Ezekiel Elliott Biography

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Ezekiel Elliott

Quick Facts Of Ezekiel Elliott

Celebrated Name Ezekiel Elliott
Age 23 Years
Nick Name Ezekiel
Birth Name Ezekiel Elijah Elliott
Birth Date 1995-07-22
Gender Male
Profession Rugby Player
Place Of Birth Alton, Illinois
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father Stacey Elliott
Mother Dawn Elliott
Siblings 2
Sisters Lailah and Aaliyah Elliott
Horoscope Cancer
Ethnicity Black
High School John Boroughs School
University Ohio State University
Career Start 2016
Current Club Dallas Cowboys
Current City Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex
Coach Jason Garett
Body Build/Type Athletic
Height 1.83 m (6 ft)
Weight 228 lbs (103 kg)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Salary $16 million
Net Worth $12 million
Marital Status Unmarried
Position Running Back
Shirt Number 21
Debut Club Dallas Cowboys
Education Studied marketing at Ohio State University

Ezekiel Elijah Elliot popularly known as Ezekiel Elliot is an American professional football player. He plays for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He plays as the running back and wears shirt number 21. Dallas Cowboys drafted him with fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In his rookie season in the NFL, he led the league in the rushing yards. He was also invited to the Pro Bowl following his performance in the rookie season. 

Best Known For

  • He is the two times NFL rushing yards leader (2016 and 2018)
  • He was invited to the Pro Bowl (2016 and 2018)

Early Life of Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliot was born on 22 July 1995. His birth name is Ezekiel Elijah Elliot. He was born to a Stacy Elliott, father, and Dawn Elliott, mother. He was born in Alton, Illinois in the United States. He holds American nationality. He has two siblings, two sisters named Lailah and Aaliyah Elliott. His ethnicity is black. His zodiac sign is Cancer. His father was a linebacker for the Missouri football team, whereas his mother was a high school state champion in three sports. He attended John Boroughs School in Ladue, Missouri. After graduating from high school, he attended Ohio State University, where he studied marketing.

Collegiate career of Ezekiel Elliott

In 2013, he signed with Ohio State University and played for the Buckeyes. At the end of his three seasons at Ohio State, he finished the Ohio State with 3,961 rushing yards, 43 rushing touchdowns, and 449 receiving yards and one touchdown. 

His performance for the Buckeyes' win against the Wisconsin Badgers qualified Ohio State for their first-ever College Football Playoff.

He was named the Offensive MVP of both the 2015 Sugar Bowl and the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Professional Career of Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys selected Elliot in the first round with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year rookie contract with the Cowboys reportedly for $24.9 million with a $16.3 million signing bonus. 

He became the starting running back ahead of veterans Alfred Moris and Darren McFadden in his rookie season. 

He finished his rookie season as the NFL's top rusher with 1,631 yards and third with 15 touchdowns. 

His success in his first season earned him a First-team All-Pro place.

He earned his first Pro Bowl joining Dak Prescott as the first running back and quarterback duo in NFL history to be selected.

He was suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the personal conduct policy. He was accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend on five occasions in 2016.

During the suspension, he went to Mexico, trained and rehabbed his hamstrings and returned after reinstatement.

He rushed career fourth 200 plus yards against Atlanta Falcons in November 2018 and tied with DeMarco Murray and Emmitt Smith for most over 200 in franchise history.

Awards and Achievements of Ezekiel Elliott

2014 CFP national champion

2014 Big Ten Champion

2014 James E. Sullivan Award

2015 Sugar Bowl Offensive MVP

2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Offensive MVP

2015 Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year

2015 Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year

2015 Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten.

2015 Second Team All-American

2015 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

2015 Big Ten Most Valuable Player

2016 PFWA All-Rookie Team

2016 First-Team All-Pro

2016 FedEx Ground Player of the Year

Two Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2018

NFL rushing yards leader twice in 2016 and 2018

Four Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Personal Life of Ezekiel Elliott

The young and aspiring running back is reportedly single. No rumors regarding his affairs have surfaced in the media. The 23-year old is focused on his NFL career.

After signing his rookie contract with the Cowboys, he bought his parents a new house. He was good friends with fellow Buckeye teammate Kosta Karageorge. Karageorge committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Body Measurement of Ezekiel Elliott

The 23-years old aspiring running back stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 228 lbs i.e. 103 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has maintained his body well. He has brown eyes and his hair color is black.

Net Worth of Ezekiel Elliott

The 23-years old young running back for the Cowboys has a long way to go. His performance in the NFL has earned him wide recognition. Starting his NFL career, he signed a four-year rookie contract with the Cowboys reportedly for $24.9 million with a $16.3 million signing bonus in 2016. His reported annual salary is $16 million. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at around $12 million. 

Did You Know?

  • His parents were collegiate athletics.
  • His maternal grandfather was also a basketball player at Drake University.
  • He was a three sports star, football, basketball, and track.
  • At the high school, he was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Offensive Player of the year in 2012.
  • For his outstanding performance in the track and filed, he was named the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year in the state of Missouri.
  • Scout.com ranked him a four-star recruit and number 9. running back in the nation in 2013.
  • He played in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
  • His parents wanted him to enroll at the University of Missouri, he enrolled at the Ohio State University.
  • He was the first running back to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • He became only the Cowboy rookie to rush for over 100 yards in a playoff game. It was his career first playoff game against Green Bay Packers.

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