| Tampa, Florida|
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
| Florida International|
| (1988-12-30) December 30, 1988 (age 26)|
American football wide receiver
8 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Wide receiver)
Florida International University, Thomas Richard Robinson High School
Henry Burris, Brad Sinopoli, Mike Reilly, Jeremiah Masoli, Luke Tasker
Greg Ellingson Wikipedia
Greg Ellingson (born December 30, 1988) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Florida International. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans VooDoo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Storm, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was waived from the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 29, 2011.
He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the release of Tyler Shoemaker on May 22, 2012. He was subsequently released by the Bucs prior to playing in any regular season games.
Greg Ellingson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on May 30, 2013, in time for the 2013 CFL season. Ellingson led all receivers in the Tiger-Cats' second preseason game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with two catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown came on a 58-yard strike from quarterback Henry Burris in the second quarter. The Tiger-Cats won the game 52-0.
Ellingson made his CFL regular season debut on June 28 versus the Toronto Argonauts at the Rogers Centre, and finished second on the team with six catches for 120 yards. The Tiger-Cats lost the game 39-34. Ellingson's first career CFL touchdown came on July 27, 2013, when he caught a 39-yard pass from Burris in the second quarter of a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He went on to lead the Ticats in catches (5) and yards (114) in the 32 - 20 loss. Ellingson played in 12 consecutive games of the CFL season and was having an outstanding rookie campaign. He missed the final 6 games of the regular season with an injury, prior to his injury he was on pace for a 1200-yard season (66.6 yards per game). Ellingson appeared in all 3 of the Ti-Cats post-season games totaling 114 yards on 11 receptions, one of which was for a touchdown. The Tiger-Cats lost in the 101st Grey Cup to the Roughriders.
His second season in the CFL was also cut short due to injury. Ellingson only managed to play in 7 of the 18 regular season games, and also missed out on the Tiger-Cats 2 playoff games. Ellingson managed to rack up 429 receiving yards on 32 catches.
Upon entering free agency, Ellingson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on February 11, 2015. Ellingson had an exceptional 2015 CFL season, setting career highs in every major category. He played in all 18 regular season games, catching 69 passes for 1,071 yards with 9 touchdowns. In the Eastern Final Ellingson had a career day racking up 186 yards on 5 catches with 1 touchdown: His touchdown came with only 1:20 to go in the 4th quarter. On 2nd down and 25 from Ottawa's own 17 yard line, Burris flung the ball down the sideline where Ellingson caught the ball, evaded the defensive back, and ran all the way to the endzone for a 93-yard completion. The catch put the RedBlacks into their first ever Grey Cup game. Ellingson had a career season in 2016, partially because number one wide receiver Chris Williams missed the end of the season with an injury. Ellingson set personal bests in receptions (76) and yards (1,260) and was named a CFL divisional All-Star for the first time in his career.
As a pending free agent, Ellingson had a workout with the Chicago Bears of the NFL in mid-December 2016. Nevertheless, he agreed to a two-year contract with the Redblacks on February 10, 2017: The deal is reportedly worth $210,000 per season.