Elliott Jr. invited to NFL mini-camp: Bloomsburg running back gets chance with Arizona Cardinals

Courtesy of, Sports Information

     BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Former Bloomsburg University football standout Lawrence Elliott Jr. (Utica, N.Y./Thomas R. Proctor) has been invited to participate in the Arizona Cardinals’ rookie mini-camp as announced by multiple sources late Saturday night. The mini-camp is scheduled for May 12 through May 14.

     Elliott Jr. finished a brilliant four-year career with the Huskies last November. He was named to the Don Hansen All-Super Region One First Team and was an All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Second Team selection after his senior season. With his All-Conference honor this past year, Elliott Jr. became a four-time All-PSAC Eastern Division member after earning Second Team accolades as a return specialist in 2013 and 2014 and First Team honors at running back in 2015.

     He was also a Division II Conference Commissioners’ Association All-Super Region 1 First Team honoree in 2015 and was listed on the NFL Draft Bible.com’s 2017 NFL Draft Watch List. Elliott Jr. was also listed in Lindy’s Football Annual as a Second Team Preseason All-American prior to his senior season.


Elliott. Jr. finished his collegiate career in Bloomsburg with 2,613 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns. He scored 20 touchdowns last season, which led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).


     Last season, Elliott Jr. ranked fourth in the PSAC with 1,014 rushing yards and led the conference with 20 rushing touchdowns in his final season with the Huskies. He was also fourth on the team with 14 receptions for 189 yards. The senior ended with 1,546 all-purpose yards (140.5 per game) to finish eighth in the league in that category.

     He closed out the season, and his career, with a season-high 167 yards rushing at 11th-ranked IUP to extend Bloomsburg’s streak of having a 1,000-yard rusher to seven consecutive seasons.

     He also became the fourth player in school history to record 5,000 career all-purpose yards – joining Franklyn Quiteh (7,964 from 2010-13), Jamar Brittingham (6,867 from 2004-07), and Irv Sigler (5,264 from 1994-97) as the only players in Bloomsburg history to achieve the milestone. He is also the only player in history to have at least 500 career yards in the four main all-purpose yardage categories – rushing, receiving, kickoff returns, and punt returns.

     Elliott Jr. finished his four-year career with 2,613 career rushing yards, 602 career receiving yards, 1,448 career kickoff return yards, and 538 career punt return yards while totaling 33 career touchdowns.