Depth strong on offensive front
Hurricane players sing karaoke at Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Tulsa looks to defend title in 2013
Hurricane represented by three on offense and two on defense
Spring game is scheduled for next Saturday, April 6 at 1 pm
Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 36 career games and has 32 career starts . . . signed with Tulsa in February 2009, but gray-shirted . . . enrolled at Tulsa for the 2010 spring semester . . . chosen as a 2013 preseason all-C-USA selection by the league's coaches . . . 2012 - Played in all 14 games and started 12 contests . . . started the season opener at Iowa State . . . also started against Nicholls State, UAB, Marshall, UTEP, Rice, Arkansas, Houston, UCF twice, SMU and against Iowa State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at right guard . . . graded 91-percent vs. Houston . . . had a grade of 93-percent at UAB . . . graded 90-percent against Tulane and 88-percent vs. Fresno State . . . 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 - An all-star candidate . . . a versatile player who can play guard and tackle . . . big and physical player with experience . . . has great toughness and a nasty demeanor.
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 former All-Pro lineman Bruce Matthews . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is rugby . . . favorite movie is Step Brothers . . . his favorite sports movie is Friday Night Lights . . . the one word to best describe himself is "funny" . . . if he could play a role in any movie it would be Will Farrell's role in Step Brothers . . . favorite musician is George Strait . . . has four younger siblings . . . father is Steven Ellis, stepmom is Alison 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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