Ezekiel Elliott   #21 RB

Height: 6-0   Weight: 228   Age: 22

Born: 7/22/1995 Alton , IL

College: Ohio State

Experience: 2nd season

High School: John Burroughs School [St. Louis, MO]

CAR

191

YDS

783

AVG

4.1

TDS

7

Draft 2016

Pick No.4

Selected By: Dallas Cowboys

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 4 (4)

Pick Analysis: Elliott's dad, Stacy, played linebacker for the Missouri Tigers and was on the unfortunate end of the infamous "fifth down" play in which Colorado scored a game-winning touchdown (which might not have crossed the goal line) after officials in charge of the down markers failed to mark a play. "Zeke" has had much more success than heartbreak during his athletic career, however. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch High School Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, Elliott also had the speed to win four state titles in track and field (100 meters, 200 meters, 110 high hurdles, and 300 hurdles). He contributed as a reserve in his freshman year in Columbus (30-262, two TD rushing) before hitting it big in 2014, finishing with three straight 200-yard games, including two against Alabama which (scoring six times in those two contests) helped the Buckeyes win the national title. Elliott carried forth the momentum from the end of his honorable mention All-Big Ten sophomore year into 2015, when he received the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award (1,821 yards, 23 TD rushing; 27-206 receiving) and second-team All-American notice from the Associated Press and USA Today. Unfortunately, Ohio State's home loss to Michigan State on a terrible weather day, in which Elliott received only 15 carries (complaining to the media afterwards about his lack of totes), prevented the team from defending its title in the College Football Playoff. His 149-yard, four touchdown effort against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl put a happy ending on his career, however, allowing him to finish second all-time in rushing yards for the storied Buckeyes program.

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  1. Cowboys pick Ezekiel Elliott No. 4 in 2016

    Published: April 28, 2016 at 08:47 p.m.

    The Dallas Cowboys draft Ohio State running back No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  2. Ezekiel Elliott's draft journey in photos

    Published: April 30, 2016 at 12:02 a.m.

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  3. Elliott: 'I'm going to work to be the best running back'

    Published: April 30, 2016 at 08:50 a.m.

    NFL Network's Stacey Dales goes 1-on-1 with newest Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected No. 4 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  4. Ezekiel Elliott and Jaylon Smith to impact Cowboys

    Published: April 29, 2016 at 11:01 p.m.

    Take a look at some highlights of the newest members of the Dallas Cowboys, running back Ezekiel Elliott and linebacker Jaylon Smith.

  5. Ezekiel Elliott: 'I'm coming to Dallas to win a Super Bowl'

    Published: April 28, 2016 at 08:47 p.m.

    Ezekiel Elliott reacts to being selected No. 4 overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  6. Ezekiel Elliott family pep talk

    Published: April 28, 2016 at 11:32 p.m.

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  7. 2016 Combine workout: Ezekiel Elliott

    Published: March 14, 2016 at 12:04 p.m.

    Watch Ohio State University running back Ezekiel Elliott workout at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

  8. First Draft: Ezekiel Elliott

    Published: March 3, 2016 at 07:00 p.m.

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  9. 2015 College Highlights: Ezekiel Elliott

    Published: Feb. 19, 2016 at 09:44 p.m.

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