Ezekiel Elliott
#21 Running Back

Ezekiel Elliott

Height / Weight
6'0" / 228 lbs
Born
Jul 22, 1995 (25)
College
Ohio State
NFL Draft
2016: Rd. 1, No. 4 (DAL)
NFL Career
5th Season
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$48 Million
SEASON STATS
2020
AVG
4.0
-0.5
YDS/G
65.3
-19.5
LNG
31
-2
YDS/G
22.5
-3.7
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Ezekiel Elijah Elliott
Nickname: Zeke
Place of Birth: Alton, Illinois
Education: Ohio State
Parents: Dawn, Stacy Elliott
Spouse: Halle Woodard

Ezekiel Elliott Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

Ezekiel Elliott is the running back for the Dallas Cowboys.

Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys in 2016 and has been a playmaker in the NFL since day one. Now among the elite running backs in the NFL, many could argue that Elliott is the best pure runner in the NFL.

His ability to turn no gains and small gains into bigger positive plays is what makes him one of the most dangerous running backs in the league.

Ezekiel Elliott Football Career

Ezekiel Elliott High School Career (John Burroughs School)

Ezekiel Elliott was a three-sport star in Ladue, Missouri at John Burroughs School. He excelled in football, track and basketball. During his junior year in 2012, Elliott was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Offensive player of the year after he rushed for 1,802 yards and scored 40 total touchdowns. In his senior season, he totaled 3,061 all-purpose yards and upped his touchdown total to 50. 

On top of his football achievements, Elliott was an exceptional track runner. He was a state qualifier in both sprinting and hurdling. He won four state titles. Elliott was named the Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year for the state of Missouri.

Ezekiel Elliott College Career (Ohio State Buckeyes)

Despite pressure to sign at his parents alma-mater, Missouri, Elliott elected to attend Ohio State. As a true freshman, Elliott ran for 262 yards on just 30 carries. In his sophomore year, Elliott became Ohio State’s number one running back. He led the Buckeyes to the first ever College Football Playoff. In the Championship Game against Oregon, Elliott ran for 246 yards and scored four touchdowns. He was named Offensive MVP of the game.

In his junior season, Elliott started off with 100+ rushing yards in his first 10 games. He rushed for 274 yards against Indiana, the second-most ever by an Ohio State player. During his junior season, Elliott announced he would be entering the 2016 NFL Draft. He finished his career second all-time in rushing yards (3,961) and fourth all-time in rushing touchdowns (43).

Ezekiel Elliott NFL Career

Entering the 2016 NFL Draft, Ezekiel Elliott was considered one of the most dynamic backs of the last decade. The Dallas Cowboys selected him with the fourth overall pick.

Elliott immediately stepped in as the Cowboys leading running back. During his rookie season, Elliott rushed for 1,631 yards, which led the entire NFL. It was also the third-most by a rookie in NFL history. Elliott finished the season with 15 touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl as well as First-Team All-Pro.

In his second season, Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. However, the suspension was put on hold following his appeal. Eventually the suspension ended up landing, but not until November. Zeke eventually served his suspension and didn’t return until Week 16. He finished the season with 983 rushing yards, 269 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns.

In 2018, Elliott won the league’s rushing title for the second time. He finished the regular season with 1,434 rushing yards, 567 receiving yards, and nine total touchdowns. After helping the Cowboys to an NFC East title, Elliott led Dallas to a Divisional Round matchup against the Rams. However, he managed just 47 yards on 20 carries in a 30-22 loss.

In 2019, Elliott began the season holding out due to contract negotiations. Eventually, Zeke and the Cowboys agreed on a six-year extension worth $90 million. He finished the season with 1,357 rushing yards, 420 receiving yards, and 14 total touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Ezekiel Elliott signed a six-year extension with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 worth $90 million.

Zeke currently has a net worth of $48 million and is set to make an average of $15 million in salary over the next six years.

Ezekiel Elliott Personal Life

Ezekiel Elliott was born in Alton, Illinois in 1995.

Elliott’s mother was a three-time state champion and ran track at the University of Missouri. His father also played football at the University of Missouri.

Zeke has two sisters and no children.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x First-team All-Pro
2016
1 x Second-team All-Pro
2018
2 x NFL rushing yards leader
2016, 2018
Pro Bowls:

Pro Bowl

2016, 2018, 2019

Awards and Honors by Year:
2016
First-team All-Pro, NFL rushing yards leader
2018
Second-team All-Pro, NFL rushing yards leader

Ezekiel Elliott Quotes

  • “I'm not going to change; I'm going to keep grinding. I'm going to do all I can to win.”
  • “I'm a guy that can play three downs. You don't have to take me off the field. I value blocking.”
  • “I've worked on my game, and I don't think it has any holes, no weaknesses. I say that with humility because you can always work to get better. But I run inside, I run outside, and I'm just not a guy you have to take off the field for certain packages.”

Ezekiel Elliott Fun Facts

  • Both parents were athletes at the University of Missouri
  • Three-sport star athlete in high school (football, basketball, and track)
  • His dog has its own Instagram account
  • Led his high school football team to three state championship games (lost all three)
  • He was the earliest drafted running back by the Cowboys since 1977 (Tony Dorsett)
Career stats
2020
DAL
2019
DAL
2018
DAL
2017
DAL
2016
DAL
Season Team FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
2020
197.70 68.73 244 979 4.0 6 31 52 338 6.5 2 19 6 5
2019
284.70 83.36 301 1,357 4.5 12 33 54 420 7.8 2 27 3 2
2018
290.70 82.76 304 1,435 4.7 6 41 77 567 7.4 3 38 6 1
2017
190.20 67.78 242 983 4.1 7 30 26 269 10.3 2 72 1 1
2016
309.40 67.55 322 1,631 5.1 15 60 32 363 11.3 1 83 5 1
Recent Games
Sun 1/3
Sun 12/27
Sun 12/13
Tue 12/8
Thu 11/26
Sun 11/22
Sun 11/8
Sun 11/1
Sun 10/25
Mon 10/19
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% ATT YDS AVG TD LNG REC YDS AVG TD LNG FUM LST
1/3
L 19-23
13.60 57.32 14 42 3.0 1 13 3 19 6.3 0 9 0 0
12/27
W 17-37
15.90 52.86 19 105 5.5 0 31 4 34 8.5 0 14 0 0
12/13
W 30-7
6.90 62.75 12 48 4.0 0 26 2 11 5.5 0 7 0 0
12/8
L 17-34
11.50 63.29 18 77 4.3 0 14 4 18 4.5 0 12 0 0
11/26
L 41-16
2.40 66.10 10 32 3.2 0 8 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 1
11/22
W 31-28
18.40 69.70 21 103 4.9 0 18 2 11 5.5 1 6 0 0
11/8
L 24-19
7.90 65.28 18 51 2.8 0 10 2 18 9.0 0 16 0 0
11/1
L 9-23
7.80 78.48 19 63 3.3 0 11 1 10 10.0 0 10 0 0
10/25
L 3-25
5.60 66.07 12 45 3.8 0 12 1 6 6.0 0 6 0 0
10/19
L 38-10
8.00 60.67 12 49 4.1 0 11 8 31 3.9 0 11 2 2