Ezekiel Elliott was born on July 22nd, 1995, in Alton, Illinois. He is a running in the National Hockey League.
Elliot attended John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri, where he played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track. In football as a junior, he rushed for 1,802 yards and 34 touchdowns and caught 23 passes for 401 yards and six touchdowns. As a senior, Elliot recorded 3,061 all-purpose yards and 50 touchdowns, including 2,155 rush yards and 40 rushing touchdowns along with 16 receptions for 383 yards. He was ranked the 9th best running back in the country and played in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. In addition to football, Elliot was a standout track star and won four state Championships as a senior in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 110 high hurdles, and 300-meter hurdles. Elliot received multiple Division I offers but signed with Ohio State University.
Elliot played three years with the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, he helped lead his team to a Big-Ten Championship and a victory in the College Football Championship game over Oregon. He rushed for 246 yards on 36 carries scoring four touchdowns and was named offensive MVP in the Championship Game. In total, Elliot rushed 592 times for 3,961 yards and 43 touchdowns in addition to totaling more than 4,400 yards from scrimmage. Elliott was named the 2015 Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and was selected as Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten. He was second in career rushing yards with 3,961 and yards per game with 101.6 behind Ohio State great Archie Griffin. Elliot logged twelve 100-yard rushing games in the 2015 season tying Eddie George for a school record. He and George are the only Ohio State players with five 200-yard rushing games. In 2015 Elliot was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Most Valuable Player.
Ezekiel Elliot was selected in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, Elliot rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns and helped lead his team to the divisional round playoffs. He was named to the 2016 PFWA All-Rookie Team and First-Team All-Pro. In total, Ezekiel Elliot has registered more than 4,000 yards on 868 attempts and 28 rushing touchdowns in addition to 135 catches for 1,199 yards and six scores. He was the NFL's leading rusher in 2016, and 2018 and has been selected to two Pro Bowls.
Prior to the 2019 season, Elliot agreed to a six-year, $90 million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL, with more than $50 million guaranteed. In the 2020 season, In the Cowboys' season-opening 20–17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on NBC Sunday Night Football, Elliott rushed 22 times for 96 yards and a rushing touchdown and caught three passes for 31 yards and a receiving touchdown. In Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, Elliott rushed 22 times for 89 yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with six receptions for 33 receiving yards during the 40–39 comeback victory. In Week 5 against the New York Giants, Elliott recorded 105 yards from scrimmage and two rushing touchdowns during the 37–34 win. In Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, Elliott rushed for 103 yards and recorded 11 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown during the 31–28 win. This was Elliott's first 100-yard rushing game of the season. In Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had 19 carries for 105 rushing yards in the 37–17 victory. Overall, Elliott finished the 2020 season with 979 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 52 receptions for 338 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
Elliot was released from the Cowboys on March 15, 2023.