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Bruce Ellington | Wide Receiver

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 197

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South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington and QB Connor Shaw worked out for Patriots scouts on campus on Friday.
Ellington is not frequently mentioned among the top 10 receivers in this class, but do not be surprised if he ends up in that area on draft day. Shaw is an intriguing talent, as he put up excellent production and minimized mistakes each season. Shaw has a legitimate chance to be drafted. Mar 14 - 12:18 PM

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NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington could be a slot guy available in the mid rounds of the draft.

"South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington-love his toughness, quickness and ball skills. Does get a little sticky at top of routes. Mid Round/slot guy," Jeremiah tweeted. The 5-foot-9, 197 pound receiver shows a ton of toughness, speed (4.45 forty) and instincts to be one of the more intriguing options at slot receiver, and as a return specialist at the next level. Bruce is Andre Ellington's cousin.
Mar 4 - 4:04 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl writes South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington has jumped out on tape during the postseason evaluation process.

"The first thing that pops out is his 'play speed.' Ellington is a quick starter who gets from zero to 60 mph in a hurry to stretch the field vertically, and he flashes an explosive burst out of his cuts while maintaining quality balance," Weidl writes, adding the receiver's frame is more similar to a running back's. Bruce is Andre Ellington's cousin.
Source: ESPN
Jan 31 - 10:50 AM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Ellington posted a huge game in the school's bowl win over Wisconsin, hauling in six passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. If he was 50-50 on a decision prior to the game, that performance certainly did not hurt. Ellington, who also played basketball at South Carolina, appears to be in the third- to fourth-round range rather than a top-64 pick.
Jan 3 - 10:40 AM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington had six receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns in Wednesday's 34-24 victory over No. 19 Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.

Shaq Roland added six catches for 112 yards. Ellington also threw for a touchdown, hitting QB Connor Shaw for a nine-yard TD strike on a trick play in the second quarter. "Makes more big plays as a receiver than almost any other receiver I've coached in 25 years," coach Steve Spurrier said of Ellington. The junior wideout is expected to declare for the NFL draft, though he hasn't yet announced his intentions. South Carolina's leading receiver requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board earlier this month.
Jan 1 - 11:44 PM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington will make an announcement about his football future after the Capital One Bowl.

South Carolina's leading wide receiver requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board earlier this month. He announced on Saturday that he'll turn pro if he likes the answer he's given. "I am just waiting on my papers right now. If it says pretty good, I am going to talk to (basketball coach Frank Martin) and tell him I want to go if there's a chance I can leave," Ellington said. "I am just thinking about it right now." Ellington started 19 games at point guard last season for the Gamecocks. "I came here to play basketball," he said. "I just ended up playing football, and it's gone good." Ellington has 43 receptions for 635 yards and six touchdowns entering the game against Wisconsin.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:57:00 PM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington has requested an evaluation form the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

Ellington plays both football and basketball for the Gamecocks, so it is doubtful that he declares for the NFL. In fact, Ellington will likely have to make his decision once joining the basketball team. He is the cousin of former Clemson running back Andre Ellington.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 10:02:00 AM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) and true freshman LB Skai Moore (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday.

Ellington injured his foot in South Carolina's 52-7 demolition of Arkansas and wore a walking boot for a few days. Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier said earlier this week that Ellington "sort of strained the top of his foot I think when he caught that slant pass toward the end of the first half." With regards to Moore, Spurrier said that his freshman linebacker "should be full speed and ready to go."
Source: Rob Brennan
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 08:20:00 PM

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier praised junior WR Bruce Ellington for his effort and toughness.

"He's out here trying to get better every day," Spurrier said. "I wish we had 100 percent trying to get better every day, but those that are, we'll recognize them and hope we can make it contagious to the rest of the guys to bust their tail and try to get better out here every day." Ellington has been slowed by a hamstring injury during the first few weeks of the season.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:29:00 AM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington could miss the season opener with a hamstring injury.

Head coach Steve Spurrier also warned junior receiver Damiere Byrd could miss the UNC game as well. We think the old ball coach is only trying to send a message to some of his top players so they move from the training room to the practice field. Ellington could be one of the Gamecocks' critical offensive weapons.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 08:42:00 AM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington plans to finish his eligibility in both football and basketball.

"I don’t ever get tired," he said. "I am just in good shape. Basketball is a different shape than football, but the more you are in shape, the more you can stay on the field." Ellington is considered a senior in basketball and junior in football, so his basketball career should not overlap into his draft process in 2015.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 08:10:00 AM

South Carolina junior WR Bruce Ellington has rejoined the basketball team.

Ellington will practice with the football team in a month when bowl preparation begins. The junior was a member of the basketball team in 2011 and 2010, and has not made a decision on which sport he will move forward with in the future.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 11:19:00 AM

South Carolina sophomore WR Bruce Ellington is still unsure about his football future and may solely focus on basketball.

This is nothing new for Ellington, and in fact is the standard answer at this time of the year. The sophomore is the team's leading receiver, but was very close to only concentrating on basketball last March. Perhaps the future NFL success of cousin, and Clemson running back, Andre Ellington will impact Bruce's future decision.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:21:00 AM

One week after declaring he would focus solely on basketball, Bruce Ellington is apparently not ready to give up on football.

Ellington, who is listed on the Gamecocks’ spring roster, is also a guard on the hoops team. The junior-to-be played football last season after taking to the hardwood only as a freshman. A valuable performer on special teams and on offense, Ellington averaged 23.1 yards on 20 kick returns. He was also 17-211-1 receiving and 17-106-1 rushing and even completed 3-of-4 passes for 27 yards. It added up to 780 all-purpose yards on only 54 touches.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 04:34:00 PM

'Tis the season of juggling sports for South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington.

South Carolina receiver Bruce Ellington will wedge the Gamecocks’ Capital One Bowl date with Nebraska between basketball games against Wofford and South Carolina State. The sophomore has certainly shown his versatility on the gridiron. Ellington is 17-211-1 receiving, 17-106-1 rushing and he is averaging 21.6 yards on 18 kick returns. He has even completed three passes for 27 yards.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 11:26:00 AM