Green-Ellis (#42) receiving a handoff from Tom Brady
|Free agent — No. --|
|Date of Birth: July 2 1985|
|Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
|National Football League debut|
|2008 for the New England Patriots|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|College: Ole Miss|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|Career stats to date|
|Yards per Carry||3.9|
|Stats at NFL.com|
BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a running back who is currently a free agent. Green-Ellis played college football at Ole Miss and has played professionally for the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals.
College Career[edit | edit source]
Recruited out of St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, Green-Ellis played his first two years of college football for the Indiana Hoosiers. In his first year at Indiana, Green-Ellis ran for 983 yards on 225 carries with 7 touchdowns. In his sophomore year, Green-Ellis ran for 794 yards on 231 carries with 5 touchdowns as part of a running back tandem with Chris Taylor.
After Indiana head coach Gerry DiNardo was fired and replaced by Terry Hoeppner, Green-Ellis transfered to the Ole Miss Rebels of the SEC. As part of transfer rules, Green-Ellis sat out the 2005 season. In his two years at Ole Miss, Green-Ellis gained 2137 yards on 464 carriers with 13 touchdowns. In his 2006 season as a junior, Green-Ellis was named a first team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.
Profesional Career[edit | edit source]
New England Patriots[edit | edit source]
Green-Ellis was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 30, 2008 but resigned to the team's practice squad a day later. On October 11, he was added to the team's active roster.
Cincinnati Bengals[edit | edit source]
On March 21, 2012, Green-Ellis signed a 3 year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. On September 23, 2012, for the first time in his 5 year career, Green-Ellis recorded a fumble in a game against the Washington Redskins. Green-Ellis would fumble twice more during the season.