- 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 finished in the final AP top 25. He played on the 2003 team that finished #23 and coached running backs in 2011 when the Tigers finished #22.
- His 2011 running backs helped the Tigers set a school record for total yards per game (440.8). Andre 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.
- Retained by new Furman Head Coach Bruce Fowler in December, 2010, but he accepted the position at Clemson the next month.
- 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.
- Earned his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering in 2002, was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection, and a CoSIDA Academic District III team member.
- Entered the business world after his playing days were over at Clemson and worked with Michelin North America for two years.
- Returned to coaching in 2006 as an assistant at S.C. State. He helped the Bulldogs to consecutive 7-4 seasons (2006,07). The 2006 team was 23rd in the nation in total offense.
- Was a co-captain of Clemson's 2003 team that had a 9-4 record and a #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 the ACC's Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship.
- Dabo Swinney was his position coach in 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. 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. He had a touchdown catch at Georgia Tech that year.
Lettered four times as a wide receiver at Clemson (2000-03).
Bowl Participation as a Player
1999 Peach Bowl...2001 Gator Bowl...2001 Humanitarian Bowl...2002 Tangerine Bowl...2004 Peach Bowl.
Degree in industrial engineering from Clemson in 2002 with a team-high 3.55 GPA.
Born November 26, 1979 in Watsonville, CA...married to the former Tamika Whitner of Spartanburg, SC.