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Clarence Ellis
Born: (1950-02-11) February 11, 1950 (age 73)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Career information
CollegeNotre Dame
NFL draft1972 / Round: 1 / Pick 15
Career history
As player
1972–1974Atlanta Falcons
Career highlights and awards
HonorsAll-American (1971)

Clarence Ellis (born February 11, 1950) is a former American football safety who played for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). He was the Falcons' first pick in the 1972 NFL Draft.[1]

He played college football at Notre Dame, where he was an All-American and part of the Fighting Irish team that defeated the previously undefeated Texas Longhorns in the 1971 Cotton Bowl game.


  1. ^ Poretz, Art, ed. (1974). Illustrated Digest of Pro Football. New York: Stadia Sports Publishing. p. 10.