Keith Ellison (born February 6, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.
Ellison attended Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California and was a student and a standout in football and basketball. In football, he played quarterback, linebacker and safety, and as a senior, he was named the Bay League's Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-California Interscholastic Federation selection. In basketball, he was a four-year letterman and starter. Keith Ellison graduated from Redondo Union High School in 2002.
He played college football at Oregon State University, and was drafted in the 6th round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 178th overall pick.