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Luther Elliss
Defensive tackle
Jersey #(s)
Born March 22, 1973 (1973-03-22) (age 36)
Mancos, Colorado
Career information
Year(s) 19952004
NFL Draft 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
College Utah
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 29
Games 134
Seasons 10
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Luther John Elliss (born March 22, 1973 in Mancos, Colorado) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the Detroit Lions for 8 seasons before he was released in 2003. He played for the Denver Broncos for one season, before retiring in 2004. In his time in the NFL, he was a two time Pro Bowler after the 1999 and 2000 seasons. His nickname during his time in Detroit was "Pass Rushing Luther".

College career

Elliss was selected first team All Western Athletic Conference defensive lineman from 1992-1994 at the University of Utah Utes. In 1994, he was selected Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and was also named All American.



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