Gerry Ellis was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1980 but couldn’t crack their crowded backfield. The former University of Missouri Tiger blossomed as a Packer, excelling as both a rusher and a receiver.
At 5’11”, 215-pounds, Ellis led all Packer rushes over three seasons. He was the team’s leading scorer in the 1980 season. Over seven seasons, Ellis caught 267 passes and rushed for 3,826 yards.
He scored 35 touchdowns as a Packer from 1980-’86 and ranks in the team’s top 10 as both a rusher and receiver.
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