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Kai Ellis
Kai Ellis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kent, Wash.

High School:
Kentridge High School

Last College:
City College of San Francisco

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
OLB

Birthdate:
08/07/1980

Experience:
1V

Washington: Nicknamed “The Creature" ... earned 2002 preseason All-Pac-10 first-team honors from The Sporting News ... back at full health after having to undergo surgery of both knees last year. 2001: Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention after transferring from City College of San Francisco in spring 2001 with quarterback Taylor Barton … appeared in eight regular-season games, starting seven … missed the USC, UCLA and Arizona games after in-season surgery on both of his knees … despite missing the three games, still ranked eighth on the team with 39 tackles … made Husky debut with team-leading 13 tackles, including one for-loss, in 23-18 season-opening win over No. 10 Michigan … earned defensive MVP honors from the coaches for his effort vs. the Wolverines.

City College of San Francisco: Named junior college Defensive Player of the Year by the California Community Colleges Football Coaches Association ... named MVP of the 2000 JC Grid-Wire National Championship game, tallying nine tackles, one sack and two blocked field goals in CCSF’s 31-13 win over Bakersfield ... was named team MVP for CCSF’s 12-0 national championship season in 2000 ... led CCSF to an unprecedented two consecutive national championships in his two seasons ... SuperPrep’s highest-rated junior college defensive player, and third-ranked juco player overall, behind CCSF teammates and fellow Husky newcomers Taylor Barton and Francisco Tipoti ... one of just five linebackers nationally to earn a perfect five-star rating from Rivals.com ... a two-time JC Grid-Wire All-American ... named California JuCo Defensive Player of the Year, Golden Gate Conference Player of the Year, and Northern California Player of the Year in 2000 ... an American ethnic studies major.

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