Utah Defensive End Jonah Elliss Named To CBS Sports All-America Team
Dec 6, 2023, 10:04 AM
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah defensive end Jonah Elliss had an incredible 2023 season that has earned him a lot of accolades, the latest being named to the CBS Sports All-America team.
The legacy athlete (son of Utah great, Luther Elliss) has played in 35 career games for the Utes with 18 starts. Originally penciled in as a linebacker, Elliss switched to defensive end for the 2022 season and hasn’t looked back.
Unfortunately, an injury cut Elliss’ 2023 campaign short, but not before cementing himself as one of the best defensive ends in the country.
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Elliss’ play in 2023 has not only earned him a spot on the CBS Sports All-America team, but finalist positions for the Lombardi Award, Lott Impact Trophy, and the Ted Hendricks Award. Additionally, Elliss was named third-team All-America from the College Football Network.
Elliss currently sits on 12 sacks for his 2023 season and ranks first in FBS in sacks per game (1.20) in his 10 total games played. Elliss also racked up 16 tackles for loss and ranks fourth in FBS in TFL per game at (1.6).
The current “Mayor of Sack Lake City” has the highest sack total for the Utes since 2019 when former defensive end Bradlee Anae totaled 13 on the year. Elliss is currently tied for seventh all-time in single-season sacks at Utah.
Elliss has produced a whopping 37 total tackles this year while also adding a forced fumble and three pass breakups. Elliss recorded a sack in four straight games and came away with multiple tackles for loss five times in 2023.
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