Ezekiel Elijah Elliott (born July 22, 1995) is an American football running back for the
Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State,
where he earned second-team All-America honors in 2015. Elliott was drafted by the Cowboys fourth overall in the 2016 NFL
Draft. As a three-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro selection, he led the league in rushing yards in 2016 and 2018.
No. 21 – Dallas Cowboys Position: Running back
Born: July 22, 1995 (age 27) Alton, Illinois Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
High school: John Burroughs School (Ladue, Missouri) College: Ohio State (2013–2015) NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Dallas Cowboys (2016–present) Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards 3× Pro Bowl (2016, 2018, 2019) First-team All-Pro (2016) Second-team All-Pro (2018)
PFWA All-Rookie Team (2016) 2× NFL rushing yards leader (2016, 2018) CFP national champion (2014)
CFP National Championship Offensive MVP (2014) Chicago Tribune Silver Football (2015)
Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year (2015) Ameche–Dayne Running Back of the Year (2015)
Second-team All-American (2015) First-team All-Big Ten (2015)
James E. Sullivan Award (2014) Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2022
Rushing yards: 7,564 Rushing average: 4.5 Rushing touchdowns: 57
Receptions: 291 Receiving yards: 2,339 Receiving touchdowns: 12
Elliott bought his parents Dawn and Stacy Elliott a new house after signing his rookie contracts.
He studied marketing at Ohio State University. He was good friends with fellow Buckeye teammate Kosta Karageorge,
who was a walk-on defensive end. Karageorge received national attention when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Elliott was surprised by the death of his friend. "Our hearts dropped," he told ESPN
. "It was just a hard moment for all of us. For me, personally, that was my first time losing someone that I was very close with."
In August 2020, Elliott became a shareholder of OnCore Golf Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of golf balls based in Buffalo, New York.
In May 2021, Elliott was cited by police after one of his dogs bit and injured two people in his Frisco neighborhood.