Former FIU receiver Greg Ellingson caught a 93-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Henry Burris with 1:11 left in the CFL's Eastern Final on Sunday to send the Ottawa Redblacks to the Grey Cup. Ellingson, who played at FIU from 2007-10, had five receptions for 186 yards and the game-winning touchdown. Ottawa will play the Edmonton Eskimos for the CFL championship next Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
Ellingson had a terrific 2015 regular season finishing sixth in the CFL with 1,071 yards on 69 catches. Ellingson tied for third in the CFL with nine receiving touchdowns. Ellingson is in his third season in the CFL and first with Ottawa. Ellingson played his first two seasons with the Hamilton Ti-Cats after being in the NFL camps of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ellingson is no stranger to big catches. In the 2010 Little Caesars Bowl, Ellingson had a 20-yard reception with eight seconds left in the game to set up the game-winning field goal by Jack Griffin as FIU won its first bowl game, 34-32 over Toledo. Here is a video of Ellingson's catch from Sunday's CFL playoff game.