Ezekiel Elliott is a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He currently holds the running back position for the Dallas Cowboys. Elliot is a two-time Pro Bowler and a two-time NFL rushing yards leader.
Born on July 22, 1995 in Illinois, Elliott has an athletic pedigree and played baseball, track, basketball, and football while attending John Burroughs School. He then attended Ohio State University where he received many individual awards for his football prowess. In the 2016 NFL Draft, he was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys.
In his first season, he was ranked fourth among all the running backs in the league. He was named into his first career Pro Bowl and was voted by his peers as the 7th top player in the NFL. Elliot’s performance in the 2017 season was hampered by his suspension and he went down to rank 54 in the Top 100 Players of 2018.
During the 2018 season, he became the fastest to reach 25 touchdowns on the ground in the franchise. Elliot also won the rushing title for the second time. His current statistics are 4,048 rushing yards, 4.7 yards per carry, 28 rushing touchdowns, 1,199 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, and 135 receptions.
• 2-time Pro Bowl (2016, 2018)• First-team All-Pro (2016)• Second-team All-Pro (2018)• 2-time NFL rushing yards leader (2016, 2018)• PFWA All-Rookie Team (2016)• CFP national champion (2014)• Big Ten champion (2014)• James E. Sullivan Award (2014)• Big Ten Most Valuable Player (2015)• Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (2015)• Second-team All-American (2015)• First-team All-Big Ten (2015)