BenJarvus Green-Ellis
BenJarvus Green-Ellis


New Orleans, La.

High School:
St. Augustine

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215



After playing two years in the Big Ten Conference, has shown that he's capable of doing a good job against top-flight competition ... Ended the spring as the starter at tailback ... Has been a tremendous asset since joining the Rebels in January of 2005 when he transferred from Indiana ... Had to sit out the 2005 season due to the NCAA transfer rule ... Worked extremely hard in the weight room as well as on the field ... Has extensive running back skills and is a player who can pick up the blitz on pass protection, catch the ball out of the backfield and run the ball between the tackles as well as the perimeter ... Is a physical blocker ... Fewer players have ever arrived at Ole Miss with higher expectations ... Tough, hard-nosed tailback who can be counted on as an every-down back ... Dedicated player who wants to excel at the highest level ... Could also figure on special teams as a kickoff returner ... Named to Maxwell Award Watch List ... Distinguished by Athlon as one of the nation's "Five Key Transfers" and third among the "Top 20 SEC Impact Newcomers" ... Listed by as No. 4 among the "30 Top Transfers to Watch Out For" in 2006 ... Recognized by Lindy's magazine as one of the nation's top five impact major-college transfers ... Rated No. 9 on Bruce Feldman/ ESPN list of Top 10 transfers ... Named SEC Newcomer of the Year by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook ... Received preseason second team All-SEC accolades from the Birmingham News ... Earned preseason fourth team All-SEC honors and ranked the 49th-best running back in the nation by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... Rushed 11 times for 47 yards and made two receptions in the Red-Blue Game ... Received the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award for the most improved offensive player of spring drills.

2005: Sat out the season due to the NCAA transfer rule ... Spring 2005: Transferred to Ole Miss from Indiana and participated in his first spring practice period with the Rebels ... Had 39 rushing yards on 12 carries and scored on a six-yard run in the Red-Blue game.

INDIANA (2003-2004): Earned two letters while playing at Indiana University ... As a sophomore in 2004, led Indiana with 794 yards rushing on 231 carries, with five touchdowns ... Averaged 72.2 yards per game, which ranked sixth-best in the Big Ten Conference ... Also caught 14 passes for another 80 yards ... His 32 points (five TDs and one two-point reception) ranked third on team in scoring ... His 72.2 yards of total offense was second on team behind QB Matt LoVecchio, and is 79.5 all purpose yards also ranked second on team ... Went over the 100-yard rushing mark twice during sophomore season in 2004 as he picked up 115 yards on 23 carries at Kentucky and 110 yards on 22 carries against Minnesota ... Also had 97 yards rushing on 28 carries against Central Michigan, 94 yards on 15 carries against Purdue, and 91 yards on 29 carries at Oregon ... As a true freshman in 2003, Green-Ellis exploded onto the collegiate scene, earning Big Ten All-Freshman Team recognition from The Sporting News after ranking third in the conference, averaging 98.0 rushing yards per game against Big Ten opposition ... Played in 12 games, starting three ... Finished his freshman campaign with 225 carries for 938 yards and seven touchdowns ... His 938 yards rushing were the most for a Hoosier freshman since Alex Smith ran for 1,475 yards in 1994 ... Among several productive games for Green-Ellis was a 42-carry, 203-yard performance at Penn State to join Alex Smith and Anthony Thompson as the only three freshman running backs in Indiana history to run for over 200 yards in a single game ... Also turned in a 35-carry, 155-yard effort against Purdue with a touchdown and a 25-carry, 136-yard performance with three touchdowns against Northwestern ... His first career 100-yard game was a 20-carry, 107-yard outburst against Indiana State ... Came close to hitting the 100-yard mark against both Michigan State and Illinois, carrying the ball 24 times for 90 yards against the Spartans and 25 times for 98 yards with a touchdown against the Illini.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at St. Augustine High in New Orleans, spending time at both running back and fullback ... Earned All-District recognition from The Times-Picayune and The Clarion Herald after his senior season ... All-City and All-Metro selection ... Ran for 155 yards and a touchdown in a playoff game against the third-ranked team in the state of Louisiana ... As a senior, ran for over 1,000 yards and had 12 touchdowns, despite playing in a running back rotation ... Earned three letters in football ... Coached in high school by Tyrone Payne ... Also lettered twice in track ...Won 4x100 and was All-District and All-Region.

PERSONAL: Son of Latonia Green ... Full name is BenJarvus Green-Ellis ... Born: July 2, 1985 ... Majoring in Business Management.

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