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GSU's breakout backup
Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison's jersey is grabbed by Savannah State defensive back Wayne Johnson As Ellison turns a second quarter run up the sidelines during Saturday's season opener at Paulson Stadium.
Who is Kevin Ellison, and is he as good as he looked in Georgia Southern’s 77-9 win over Savannah State on Saturday? Ellison is the Eagles’ backup quarterback, a redshirt freshman from Habersham Central, and yes, his performance against the Tigers was no fluke. One of three quarterbacks in his recruiting class — the others were Vegas Harley and Matt Dobson — Ellison came in with outstanding high school credentials, but for whatever reason on signing day Harley and Dobson created more buzz.