Ezekiel Elliot burst onto the scene as a rookie during the 2016 season, rushing for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns while leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 13-3 record and an NFC East crown.
Elliot, who played college football at Ohio State, was drafted by the Cowboys fourth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Elliott’s mother, Dawn Huff, was a high school state champion in three sports before attending the University of Missouri and running track there. His father, Stacy, was a linebacker for the Missouri football team.
Ezekiel Elliot Net Worth 2017: How Much Is Cowboys Running Back Worth?
2013 – 2015
A four-star recruit on Scout.com, Elliott was listed as the No. 9 running back in the nation in 2013.
As a true freshman at Ohio State University in 2013, Elliott rushed for 262 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns as a backup to starter Carlos Hyde.
In 2014, Elliott took over as the starter for the Buckeyes. Elliott rushed over 100 yards six times during the scheduled season.
In 2015, Elliott began the season by rushing for over 100 yards in 10 straight wins.
Elliott finished his career at Ohio State second in career rushing yards with 3,961 and yards per game with 101.6, the second and third most rushing yards in a season, and five of the top 20 rushing yards in a game.
2016 – Present
Elliott was selected 4th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016.
Elliott was named the Dallas Cowboys’ starting running back going into the regular season, ahead of Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden.
In his first career playoff game, he ran 22 times for 125 yards in a loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, joining Duane Thomas as the only Cowboy rookie to rush for over 100 yards in a playoff game.
During his first season in the NFL, Elliott made $4.5 million in salary and bonuses, plus an estimated $850,000 in endorsement earnings and another $300,000 from merchandise royalties, totaling $5.6 million.
Ezekiel Elliot Contract
After being drafted with the #4 overall pick, Elliot signed a four-year rookie contract for $24.9 million with a signing bonus of $16.3 million.
Ezekiel Elliot Endorsements & Sponsorships
Elliot has an agreement with Panini trading cards to use his name and image in a commercial.
Elliot also signed a multi-year deal with Nike Football.
Elliot has also inked deals with the Twin Peaks restaurant chain and with Old Spice cologne.