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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Ellington, TE, Mercer University

Chris Ellington the pass catching tight end from Mercer is a big body with soft hands.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Chris Ellington
  • Mercer University
  • TE
  • 6’4”
  • 247lbs.
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Twitter: @chrellz

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 11
  • Receptions: 10
  • Receiving Yards: 97
  • YP/REC: 9.70
  • TDs: 1
via @MercerFootball (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation comes from seeing how hard my mom works and how much she sacrifices to provide for me and my family. One day soon it will be my turn to be the head of the house and take care of her.

What defines success for you?

Accomplishing goals and objectives through persistent hard work and dedication, even in times of adversity. As well as making everyone around you greater and by leaving a long lasting positive impact long after you’re gone.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

A guy that’ll have their back and go to battle for them every day, whenever and wherever.

via @chrellz (Twitter)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

Show the same level of respect to the janitor, that you would show the CEO of the company. Always be kind to others, as someone may be going through something you know nothing about. Be thankful and always remain humble.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Isaiah Buehler (Mercer University – DL – 2014-2018).

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Odell Beckham Jr.

via @chrellz (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

The Jaguars. My hometown team.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Take some time to step back and analyze the situation before you react to the given circumstance. Address all mistakes and move on from it.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

Travis Kelce.

via @MercerFootball (Twitter)

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Everything will work out how and when it’s supposed to. Just take a second and breathe.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

Ricky’s Burritos (Ricky’s Taco Shop).

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“Unbroken.”

via @chrellz (Twitter)

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Justin Bieber. Good tunes and great vibes.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Denzel Washington. He’s a legendary actor, very inspirational person, and an even greater human being.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Follower of Christ, a man who made his family proud, and a guy who lived his dreams.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

You’re getting a warrior who loves the game and wants to win at all costs.

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