Ezekiel Elliott
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Successful African-American player Ezekiel Elliott is one of the more known faces in American National football – the most beloved sports in the country. He plies his trade with The Dallas Cowboys of the NFL who selected him as one of theirs in the position of running back.

Like most people in his line of work, he played football in college at Ohio State where he earned his second-team-All-America honors in 2015. After Ohio State came his time to step up to the professional football level and he did as he was drafted by his current team as their fourth overall pick in 2016.

Ezekiel Elliott’s Bio (Ethnicity)

Born on the 22nd of July 1995 in Alton, Illinois, Elliot had always been athletic coming from a rather athletic family himself, but still, he went to John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri. John Burroughs is a school known for focusing more on academics rather than sports. While at the school, Ezekiel Elliott unsurprisingly excelled at three different sports including football along with basketball and track & field. He also had occasions where he played baseball as well. In football, which is now what he is most known for, he played in the position of running back for the John Burroughs Bombers.

By the time Ezekiel Elliott was in his senior year, he had made a good mark on his school team recording a total of 3061 all-purpose yards with 50 touchdowns. He then led the team to three championship games but they lost all three of them. His impact was also felt in the other sports he was involved in as he qualified for state events in sprinting and sometimes hurdling. By the time he was leaving, he had won four different state championships and was a past Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year in 2013.

Ezekiel Elliott was rated a four-star recruit by scout.com. He was also listed as the number 9 running back in America in 2013 and he played in the U.S Army All-American Bowl. The lad opted to go to the Ohio State University after graduation. In his freshman year, he served as a backup to Carlos Hyde while also playing as a gunner on special teams. But he was also able to rush 262 yards on 30 carries and got two touchdowns. When Carlos Hyde left to enter the NFL in 2014, Ezekiel Elliott became the starter for Ohio State University’s Buckeyes.

By the time he was finishing up at Ohio State University, he had made his way to several leaderboards. Elliot was rated as having the second-best career rushing yards below Archie Griffin. This he managed to do with 3961 career rushing yards. He also managed to come away with the position of third and second most rushing yards in the season and five of the 20 top rushing yards in a game.

Ezekiel Elliott was drafted into the NFL in 2016 after being picked by his current team,  The Dallas Cowboys. He was given a four-year rookie contract offer that was worth $25 million which had a $16 million signing bonus. The offer proved to have been worth it when Ezekiel Elliott after only nine games scored a record of over 1000 yards in that season which made him the second Cowboys rookie to achieve such. In fact, he had such an excellent performance in that season that he earned his first Pro Bowl.

Net Worth

The professional American footballer has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Considering that Ezekiel Elliott’s contract with the Dallas Cowboys was worth $24.9 million and he got a $16.3 million signing bonus from it, this is not a surprising figure for such a young man.

Parents

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Ezekiel Elliott’s parents were also athletes in college. His mother is Dawn Huff who also excelled at three different sports in high school. She finally went to the University of Missouri, however, and settled on running track while there. Stacy Elliott, father of Ezekiel Elliott, unlike his wife and son, focused totally on football. He was a linebacker for the football team at the same university that his wife attended.

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Who is Ezekiel Elliott’s Girlfriend, Wife?

Ezekiel Elliott is not married neither does he have a known girlfriend presently. He was formerly linked to a woman known as Tiffany Thompson. Their relationship, however, seems to have ended on the worst possible terms. Thompson allegedly works at a nightclub and it may have been where the two met but what is clear is that they are no longer together and the reason given is alleged abuse by Ezekiel Elliott both physically and emotionally.

Height, Weight

Ezekiel Elliott stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in or 1.83 m and weighs 225 lb or 102 kg. It is, therefore, no wonder that he is compared to Edgerrin James who has been described as having a rare combination that includes athleticism, size and pass-catching, and blocking skills.

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