Justin Ellis is a veteran defensive tackle with over 8 years of experience in the National Football League.
He started off his career while a student at Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana. Due to his skills and performances, he earned a lot of awards including, a two-time first-team all-District 2-4A selection, first-team all-state by the LSWA as a senior, and a two-time all-Northeast Louisiana selection by the Monroe News-Star.
Ellis was very creative and competitive in sports so he joined the school track and field. He competed in the shot put, where he finished third in the state as a junior, the javelin throw (with a top throw of 47.2 meters), and the discus throw, where he won the state title with a throw of 47.15 meters in 2009.
After his high school career, Ellis enrolled at Louisiana Tech University and played for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from 2009 to 2013.
As a result of his performance in 2013, in which he achieved a career-high with 48 tackles, a career-best with 5.5 tackles for loss, and a career-best with 1.5 sacks, he was awarded honorable mention status by the conference.
When Was Justin Ellis Drafted?
During the 2014 National Football League Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Ellis in the fourth round (107th overall).
Ellis extended his contract with the Raiders for a three-year, $15 million deal on March 9.