2005: Handled majority of Aggies' punting chores, accounting for 60 of team's 67 attempts (with Chris Miller assuming the balance)... Averaged 36.4 per punt... Stuck 14 attempts inside opponents' 20-yard line... Also had 4 fair caught and 3 result in touchbacks... Booted season-best 63-yarder vs. Southern Utah, then had 57-yarder a week later vs. North Dakota State... Both punts pinned opponents at their 7-yard lines.
MENDOCINO COLLEGE: Two-year letterwinner, winning All-Bay Valley Conference honors both seasons... Averaged 39.9 per punt as a freshman, then improved to 43.3 average as a sophomore in 2004... Longest punt was 76 yards vs. Santa Rosa College.
POTTER VALLEY HS '03: Named All-Empire Athlete of the Year, starring in football, basketball and baseball... Played defensive end, offensive tackle, punter and kicker for football team... Won North Central League Defensive MVP honors in 2002... Also booted a 47-yard field goal... Won team's Golden Helmet Award in 2003... Made all-league first team in baseball, second team in basketball... Batted .600 as a junior catcher in 2002.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Rosa, Calif.... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Jonathan & Terrie Ellis... Career highlight was his 76-yard punt for Medocino in 2004... Favorite bit of advice: "Learn from other people's mistakes, life is too short to make them all yourself."
Aggies face Vikings in final league tune-up
Gameday Central - at Weber State
(4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT)
Stats FCS National Poll
includes UC Davis