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Ellison drawing comparisons to Kleinsasser

MANKATO, Minn. The No. 40 looks familiar, doing many of the same things in training camp that the player wearing No. 40 for the Minnesota Vikings has done for so many years. Only for the first time in 13 years, Jim Kleinsasser isn't the one donning No. 40 for Minnesota. Kleinsasser retired following last season and his impact will likely be felt long after he's gone. But...
Via Fox Sports North
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Ellison lone Pac-12 selection on final draft day

It was quiet on the UCLA and USC fronts on Friday with respect to the NFL Draft. There were a few players drafted that played in high school locally, including San Diego State's Ronnie Hillman, who during his time at La Habra was dubbed "The Reggie Bush of Orange County." Hillman was taken with the 67th overall pick by the Denver Broncos. As the draft wrapped...
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings' Spielman wheels, deals in first draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Southern California tight end Rhett Ellison was out enjoying his Saturday, spending time with family when he received a call from the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota took Ellison with its second pick in Saturday's fourth round of the NFL draft, the 128th overall selection. Ellison wasn't one of the nervous-type college players waiting anxiously for a phone...
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Makes Surprise Selection in 4th Round With Rhett Ellison

Photo Credit: In a surprising turn of events, the Minnesota Vikings decided to draft a fullback in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.  The move was head-turning to say the least, considering fullbacks rarely get taken this early and the team typically doesn’t place very much value on the position. The great thing about Rhett Ellison is that he’s 6’4″, 251...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings take TE Ellison with 2nd 4th-rounder

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Southern Cal tight end Rhett Ellison with their second fourth-round selection. The 250-pound Ellison can also play fullback and could be a replacement for Jim Kleinsasser, the long-time Vikings battering ram who retired after the season. Ellison caught 21 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans last season. He was taken with...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

USC Pro Day: Rhett Ellison

USC tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison talks about the Trojans' ProDay, his NFL Combine experience and more in this video interview with SCPlaybook.
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Will Test Trojan Tight Ends

Xavier Grimble and USC's tight ends are looking to fill the void left by the versatile Rhett Ellison. They're hoping that by putting in the work this spring, it will prepare them well for fall.
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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