Spring 2021 Magazine

Former Patriots/Eagles DB Ellis Hobbs shares his story of faith and sports

Ellis Hobbs played six seasons in the NFL with the Patriots and Eagles. He was selected in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by New England and started eight of 16 games his rookie season.

In 2007, Hobbs started all 16 games for a Patriots team that went undefeated (16-0) in the regular season and won the AFC championship before losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

He was a prolific kick returner during his six seasons, averaging more than 26 yards per return and returning three kicks for touchdowns.

Two years later, in 2009, Ellis was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played two seasons before a neck injury ended his career. He announced his retirement from the NFL in 2011 at the age of 28.

Ellis is a follower of Jesus Christ and shared his Christian testimony with The Increase.

This is his story.

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