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Shaun Ellis
DE #94
Height:
6-5
Weight:
290
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Anderson, S.C.
Experience:
12
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 184 513 350 163 73.5 0 14 1 0 1 -- 1
2011 NE 14 14 7 7 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYJ 15 36 26 10 4.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYJ 15 53 35 18 6.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYJ 16 60 41 19 8 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NYJ 16 49 32 17 5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 58 37 21 5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYJ 13 38 30 8 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 NYJ 15 57 38 19 11 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2003 NYJ 16 69 47 22 12.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 NYJ 16 40 30 10 4 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2001 NYJ 16 39 27 12 5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2000 NYJ 16 -- -- -- 8.5 -- 0 1 0 1 1 1
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 184 1 0 12 0 5 0 20 1 1 0 0
2011 NE 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NYJ 15 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYJ 15 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 1 -- 1 0 0
2008 NYJ 16 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 11 1 -- -- --
2007 NYJ 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 6 -- -- -- --
2006 NYJ 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 NYJ 13 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NYJ 15 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2003 NYJ 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 NYJ 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 NYJ 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 NYJ 16 -- -- 0 -- 2 -- 2 -- -- -- --

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Biography

Shaun Ellis was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2011 ... Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (12th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Shaun Ellis was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2011 ... Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (12th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Named to the Pro Bowl in 2003 and 2009.
  • Has 11 games with at least two sacks, including a career-high 3.0 sacks in the 2004 season-finale.
  • Registered a career-high 12.5 sacks in 2003 and followed that with 11.0 sacks in 2004.
  • Has started in 12 postseason games with the Jets.

SEASONAL REVIEW

2011 (14/10, 3/0)
  • Started 10-of-14 games, making 18 tackles, one sack and three quarterback hits.
  • Made two tackles in a reserve role against the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Ravens in the AFC Championship game (1/22).
  • Saw action as a reserve defensive lineman in the Divisional Playoff game against the Broncos (1/14), making one tackle and sacking Tim Tebow for a five-yard loss.
  • Played in a reserve role against the Bills (1/1).
  • Sacked Matt Moore on the third play of the game, adding five tackles against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Contributed on two tackles in a reserve role against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Made three tackles in a reserve role against the Redskins (12/11).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Eagles (11/27) and Colts (12/4).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Chiefs (11/21)
  • Started at defensive end against the Jets (11/13).
  • Was inactive due to injury against the Giants (11/6).
  • Started against the Steelers (10/30).
  • Combined with Gary Guyton to stop DeMarco Murray for a two-yard loss on first down with 3:36 left in the game and the Patriots trailing by three. Stopped Murray again for a one-yard loss less than a minute later to set up a third-andlong that the Cowboys did not convert. Totalled three tackles in the start (10/16).
  • Made one tackle in a start against the Jets (10/9).
  • Recorded one tackle and one quarterback hit in a start against the Raiders (10/2).
  • Started against the Bills (9/25).
  • Made two tackles in a start against the Chargers (9/18).
  • Started his first game as a Patriot, making one tackle against the Dolphins (9/12)

2010 (15/15, 3/3 - New York Jets)

  • Started in all 15 games that he played as well as three postseason games.
  • Finished the regular-season with 36 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • In the postseason game against the Patriots (1/16/11), had a 2.0 sack performance in a 28-21 victory.

2009 (15/15, 3/3 - New York Jets)
  • Started all 15 games that he played and all three postseason games.
  • Earned a Pro Bowl berth after finishing with 53 total tackles, 6.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • Sealed the Jets post-season win at Cincinnati (1/9/10) when he dropped Carson Palmer for a 10-yard loss on a fourth-and-22 situation late in the fourth quarter.

2008 (16/16 - New York Jets)
  • Started all 16 games and finished the season with 60 total tackles, 8.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Recorded at least one sack in six of the season's first seven games.
  • With the Jets down, 27-24, with 2:06 remaining in regulation, Ellis recovered an Abram Elam fumble and returned it 11 yards for his first-career touchdown to give the Jets a 31-17 victory.

2007 (16/16 - New York Jets)
  • Started all 16 games and finished with 49 total tackles, 5.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Selected as a defensive captain by his teammates.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career following a two-sack performance vs. Pittsburgh (11/18).

2006 (16/16, 1/1 - New York Jets)
  • Started all 16 games and the postseason game.
  • Finished the season with 58 total tackles, 5.0 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • Recorded seven total tackles in the postseason loss at New England (1/7).

2005 (13/13 - New York Jets)
  • Started the first 13 games of the season before missing the final three games of the year.
  • Finished the season with 38 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

2004 (15/15, 2/2 - New York Jets)
  • Started and played in 15 regular-season games and two postseason games.
  • Finished the season with 57 total tackles, 11.0 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Ended a streak of 70 consecutive regular-season games he appeared in after being declared inactive vs. Baltimore (11/14).
  • Registered a career-high 3.0 sacks of Marc Bulger at St. Louis (1/2).

2003 (16/16 - New York Jets)
  • Started all 16 games and finished the season with career-highs with 69 total tackles and 12.5 sacks to earn his first Pro Bowl berth.
  • Finished five games with 10 or more tackles.
  • Matched his career-high with 12 total tackles at New England (9/21)
  • Established a career-high with 12 total tackles vs. Miami (9/14).

2002 (16/16, 2/2 - New York Jets)
  • Started all 16 regular-season games and two postseason games.
  • Finished the season with 40 total tackles, 4.0 sacks, four passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • Closed the regular season with sacks in the three consecutive games.
  • Had a total of eight tackles in two postseason games.

2001 (16/15, 1/1 - New York Jets)
  • Played in all 16 games with 15 starts and also started in the postseason game.
  • Finished the season with 39 total tackles, 5.0 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • Added three more tackles in the postseason.
  • Forced a Lamar Smith fumble that was scooped up by Marvin Jones before Curtis Martin scored from 27 yards out on the next play vs. Miami (10/14).

2000 (16/3 - New York Jets)
  • Played in 16 games with three starts as a rookie, finishing with 53 total tackles, 8.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception.
  • In his first career NFL game, dropped Brett Favre for a three-yard loss and forced a fumble at Green Bay (9/3).
  • Recorded his first multi-sack game of his career when he sacked Drew Bledsoe two times vs. New England (9/11).
  • Intercepted his first career pass vs. Miami (10/23).
  • Made his first NFL start vs. Detroit (12/17).

COLLEGE
  • Finished his college career at Tennessee with 105 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  • Returned his only collegiate interception 90 yards for a touchdown.
  • Was selected All-SEC first-team as a senior, where he started every game at left end and recorded 42 tackles, a team-high 8.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

PERSONAL
  • Married to Cecile with daughter, Keshona and two sons, Jordan and Skyler.
  • Recorded 174 total tackles and 35 sacks as a senior at Westside (S.C.) High School.
  • Nickname is "Big Katt".
  • Born on June 24, 1977 in Anderson, South Carolina.

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