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2011,12) to become just the third running back in school history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in two different seasons (Raymond Priester (1994-97) and James Davis (2005-08) are the others) ... two-time All-ACC selection (media).
2012: Permanent team co-captain ... First-Team All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... first-team All-ACC by CBSSports.com, CollegeFootballNews.com, ESPN.com, and Phil Steele ... Senior Bowl invitee ... had 1,081 yards on 212 carries and eight touchdowns, 14 receptions for 232 yards and one touchdown, and eight kickoff returns for 178 yards for a team-high 1,491 all-purpose yards in 606 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... second in the ACC in rushing yards per game (83.2) and fifth in all-purpose yards per game (114.7) ... had three 100-yard rushing games ... had 228 yards on 25 carries against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1; it was the most rushing yards in the nation on the opening weekend; named Maxwell Award Player-of-the-Week; named national running back-of-the-week by CFPA; named ACC Offensive Back-of-the-Week; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had 41 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had a team-high 59 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had 55 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown along with four receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had 132 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown, a three-yard reception, and 129 yards on five kickoff returns for a game-high 264 all-purpose yards at Boston College on Sept. 29; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... had 82 yards on 24 carries, two receptions for 47 yards, and a 24-yard kickoff return against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had 96 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown along with an eight-yard reception against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had 61 yards on 15 carries and two receptions for five yards at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had a team-high 55 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had 124 yards on 22 carries and three receptions for 47 yards for a team-high 171 all-purpose yards against N.C. State on Nov. 17; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game ... had 72 yards on 15 carries against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had 50 yards on 11 carries, one reception for 35 yards, and 25 yards on two kickoff returns against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 ... Maxwell Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Doak Walker Award Watch List member in the preseason ... Senior Bowl Watch List member in the preseason ... preseason CFPA Running Back Watch List member ... preseason CFPA All-Purpose Watch List member ... #10 running back in the nation in the preseason by Lindy’s ... preseason First-Team All-ACC ... preseason first-team All-ACC by Athlon, ESPN.com, Lindy’s, and Phil Steele.
2011: Second-Team All-ACC selection (media) ... second-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... had 1,178 yards (eighth-most in school history) on 223 carries and 11 touchdowns, 22 receptions for 109 yards, and five kickoff returns for 131 yards for 1,418 all-purpose yards (tied for 10th-most in school history) in 754 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... his 90.6 rushing yards per game were 10th-most in school history ... fourth in the ACC in rushing yards per game, sixth in points (touchdowns) per game (5.1), and ninth in all-purpose yards per game (109.1) ... had five 100-yard rushing games ... had 89 yards on 18 carries, three receptions for seven yards, and a 22-yard kickoff return against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had 165 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown along with two receptions for 12 yards against Wofford on Sept. 10; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had 46 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown, a one-yard reception, and a 16-yard kickoff return against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17 ... had 71 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown along with two receptions for seven yards against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24 ... had 40 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown along with two receptions for 20 yards at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had a game-high 117 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown along with a six-yard reception against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had a game-high 212 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns at Maryland on Oct. 15; named ACC Offensive Back-of-the-Week; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game ... suffered an ankle injury against North Carolina on Oct. 22 and missed the Georgia Tech game on Oct. 29 ... had 98 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns along with three receptions for 42 yards against Wake Forest on Nov. 12 ... had 66 yards on 13 carries, two receptions for five yards, and 93 yards on three kickoff returns for a game-high 164 all-purpose yards at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had 125 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and two receptions against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game ... had 116 yards on 10 carries, including a 68-yard touchdown run, against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Second-team All-ACC by Rivals.com ... third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele ... winner of the Vickery Hall Award for his work in the classroom ... had 686 yards on 118 carries and 10 touchdowns, 12 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, and 238 yards on seven kickoff returns and a touchdown in 262 snaps over nine games (six starts) ... had four 100-yard rushing games ... tied for third in the ACC in touchdowns (12) even though he really only played less than eight games ... averaged 114.8 all-purpose yards per game ... if he had played enough games to qualify, he would have been third in the ACC in rushing yards per game (76.2) ... averaged 34.0 yards per kickoff return, but he did not have enough returns to qualify for the ACC leaders in that category ... team offensive player-of-the-game three times (Auburn, Miami (FL), Georgia Tech) ... had 122 rushing yards against North Texas ... had 140 yards on 22 carries and four catches for 48 yards at #15 Auburn ... had 107 rushing yards, including a 60-yard touchdown run, against #16 Miami (FL) ... had an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Maryland to earn ACC Specialist-of-the-Week honors; he also earned CFPA National Kick Returner-of-the-Week honors ... had 166 yards on 20 carries and 257 all-purpose yards against Georgia Tech to earn ACC Offensive Back-of-the-Week honors ... suffered a toe injury while trying to make a catch at Boston College; he missed three games then tried to come back for the South Carolina game, when he had just one carry.
2009: Had a big day against Florida State in Clemson’s important win in November that went a long way to helping the Tigers win the ACC Atlantic Division title; he had 54 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown ... saw a lot of second-half action when Spiller was out with an injury ... Clemson’s offensive player-of-the-game by the Tiger coaching staff against Coastal Carolina ... averaged over six yards per carry in seven games ... had 72 yards on nine carries against Middle Tennessee ... had 45 yards on nine carries against Boston College ... had 88 yards on six carries against Coastal Carolina ... had 63 yards on five carries in the ACC Championship game against Georgia Tech ... had 20 yards on four carries and a touchdown against Kentucky ... had touchdowns against Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Virginia, and Georgia Tech ... had six kickoff returns for 95 yards ... capable receiver who had 11 catches to tie for fifth-most on the team ... had three receptions for 25 yards and 30 more yards on kickoff returns to contribute to Clemson’s overtime victory at Miami (FL) ... had 546 yards from scrimmage for the year on 79 touches.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #44 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com ... played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game ... #6 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... #172 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... #8 player in South Carolina and #5 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com ... #24 running back in the nation by Scout.com ... #10 player in South Carolina and #27 running back in the nation by SuperPrep ... Shrine Bowl selection ... consensus all-state pick ... had 1,822 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior; he added four other touchdowns (two receiving, two kickoff return) ... had 2,519 all-purpose yards as a senior ... coached by Jerry Brown ... recruited by David Blackwell ... chose Clemson over Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Personal: His cousin, Bruce Ellington, is a starting guard on South Carolina’s basketball squad and also is a standout wide receiver for the Gamecocks ... graduated on Dec. 20, 2012 with a degree in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Feb. 3, 1989.