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Overview

Henry Ellard

Date of birth
Jul 21, 1961

Ht: 5'11"Wt: 180 lbs.

Birthplace
Fresno, CA

Hometown
Fresno, CA

College
California State University, Fresno

High school
Herbert Hoover

Summary
Henry Austin Ellard (born July 21, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1983-1993), Washington Redskins (1994-1998), and the New England Patriots (1998). Ellard qualified for Olympic trials in 1992 with his 54.1 foot triple jump...
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Awards

NFC Champion
St. Louis Rams
2001

Coaching career
New York JetsWide Receivers Coach
Coached WRs Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and Santonio Holmes in 2010

St. Louis RamsWide Receivers Coach, Assistant Coach
Coached WRs Torry Holt who played in six (2001, 2003-2007) and Isaac Bruce who played one Pro Bowl (2001)

Fresno State FootballGraduate Assistant Coach
Worked with the receivers

Playing career
5 rec, 86 yds, 0 TD in 5 games

Washington RedskinsWide Receiver
1996: Led the NFL in avg. per rec. (19.5) --- Career: 216 rec, 3,930 yds, 17 TD

Los Angeles RamsWide Receiver, Punt Returner, Kick Returner
3 x Pro Bowl selection (1984, 1988, 1989) --- 1988 Rams MVP --- 1988: Led the NFL with 1,414 receiving yards --- Career: 593 rec, 9,761 yds, 48 TD

1982 2nd Team All-American --- 1982 PCAA Offensive Player f the Year --- Career: 138 rec, 2,947 yds, 25 TD

Trivia
  • Qualified for Olympic trials in 1992 with a 54.1 foot triple jump.
  • Was drafted in the second round (32nd overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Set a NCAA record with 1,510 receiving yards in 1982 (since been broken).
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Nicknames
Grasshopper

Family members on Fanbase
Marcus Riley (cousin)

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Wide receiver Henry Ellard #80 of the Los Angeles Rams runs up field with one of his six receptions with 91 total yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Anaheim Stadium on December 13, 1987 in Anaheim, California. The Rams won 33-00. (George...
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Wide receiver Henry Ellard #80 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball against the New York Giants during the 1984 NFC Wild Card playoff game at Anaheim Stadium on December 23, 1984 in Anaheim, California. The Giants won 16-13. (George Rose/Getty Images)
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13 Oct 1996: Wide receiver Henry Ellard #89 of the Washington Redskins hangs onto the football as he attempts to run through the diving grasp of defensive back Willie Clay #32 of the New England Patriots following a recetpion in the Redskins 27-22...
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Wide receiver Henry Ellard #80 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins during the game at Anaheim Stadium on November 20, 1983 in Anaheim, California. The Redskins won 42-20. (George Rose/Getty Images)
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Oct. 9, 1988: Los Angeles Rams receiver Henry Ellard (80) in action against the Atlanta Falcons at Fulton County Stadium. The Rams defeated the Falcons 33-0. (US Presswire)
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Nov. 13, 1988: Los Angeles Rams receiver Henry Ellard (80) in action against the New Orleans Saints at Anaheim Stadium. The Saints defeated the Rams 14-10. (US Presswire)
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Oct. 29, 1989: Los Angeles Rams receiver Henry Ellard (80) in action against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears defeated the Rams 20-10. (US Presswire)
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Updated external links for Henry Ellard
Created an external link called "Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame" for Henry Ellard.
  • Set title to "Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame".
  • Set URL to http://fresnoahof.org/inductees.html.
by rockinfish Jan 29, 2013
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Updated personal notes for Henry Ellard
Edited the personal notes for Henry Ellard.
  • Added trivia: "Inducted into the Fresno Sports Hall of Fame in 1999."
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Updated external links for Henry Ellard
Created an external link called "Fresno State Official Athletic Site - Football" for Henry Ellard.
  • Set title to "Fresno State Official Athletic Site - Football".
  • Set URL to http://www.gobulldogs.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/henry_ellard_40426.html.
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Updated external links for Henry Ellard
Created an external link called "New Orleans Saints: Henry Ellard" for Henry Ellard.
  • Set title to "New Orleans Saints: Henry Ellard".
  • Set URL to http://www.neworleanssaints.com/team/coaches/henry-ellard/7dde70c1-2168-4956-9396-59b6443e4a3c.
by rockinfish Jan 29, 2013
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Updated athletic career information for Henry Ellard
Added Henry Ellard to the 2000 Fresno State Bulldogs Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to -.
  • Set role to Graduate Assistant Coach.
Edited the career summary for Henry Ellard.
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by GoDevils95 Oct 12, 2012
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Sparano: Jets' offence will be explosive (The Canadian Press)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tony Sparano sat in front of Rex Ryan and rattled off his offensive philosophies and thoughts on how to be a winning football team. He said exactly everything the New York Jets coach needed to hear.
Yahoo! Sports, Jan 13, 2012
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Schottenheimer out in New York; Sparano hired as coordinator (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Updated Jan. 11, 2012 @ 11:59 a.m. ET Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will not return for the 2012...
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Photo: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger
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Updated athletic career information for Henry Ellard
Edited the career summary for Henry Ellard.
  • Added coach career summary for New York Jets:
    "Coached WRs Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes in 2010"
by rockinfish Jul 22, 2011
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Updated athletic career information for Henry Ellard
Edited the career summary for Henry Ellard.
  • Added coach career summary for St. Louis Rams:
    "Coached WRs Torry Holt who played in six (2001, 2003-2007) and Isaac Bruce who played one Pro Bowl (2001) "
by rockinfish Jul 22, 2011
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Schottenheimer out, Sparano in as Jets OC (The National Football Post)
Brian Schottenheimer "resigned" on Tuesday as the New York Jets offensive coordinator, releasing a...
Yahoo! Sports, Jan 11, 2012
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