Former Ohio State Tight End Jeff Ellis Passes

Former Ohio State Tight End Jeff Ellis Passes

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Former Ohio State Tight End Jeff Ellis Passes


Former Ohio State tight end Jeff Ellis passed away at his home in Roseville, California last week.


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Former Ohio State Tight End Jeff Ellis Passes

We’ve lost another in the Buckeye family.

Former tight end Jeff Ellis — who was recruited to Ohio State by Earle Bruce, and who was a part of the transition to the John Cooper years — passed away last week at his home in Roseville, California according to an article appearing in the Columbus Dispatch.

Ellis had been battling pancreatic cancer for 2.5 years and was 50 years old at the time of his death.

He had a productive career afrom 1988 to 1990, but a knee injury suffered in 1989 slowed his abilities. He had 40 catches and two TDs his sophomore season, but just thirty more the rest of his time in Columbus after the knee injury, and finished with 70 catches for 863 yards and five touchdowns when his career at Ohio State reached the finish line.

Ellis was a highly recruited tight end out of Louisville, Kentucky and son of former heavyweight world boxing champion Jimmy Ellis.

Rest in peace Jeff and thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

 

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