Plainfield’s Ellis feels like he helped start something for the Cardinals, as he heads to Delaware State

Plainfield’s Tahmir Ellis signs his National Letter of Intent to attend Delaware State University (photo submitted by Coach James Williams)

When Tahmir Ellis – a wide receiver and defensive back at Plainfield – signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play at Delaware State, it was more than just the end of his high school career, and the beginning of his college career.

He also hopes it’s the start of something good for the Cardinals.

James Williams – his head coach – hopes his encore can be just as good as his debut, after going 5-5 in 2021, the team’s best record in almost a decade.

Plainfield last had five wins in a season all the way back in 2004, when they also split ten games.

A big reason this year was Tahmir Ellis.

Ellis was the Cardinals’ top receiver in 2021; he had 38 catches for 567 yards and seven touchdowns on a team where a half-dozen different receivers all had had 150 yards or more each. Then on defense, he led the team with 81 tackles, 51 solo, adding one sack and one interception.

Click below to head Tahmir Ellis talk with Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko about his decision to go to Delaware State University, and this past season with the Cardinals:

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