Luther Elliss

Infobox NFLretired


position=Defensive tackle
number=94
birthdate=birth date and age|1973|3|22
Mancos, Colorado
debutyear=1995
finalyear=2004
draftyear=1995
draftround=1
draftpick=20
college=Utah
teams=
* Detroit Lions (1995-2003)
* Denver Broncos (2004)
stat1label=Sacks
stat1value=29
stat2label=Games
stat2value=134
stat3label=Seasons
stat3value=10
nfl=ELL756043
highlights=
* 2x Pro Bowl selection (1999, 2000)
* 1x All-Pro selection (1999)

Luther John Elliss (born March 22, 1973 in Mancos, Colorado) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the Detroit Lions for 8 seasons before he was released in 2003. He played for the Denver Broncos for one season, before retiring in 2004. In his time in the NFL, he was a two time Pro Bowler after the 1999 and 2000 seasons. His nickname during his time in Detroit was "Pass Rushing Luther".

College career

Elliss was selected first team All Western Athletic Conference defensive lineman from 1992-1994 at the University of Utah Utes. In 1994, he was selected Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and was also named All American.


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