FARGO — Former North Dakota State tight end Ben Ellefson has been elevated to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster from the practice squad for Week 1, the NFL club announced Saturday, Sept. 12.

The Jaguars released Ellefson a week ago before adding the 6-foot-3, 250-pound rookie to their practice squad.

Ellefson, from Hawley, Minn., capped his senior season with the Bison last January, helping the team to a third consecutive NCAA Division I FCS national championship.

Ellefson finished his career at NDSU with 35 receptions for 463 yards, including 16 touchdowns. That translates to 46% of Ellefson's catches at NDSU were for touchdowns.

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The Jaguars are scheduled to host the Indianapolis Colts at noon Sunday, Sept. 13, at TIAA Bank Field.

Former Illinois State running back James Robinson is slated to start for the Jaguars in the backfield. Robinson is a rookie who had his college career end last December in the Fargodome against the Bison in the FCS playoffs.

The 5-foot-9, 219-pound Robinson rushed for 94 yards on 24 attempts in a 9-3 loss to the Bison in the national quarterfinals. He also caught a pass for 16 yards.

Ellefson completed his career Jan. 11 in Frisco, Texas, where the Bison earned a 28-20 victory against James Madison in the national championship game. He had one catch for 15 yards in that contest. He played in 59 games while at NDSU.

Ellefson signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent after last April's NFL Draft.