Ezekiel Elliott is an American Football player who currently represents the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. Elliott plays the position of a Running back for the Dallas Cowboys since he joined the team in 2016. Elliott proved his talent in his first season of NFL and was invited to the Pro Bowl. Let us have a quick glance at the life, career, and net worth of Ezekiel Elliott in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ezekiel Elijah Elliott was born on July 22nd in the year 1995, in Alton, Illinois, the United States to Dawn Huff and Stacy Elliott who were into sports during their college days, whereas his grandfather was a basketball player for Drake University. Elliott attended the John Burroughs School where he used to participate in football, basketball, and track events. Elliott represented St. Louis Post-Dispatch football team and had also won four state championships in athletics. Though he was pressurized to join the University of Missouri, as it was where his parents studied, he opted to join the Ohio State University.
Ezekiel Elliott was in a relationship with Tiffany Thompson two years before which came to an end after Tiffany filed a complaint that Elliott physically abused her thrice in 2016. Elliot was given a six match-suspension, and a year later he said that his ex-girlfriend taunted him saying that she has an affair with his fellow NFL player. Since then there has been no news about his relationships and Ezekiel must be most probably single right now.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After establishing himself as a talented player at the Ohio State University winning honours such as the Offensive MVP, Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year, Elliot was drafted to the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 where he signed a 4-year contract for $24.9 million with a signing bonus of $16.3 million.
He became a starter for the team from his first season and scored his first touchdown for the Cowboys against New York Giants. He was selected into the First-team All-Pro and won his first Pro-Bowl in 2016 becoming the highest ranked running back that year.
He was suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violence against his girlfriend and played his first match of the season against New York Giants. He finished the season with two receiving touchdowns, 269 receiving yards, and 983 rushing yards.
Net Worth & Earnings
In 2016, he earned $24.9 million and a bonus of $16.3 million for the 4-year contract he signed with the Cowboys, and he bought a house that year which is worth $1.2 million. His annual salary for the year 2016 is reported to be $4.5 million which rose to $5.67 million in 2017, and now it has reached $6.81 million. He owns luxury cars worth $1.5 million and his net worth is $15 million.
Ezekiel Elliot is only 23 years old right now and his annual salary for the 2019 season is reported to be $7.94 million. Given to his talent and growing popularity, the running back’s net worth will experience a drastic hike next year.