Ezekiel Elliott burst onto the NFL scene as a highly touted rookie in 2016. He lived up to the billing to and went on to have an awesome rookie season. Here is a look at five things you may not know about this great young running back.
Senior Track Star
As a senior in high school, Ezekiel Elliott won the state title in four different events at the Missouri Class 3 State Championships. All four titles were won in a span of approximately 2.5 hours. These titles were won in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter run, 110 high hurdles, and 300 hurdles.
Mad Men, Baseball Players, and Zeke
Ezekiel Elliott attended John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri. Other notable alumni from the same school include actress Sarah Clarke, actor Jon Hamm, actress Ellie Kemper, and Major League Baseball players Dave Sisler, Dick Sisler, and Scott Van Slyke.
That Jersey Number
Ezekiel Elliott wears jersey number 21 for the Dallas Cowboys. This number has been worn by a number of notable Cowboys in the past, including Doug Dennison, Mike Jenkins, Julius Jones, Adam Jones, Joseph Randle, and Deion Sanders.
The First Tackler
The first NFL player to tackle Ezekiel Elliott was Nat Berhe of the New York Giants. Elliott gaine one yard rushing on the play.
The First 100 Yard Game
In the third game of his rookie season in 2016, Ezekiel Elliott got his first 100 yard game. That day, a win over the Bears, saw him carry the ball 30 times for 140 yards and no touchdowns.