Henry Ellard


Position: Wide Receivers

Henry Ellard is a 16-season NFL veteran who played wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams (1983–1993), Washington Redskins (1994–1998), and New England Patriots (1998). The 32nd-overall pick in the 1983 draft, Ellard made the Pro Bowl three times in his career and even let the league in receiving yards in 1988. In his career, Ellard totalled 814 receptions for 13,777 yards and 65 touchdowns. After his playing career Ellard coached atat h alma mater Fresno State in 2000 before returning to the Rams, now in St. Louis, as a coach from 2001-2008. Following his stint with the Rams, Ellard coached for the New York Jets (2009-2011) and New Orleans Saints (2012-2014).

At the time of his retirement from professional football, Ellard held Rams' team records for career receptions (593), receiving yards (9,761), 100-yard games (26), punt return average (11.3), and total offense (11,663). Counting return yardage, he gained 15,718 total yards in his career. At the time of retirement, his 13,777 receiving yards ranked third all-time in NFL history.

Ellard was known for using his height and jumping ability to get to high passes, his leadership, and his superior skills as a route runner.

He now helps football players become better at Football University.

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