Dallas – Known eight interesting facts of the life of the rookie Ezekiel Elliot, a player of the Cowboys.
1. Family of athletes
Ezekiel comes from a family of athletes. Her mother Dawn and her father Stacy were athletes college students in Missouri. Dawn was a competitor of heptatlón (seven tests) and Stacy, a linebacker for the Tigers, the american football team of the university.
2. Unstoppable in high school
Elliott average 6 feet and weighed 205 pounds when he ran for the american football team of the high school John Burroughs, a private school in Missouri.
He finished his high school career with 4,800 yards covered and 90 touchdowns. Led her team to three games for the title, although they lost all three games.
3. Your dog is just as famous than him
The mascot of Elliott is so well regarded that it even has its own account of Instagram.
Elliott has two dogs. One of them, Ace, has more than 52,000 followers on social networks.
The other dog is Chase, who in fact was stolen once from the house of the corridor when someone broke near the bottom of his house to take it away. Luckily, Elliott was able to recover to Chase.
Ezekiel Elliott & his family are searching for his missing dog, Chase, after someone cut fence to steal him from yard pic.twitter.com/LHBjbKyiXk
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) September 28, 2015
4. Not everything is football
Elliott wasn’t always the runner of football. Small also liked baseball.
A post shared by Ezekiel Elliott (@ezekielelliott) on Apr 28, 2016 at 9:28am PDT
5. His tattoos
The running back of the Cowboys, takes art on your body.
Elliott has several tattoos. One of the biggest is the image of a wolf howling at the moon on his shoulder.
6. The loss of a friend
Elliott lost one of his best friends during his time at Ohio State. Kosta Karageorge was a defensive end on the team. “He was a guy that you brightened the day,” said Elliott told ESPN. On Thanksgiving, Elliott learned that Karageorge was missing.
His team, the Buckeyes played without him against Michigan and then finding out that Karageorge had death of a bullet that he fired.
“Our hearts falter,” he told ESPN. “It was very hard for everyone, but for me it was the first time that I lost someone that was close”.
Elliott has helped the organization SPCA to adopt more puppies and kittens than any other athlete in 2016.
Elliott spent an entire day at the foundation for the protection of animals and paid for half the cost of adoptions during that Monday to help more pets find a family.
THANK YOU @EzekielElliott for sponsoring pet adoptions from our Dallas loc for $21! You’ve helped 25 pets find their forever homes so far!! pic.twitter.com/Vy167lwzrl — SPCA of Texas (@spcaoftexas) October 17, 2016
— SPCA of Texas (@spcaoftexas) October 18, 2016