#23 Michael "Tiger" Ellison
|HOMETOWN||Columbus, Ohio (Walnut Ridge / Ohio Univ.)|
2007 (So): - Was key to a BSU return game that stood out as one of the best in the NSIC in 2006... The Beavers were tops in the league with a 12.1 punt return average while they ranked third returning kicks an average of 17.6... Averaged 14.4 yards per return fielding a team-high 15 kicks as a sophomore... Registered 14 solo tackles and 6 assisted tackles for a total of 20 stops while adding a pass break up in nine games for the Beavers... posted a career-best five tackles in a 27-3 victory over MSU Moorhead.
2006 (Fr) - Played in 12 games as a freshman on both defense and special teams. Finished with 13 total tackles (12 solo), two interceptions and two blocked kicks... As a kick returner, averaged 12.8 yards per attempt... In four returns posted a long of 16 yards at MSU Moorhead (9/16). Grabbed his first career interception in a win vs. Minn., Crookston (9/23)... Recorded two tackles (2 solo) and blocked a kick at Northern State (9/30)... Blocked a kick at Concordia-St. Paul... Four tackles (4 solo) and an interception at Concordia-St. Paul.
Prior to BSU: Transferred to Bemidji State after redshirting at NCAA Division I Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Personal: Michael “Tiger” Ellison... Born Nov. 26, 1986... Son of Michael and Rosemary Ellison... Has chosen sport management as a major field of study.
Tackles: 5 vs. MSU Moorhead (9/15/07); Solo Tackles: 4 vs. Upper Iowa (11/10/06); Assists: 3 at Wayne State (10/14/06), 3 vs. MSU Moorhead (9/15/07); Interceptions: 1, two times; Kick Return: 36 yards at Minnesota Duluth (9/1/07).