Spring game is scheduled for next Saturday, April 6 at 1 pm
The chore of filling three starting positions left by graduation has gone pretty smooth
Blankenship pleased with scrimmage
Cooler temperature greets Hurricane team this morning
Five TU players named to preseason all-conference team by Blue Ribbon
Tulsa - A returning letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 22 career games and has 20 career starts . . . signed with Tulsa in February 2009, but gray-shirted . . . enrolled at Tulsa for the 2010 spring semester . . . 2011 - Started the first 11 games of the season . . . suffered a season-ending knee injury against UTEP, and missed the next two games against Houston and BYU . . . graded 96-percent vs. North Texas on 51 plays . . . 2010 - Played in 11 games and started nine contests . . . earned Conference USA all-freshman team honors . . . played a total of 825 snaps . . . did not play at Houston and Hawai'i . . . did not start against Notre Dame, but played 56 snaps . . . did not start against UTEP, but played 83 snaps . . . had a high grade of 87-percent at SMU, and a season-best six knockdowns against UCA . . . played in his first collegiate game as a starter against East Carolina in the season opener . . . missed most of the Oklahoma State game after suffering an injury . . . Overall - Had a solid 2012 season until suffering a season-ending knee injury . . . a well-rounded player with good run and pass skills . . . big and physical player with experience . . . possesses good size . . . missed spring drills due to rehabilitation from his knee injury . . . a versatile player who can play guard and tackle.
High School - Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Lawton MacArthur High School . . . played nose guard on defense and tackle on offense . . . helped his team advance to the Class 5A semifinals both his junior and senior seasons, and to the state championship game as a sophomore . . . his MacArthur team posted a three-year record of 32-8 . . . played in only eight games as a senior due to injury . . . received a three-star rating by Rivals.com . . . Oklahoma's 35th-ranked prospect by Rivals.com . . . also ranked as the No. 78th offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com . . . was named second-team all-state as an offensive lineman by The Oklahoman as a senior . . . was named the District Lineman of the Year his senior season . . . high school coach was Ernie Manning.
Personal - Enjoys fishing and hunting . . . lists the St. Louis Rams as his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite NFL player is St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, while his favorite professional athlete is former NBA star Michael Jordan . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is rugby . . . favorite movie is Step Brothers . . . his favorite sports movie is Friday Night Lights . . . his biggest sports thrill and most memorable event was defeating Notre Dame in 2010 . . . his favorite food is Mexican . . . favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas . . . lists Chris Farley as the person, dead or alive, that he would most like to meet . . . father is Steven Ellis, stepdad is Craig Cartmill and mother is Marcy Cartmill . . . majoring in business management . . . born March 1, 1991 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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