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Jordan Ellis

220 lbs.
Suwanee, Ga.
Peachtree Ridge HS
High School
Jordan Ellis - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– All-ACC honorable mention … played in the 2019 East-West Shrine Game.

– Started 12 of UVA’s 13 games … rushed for 1,026 yards to become the 15th Cavalier all-time to rush for 1,000+ yards in a season … his 1,026 rushing yards rank No. 14 on UVA’s all-time single-season rushing list … led UVA with 10 touchdowns (all rushing) … started the Richmond game and earned ACC Running Back of the Week honors after rushing for a 146 yards and two touchdowns against the Spiders … rushed 12 times for 63 yards at Indiana … also caught one pass for seven yards against the Hoosiers … rushed for a career-high 171 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against Ohio in Nashville … recorded a career long rush of 75 yards, scoring his second of three touchdown against the Bobcats … rushed 20 times for 68 yards against Louisville in the ACC opener … rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown at NC State … rushed 18 times for 86 yards and one touchdown against No. 16 Miami … rushed 12 times for 55 yards at Duke … rushed 16 times for 64 yards against North Carolina … rushed 10 times for 46 yards against Pitt … rushed 25 times for 106 yards and a touchdown against Liberty … also caught three passes for 39 yards against the Flames … rushed for 33 yards at Georgia Tech … rushed 12 times for 52 yards and a score at Virginia Tech … also caught a pass for eight yards against the Hokies … rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl … his 26 attempts set a UVA bowl record. 2017 – Started all 13 of UVA’s games … rushed 20 times for 80 yards and one score against William & Mary … also caught two passes for 11 yards and another score against the Tribe … rushed 14 times for 44 yards and one touchdown against Indiana … rushed 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown against UConn … also caught one pass for nine yards against the Huskies … rushed 24 times for 93 yards and two touchdowns in road win at Boise State … rushed 25 times for 96 yards in home win against Duke … notched first career 100-yard rushing game with a career-high 136 rushing yards on 27 attempts at North Carolina … also caught one pass for 14 yards against the Tar Heels … rushed 12 times for 58 yards against Boston College … rushed 15 times for 58 yards at Pitt … rushed 13 times for 48 yards against Georgia Tech … rushed 13 times for 58 yards and a touchdown at Louisville … made six catches for 57 yards at No. 2 Miami … also rushed for 24 yards against the Hurricanes … rushed 11 times for 37 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl … also caught two passes for 15 yards against the Midshipmen. 2016 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games … rushed once for two yards against Richmond in the season opener … rushed six times for 46 yards at then-No. 24 Oregon … rushed once for two yards at UConn … rushed once for five yards against Central Michigan … rushed once for three yards at Duke … rushed once for one yard against Pitt … rushed once for a loss of two yards against then-No. 22 North Carolina … rushed once for six yards and UVA’s first touchdown at Wake Forest … carried the ball twice at Virginia Tech. 2015 – Has played in eight of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut against No. 9 Notre Dame … led UVA with 50 yards rushing against William & Mary … on his first collegiate rush against the Tribe he broke a couple tackles and bounced to the outside for a 39-yard touchdown … rushed six times for 14 yards and one touchdown against Syracuse … was the rusher on the last three plays of the third overtime win against Syracuse, including pounding his way through on a three-yard score to clinch the game … rushed four times for 11 yards at North Carolina … rushed once for one yard at Miami … rushed once for one yard against Virginia Tech. 2014 – Redshirted season.

Played running back at Peachtree Ridge High School for head coach Mark Fleetwood … rated a three-star recruit according to,, and 247Sports … helped lead Peachtree Ridge to an 8-4 record in 2013 and an appearance in the “Sweet 16” of the GHSA Playoffs … finished senior season 1,677 rushing yards and a county-best 30 touchdowns … also tallied over 200 receiving yards and one touchdown in the air … named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gwinnett County Offensive Player of the Year … named to the first-team AJC all-state team … the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett County `s running back of the year … first-team Gwinnett County region 7-6A … honor student … son of Tony and Joeann Ellis … earned a degree in American studies.