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Encyclopedia > Ellis Hobbs
Ellis Hobbs
New England Patriots — No. 27
Date of birth May 16, 1983 (1983-05-16) (age 24)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Niagara Falls, New York
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Position(s) Cornerback
College Iowa State
NFL Draft 2005 / Round 3 / Pick 84
Career highlights
Records Longest Play (108yds)
Shares with Devin Hester and Nathan Vasher
Stats
Statistics
Teams
2005-present New England Patriots

Ellis Hobbs III (born May 16, 1983 in Niagara Falls, New York) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Iowa State University. May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa, USA. Until 1959 it was known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2005 NFL Draft, in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... This is a list of individual National Football League records. ... Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982) is a wide receiver and return specialist, who plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Nathan Vasher (born November 17, 1981 in Wichita Falls, Texas), full name Nathanial DeWayne Vasher, is an American football cornerback who plays for the Chicago Bears. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... NFL redirects here. ... The 2005 NFL Draft, in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa, USA. Until 1959 it was known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. ...

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High school career

Hobbs attended DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas, where he was a standout in football and track. In track, he participated on the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams and the long jump. On the gridiron, he starred at corner as well as running back; he ran for 1,701 yards on 233 carries with 29 touchdowns and caught 18 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns. Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Mayor Michael Hurtt [1] Area    - City 21. ...


Collegiate career

Ellis Hobbs III graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Art and Visual Communication. A three-year starter at right cornerback, he racked up 209 tackles, two sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, and 29 pass deflections during his tenure. He also found success as a kick returner, gaining 490 yards on 24 career kick returns. He earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors as a senior. Ellis III also received the Academic Athlete of the Year Award and was a finalist for Christian Athlete of the Year at ISU.


NFL career

Despite limited playing time early in the season, Hobbs made a number of contributions to the Patriots in his rookie season. A string of injuries in the Patriots secondary resulted in Hobbs starting at cornerback the final 8 games of the season. Hobbs stepped up to the challenge, snagging three interceptions, and earning 371 yards on 15 kickoff returns (including a crucial 35-yard return in the Patriots' game-winning drive against the Pittsburgh Steelers). In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ...


Hobbs struggled somewhat during his second year in the NFL, in part because of a broken wrist suffered early in the season; Hobbs, who wore a black cast for much of the season, missed a couple of games and lost his job as starter during the second half of the season. Nevertheless, he has two interceptions for the season (one in garbage time against the Vikings, which he returned 70 yards). In addition, filling in for an injured Laurence Maroney at kick returner, he returned a kick against Miami for 51 yards, and returned a kick against the Texans for 93 yards and a touchdown, the first of his career, and the first kickoff return for a touchdown by a Patriot since Bethel Johnson in 2004. Garbage time during 4th quarter of an already settled football match, the previously full stadium is now half-full and the substitutes are on the field. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Laurence Maroney (born February 5, 1985 in St. ... Bethel Johnson (born February 11, 1979, in Corsicana, Texas) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. ...


The 2006 season was a big step in the right direction for Hobbs. He won the starting cornerback job next to Asante Samuel. He played in 15 out of 16 games, however his playing time was limited at periods during the season due to a wrist inury. It is uncertain when he actually injured the wrist, but it was likely in Week 2 or 3. When he returned vs. Miami he has a small cast on his wrist. He recorded 47 total tackles, 2 interceptions and 4 passes defensed. He also recorded 14 total tackles in their three playoff games. Asante Samuel (born January 6, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


Hobbs performed well in the 2006 playoffs, breaking up several potential touchdown passes (including two in the Divisional round against the San Diego Chargers, and one in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts that the NFL admitted was incorrectly flagged as pass interference). Hobbs also returned a kickoff 80 yards in the AFC Championship Game. “Chargers” redirects here. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... In American Football pass interference is when a player interferes with an eligible receivers ability to make a fair attempt to catch a forward pass. ...


LaDainian Tomlinson let it slip out that Hobbs was the one who angered him by doing the "Lights Out" dance made famous by Shawne Merriman after the Patriots eliminated the Chargers from the playoffs in San Diego. LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Shawne Merriman (born May 25, 1984 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is an American football outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // He was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland, College Park. ...


On September 9, 2007, Hobbs broke the record for the longest kickoff return in NFL history when he ran a kickoff back 108 yards for a touchdown against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium. In doing so, he also tied Devin Hester and Nathan Vasher for the longest plays in NFL history. is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982) is a wide receiver and return specialist, who plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Nathan Vasher (born November 17, 1981 in Wichita Falls, Texas), full name Nathanial DeWayne Vasher, is an American football cornerback who plays for the Chicago Bears. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
The Call - Sports - 08/22/2005 - Pats’ Hobbs hopeful (855 words)
Hobbs was happy with his performance, but it was bittersweet for two reasons -- the Patriots lost the game and he also gave up a big play on defense that led to a 34-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Brooks to Devery Henderson.
Hobbs, a third-round draft pick, has a lot of potential and a positive attitude, but Belichick said it’s hard to evaluate him based on only a handful of plays.
Hobbs could be the frontrunner because of his explosive speed and quickness.
ESPN.com - NFL/DRAFT05/TRACKER - NFL Draft '05 - Player (209 words)
Overall: Hobbs played in all 11 games as a true freshman in 2001, which was his first season of playing DB after starring as a running back in high school.
Hobbs became a fulltime starter in 2002 and went on to start in each of his final two seasons (2003-'04) at Iowa State.
Hobbs is an undersized cornerback prospect that has continued to make significant strides in each of his first four seasons at the position.
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