Jeff Ellis
Linebacker 49
225 lbs.
Last School
Skyview High School
Roster Years


Born 8/24/72 in Billings...parents are Robert and DeLaine...signed in 1991 as a recruit prior to coming to BYU, but served an LDS Church mission to Tallahassee, Fla.,, Jim, was a heavyweight wrestler for BYU, an Eagle Scout...married Renae Nixon in August, 1995...they have a daughter, Lisa...recruited by Wyoming, Oregon, Oregon St., Washington, Montana St., and Montana...majoring in electrical engineering.

Before BYU

Prepped at Skyview High...three-year starter as a fullback, tight end and linebacker...all-state and MVP in the state...had 83 unassisted tackles and recovered a fumble for a TD...all-state wrestler, going undefeated at 190 pounds...two-time state champion wrestler...lettered three times in football, four times in wrestling, twice in baseball and once in track...state javelin champion...coached by Ron Lebsock (Montana).

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 1995

Saw playing time against Hawai`i and New Mexico.

Sophmore Year 1996

Saw action as a backup linebacker and on special teams...had a pair of kickoff returns, one against Hawai`i and one against Wyoming...helped cause a fumble against UNLV.

Junior Year 1997

Senior Year 1998

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 1994

Medical Redshirt Year 1994