Started 33 of the 49 games he appeared in for the Tigers, rushing 621 times for 3,436 yards and 33 TDs … also added 59 receptions for 505 yards and two TDs … his 3,436 rushing yards rank fourth in school history while his 33 rushing TDs rank third in team annals … one of just four players in school history to rush for 1,000 yards twice in their career.
2012: A consensus All-ACC first-team selection and team captain, Ellington started all 13 games for the second consecutive season and piled up 212 rushing attempts for 1,081 yards (5.1 avg.) and eight TDs … his 1,081 rushing yards rank ninth on the school single-season record list as he became just the fourth player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards twice in their career … caught 14 passes for 232 yards and a TD and totaled 178 yards on eight kickoff returns … his 1,491 all-purpose yards rank 10th on the school season-record chart … received National Player of the Week accolades by the Maxwell Award committee and National Running Back of the Week honors vs. Auburn from the CFPA … a member of the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award watch lists, Ellington had 228 rushing yards on 25 carries vs. Auburn, the most rushing yards in the nation on opening weekend … totaled 50 rushing yards on 11 carries, one reception for 35 yards and 25 yards on two kickoff returns vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
2011: A second-team All-ACC selection in his first full season as the Tigers starting tailback, Ellington rushed 223 times for 1,178 yards (5.3 avg.) and 11 TDs … gained 10 or more yards on 29 carries and had 11 attempts of 20 or more yards … ranked fifth on the team with a career-high 22 receptions for 109 yards and added 131 yards on five kickoff returns … recorded 125 rushing yards and a TD on 20 attempts vs. Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game and registered 116 rushing yards on 10 carries, including a 68-yard TD, vs. West Virginia in the Orange Bowl.
2010: Started six of the nine games he played in as a sophomore, finishing second on the squad with 686 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 118 carries (5.8 avg.) … posted 17 carries of 10 yards or more and also had six of 20 yards or more … caught 12 passes for 109 yards and a TD and returned seven kickoffs for 238 yards (34.0 avg.) with a TD … his 12 total TDs tied for third in the conference … registered four 100-yard rushing performances and averaged 114.8 all-purpose yards per game.
2009: Appeared in all 14 games and finished second on the team with 68 carries for 491 yards, with his 7.2-yard average ranking third on the school’s single-season record list … scored four rushing TDs and added 55 receiving yards on 11 catches while also collecting 95 kickoff return yards on six attempts.
2008: Redshirted as a freshman.
Attended Berkeley (Moncks Corner, SC) High School where he was rated the sixth-best RB in the nation by ESPN.com … played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American Game … a Shrine Bowl participant, Ellington earned All-State honors after recording 1,822 rushing yards and 24 TDs as a senior … added four other TDs (two receiving and two kickoff returns) and finished his 2007 campaign with 2,519 all-purpose yards … Community Recreation, Sport & Camp Management major and won the 2010 Vickery Hall Award at Clemson for his work in the classroom.