James Ellison (’59) – Football
The following year – his junior year – Jim was named first team all-state all catholic …. As a high school senior, Jim started at quarterback in the first game in the school’s history ….. a 14-14 tie against Miami Tech. ….. That year – Columbus’ first — the team finished with a 3-3-1 record.
At the end of the season, Jim honored Columbus by being named first team All-City ….. he was the first All-City player in the school’s history ….. quite an distinction when you consider the names that followed Jim’s on that list. Jim received a football scholarship to the University of Miami. Today, he is retired and lives with his wife in Cutler Bay, Florida.