Shaun Ellis, a native of Anderson, S.C., was a junior in 1998 who lined up at defensive end for the Vols. He posted 40 tackles, six tackles for loss and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
Ellis career numbers include 104 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 22 tackles for loss. He started 25 games in his career and earned All-SEC honors his senior season.
Ellis left Rocky Top destined for the NFL. He was a first round NFL Draft pick of the New York Jets in 2000. He is currently in his ninth season with the men in green. His best season to date was the 2003 campaign, where he registered 69 stops and 12.5 sacks.