Craig Ellis

Image DOB: 4 June 1975

MFC Debut: Round 4, 2002 against West Coast at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 20, 2002 against Western Bulldogs at MCG

From: Stawell/North Melbourne U19/Western Jets/Western Bulldogs, Multi-club trade

Number: 4 2002

Games: 15 (122 total)
Goals: 1 (7 total)
Career Statistics

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Initially drafted by North Melbourne as a 15-year-old, Ellis debuted in their Under 19's as a 168cm rover but by the time he went to the Western Jets Under 18's team at the abolition of the Under 19's competition he grew 22cm and became a defender.

Recruited by Footscray he debuted in 1994 but suffered from stress fractures in 1995 and considered retiring to become a pilot. Overcoming that injury he struggled with hamstring issues in 1996 but still played a key role for the Dogs at centre-half back.

One of the most improved played of 1997, he played every game for the year. By now a key part of the Dog defence, a knee operation ruined the second half of his 2000 season but he managed a full 2001 before being traded to the Demons.

Ironically the start to Ellis' Demon career was delayed two home and away games while he served a suspension from the previous season incurred for striking new captain David Neitz. After a week in the reserves he debuted with a 21 touch, 11 mark game.

Ellis was settling in as an important defender when on returning from a two week suspension he suffered a season ending knee injury against his old side in Round 20, 2002. He aimed for a comeback in 2003 but suffered further setbacks and was forced to retire at the end of that year.

2002 1510
Tribunal Record
Round 17, 2002 Striking 2 matches

Western Bulldogs

Age - 26/09/2003

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