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Joey Elliott
No. 12     BC Lions
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-08-02) August 2, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth: Evansville, Indiana
High School: Harrison High School
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2010)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2009 Purdue Captain
  • 2× CFL Player of the Week
Career CFL statistics as of 2012
Completions     215
Attempts     371
Yards     2,623
Touchdowns     7
Interceptions     15
Stats at CFL.ca

Joseph Preston Elliott (born August 2, 1986) is an American football quarterback currently playing for the BC Lions. He also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League for 3 seasons. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Purdue.

Early yearsEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Joey Elliott
QB
Evansville, Indiana Harrison High School Expression error: Unexpected < operator.|(Script error)|Expression error: Unexpected < operator. }} cm) Expression error: Unexpected < operator.|(Script error)|Expression error: Unexpected < operator. }} kg) 4.63 Jul 2,
2004 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 21 (QB)   Rivals: 18 (QB), 5 (IN)
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:

Elliott committed to Purdue University on July 2, 2004.[1] Elliott also received FBS scholarship offers from Indiana and Washington State.[2]

College careerEdit

Elliott played college football at Purdue. He was named co-captain for the 2009 season.[3] He was a 3-time Academic All-Big Ten and was a member of the 2007 Motor City Bowl-winning team over Central Michigan.

StatisticsEdit

Elliott's statistics are as follows:[4]

  Passing Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2006 Purdue 3 133.5 10 6 60.0 72 1 1 3 9 0
2007 Purdue 4 111.1 24 13 54.2 147 1 1 2 5 0
2008 Purdue 3 98.7 15 8 53.3 81 0 0 7 13 1
2009 Purdue 12 131.1 433 267 61.7 3,026 22 13 87 268 4
Totals 22 129.2 482 294 61.0 3,326 24 15 99 295 5

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Elliott was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2010.[5] He was waived on June 10.[6]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Elliott was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on July 20, 2010. On October 23, 2010, Elliott saw his first game action after both the starting and second string quarterbacks were knocked out the game due to injury. He started the last two games of the season for the Blue Bombers, both losses.

He began the 2011 season as the second string quarterback, but suffered a season-ending injury in the third game of the season.

In August 2012, Elliot was named the Blue Bombers starting quarterback. In his first start on Aug. 16, the Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by a score of 32–25. He completed 33 of 43 passes for 406 yards and a touchdown, becoming the first Blue Bomber quarterback to throw for over 400 yards since 2009, and was named the CFL’s Offensive Player of the Week twice.[7]

Elliott was released by the Blue Bombers on March 26, 2013.[8]

BC LionsEdit

On May 24, 2013, Elliott was signed by the BC Lions as one of their quarterbacks.[9] He was released on September 5, 2013, having not played in any regular season game with the Lions, [10] but was re-signed on September 18, 2013.[11]

StatisticsEdit

  Passing   Rushing
Year Team Games Started Att Comp Pct Yards TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg Long TD Fumb
2010 WPG 13 2 73 35 47.9 435 2 3 58.9 9 66 7.3 33 0 0
2011 WPG 3 0 18 10 55.6 87 0 0 68.5 2 8 4.0 4 0 0
2012 WPG 17 7 280 170 60.7 2101 5 12 72.1 19 134 7.1 23 1 1
CFL totals 33 9 371 215 58.0 2623 7 15 69.3 30 208 6.9 30 1 1

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Curtis Painter
Purdue Boilermakers Starting Quarterbacks
2009
Succeeded by
Robert Marve