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2012 NFL Draft: Rhett Ellison

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NFL Draftee: TE/FB Rhett Ellison

Round Selected: 4th

Team: Minnesota Vikings

NFL Network 2012 NFL Draft Video


Trojans on the Vikings: LT Matt Kalil, DE Everson Griffen and OL Butch Lewis

Ellison Facts...

  • He is projected as a fullback at the professional level, but played mostly tight end at USC until switching to the backfield in the spring of 2011.
  • His father Riki Ellison was drafted in the 5th round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the 49ers.  He won two Super Bowls in San Francisco.
  • Renowned for his work ethic, Rhett Ellison had the Trojan Way Leadership award named in his honor at the annual USC football banquet.
  • Ellison joins Matt Kalil as the second Trojan taken by the Vikings in the 2012 NFL Draft.
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