Football Operations

Devale Ellis

Director of Player Personnel

Ellis played 3 years in the NFL and used every open opportunity to work on his craft as an entertainer. Coaches ranted and raved about his ridiculous work ethic but also couldn’t help but notice that every time the camera was in the locker room it ended up at his locker. He was a regular on Roy Williams’ weekly pre-game show and showed off his personality with his dance moves. Hosting his own segment called “Do you have a TD Dance?” 


Upon deciding to retire from football after a short stint with the Cleveland Browns in 2009, Ellis spent the better part of 2010 planning his wedding to his college sweetheart Khadeen Joseph then quickly reached out to a former colleague at Hofstra, Jared Greenburg at MSG Varsity. 


Moving back to Brooklyn inspired Devale and his younger brother Brian to give back to the city that raised them and founded their own company, of which he is the CEO and President. Elite Prototype Athletics Inc.was designed to educate and train athletes to enhance speed, strength and conditioning with a position specific foundation. The program not only teaches sports related techniques—instead Elite Prototype Athletics works to encompass all tools needed to succeed in various aspects of life.