2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Started four games and saw action in 11 contests ... began season on special teams and as a backup in the secondary before stepping in as the starting cornerback ... made season and career-best six tackles against San Diego State after being inserted into the game for 60-plus plays to fill in for the injured senior L.J. Jones ... started next four games before succumbing to injury at San Jose State ... registered 22 tackles, 17 solo stops, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups on the season ... in his first career start on Nov. 2 vs. Nevada, he posted three tackles and two pass breakups.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: First-team all-league and all-area selection as a senior ... helped lead East Valley High School to an 11-1 record and the Citrus Belt Conference Championship for the second-straight season ... posted 30 tackles as a senior with five interceptions, 114 yards on interception returns and 11 passes defended ... returned 15 punts for 268 yards (17.9 average) and nine kickoffs for 318 yards (35.3 average) ... as a junior he caught eight passes for 76 yards, returned 10 punts for an average of 12.7 yards and three kickoffs for a 22.3 average ... helped lead the Wildcats to a 8-3 record as a junior.
Personal: Born in Riverside, Calif. on March 14, 1993 ... son of Shon and Arthur Ellis ... has one brother, Jarrett ... sports administration major.