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Kevin Ellison

Kevin Ellison during his college career
No. 25     San Diego Chargers
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: January 8, 1987 (1987-01-08) (age 23)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
Debuted in 2009 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Ellison (born January 8, 1987 in Inglewood, California) is an American football safety for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chargers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

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Early years

Ellison attended Redondo Union High School, where he starred as a running back and linebacker. He achieved many honors and awards including Los Angeles Times All-South Bay/Westside Player of the Year, South Bay Daily Breeze All-Area Player of the Year, All-Bay League MVP, and many others. He finished his high school career with a school record 3,718 rushing yards on 578 carries and 297 tackles.

College career

Ellison graduated a semester early from high school and enrolled at USC in the spring of 2005. During his freshman season he spent most of his time as a back up safety and on special teams, and was selected to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman first team. In 2006 he became the team's starting strong safety, finishing with 64 tackles, one interception, and 1.5 sacks. He made the 2006 Collegefootballnews.com Sophomore All-American second team and was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention. In 2007 Ellison started all 13 games, finishing with 57 tackles, two interceptions, and two sacks.

Professional career

Ellison was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He started his first NFL game in week 6 against the Denver Broncos and recorded 7 tackles.

Personal

Buffalo Bills linebacker Keith Ellison is Kevin's brother; Keith was drafted in a similar position in the 2006 NFL Draft (Round 6, 178th pick overall). Another brother, Chris, played for BYU in 1997 and 1998.[1]

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