| Artie Ellis
6-4 · 205
Houston, Texas (Westfield)
Talented, powerful and fluid young receiver with great hands ... saw action in seven career games before sustaining a season-ending stress fracture in his shin ... had three receiving TDs in 2000 (was T-No. 2 on UT's single-season freshman chart) ... spent the 1999 season working as a redshirt.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2000)
Appeared in seven contests and caught eight passes for 77 yards and three touchdowns (was T-No. 2 on UT's single-season frosh chart) ... was sidelined for the final four games with a stress fracture in his shin ... recorded four receptions for 38 yards in the season-opener vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ... also captured a UT freshman-record with two receiving TDs in that game ... added a 21-yard TD reception against Oklahoma State ... registered a pair of catches for 14 yards against No. 10 Oklahoma ... his fourth quarter 4-yard reception on third down at Colorado helped keep a critical scoring drive alive ... Texas went on to score a TD and post a 28-14 victory in that contest ... redshirted in 1999.
Coached by David Beal at Westfield High ... tabbed a 1998 honorable mention All-USA wide receiver by USA Today ... first-team Texas 5A all-state in 1998 (AP) ... caught 167 passes for 2,669 yards and 34 TDs in three seasons ... tabbed All-Greater Houston after catching 59 passes for 963 yards and 12 TDs as a senior ... caught 70 passes for 1,026 yards and 14 TDs en route to second-team all-state honors as a junior ... had 38 receptions for 680 yards and eight TDs as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball.
Born 9/22/80 in Houston ... full name is Artie Charles Ellis ... volunteered time in the Galveston Beach Cleanup Program.
Year G/GS Rec Yds Avg. TD Long
2000 7/0 8 77 9.6 3 22/ULL
Career 7/0 8 77 9.6 3 22/ULL
Receptions: 4 (for 38 yards) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Fr.)
Receiving Yards: 38 (on four receptions) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Fr.)
TD Receptions: 2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Fr.)