How much is Ezekiel Elliott worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million
|Profession:||Professional NFL Player|
|Date of Birth:||July 22, 1995|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott is a 25-year-old NFL running back. He plays for the Dallas Cowboys. He was born in Alton, Illinois and attended college at Ohio State University.
American football running back Ezekiel Elliott has a net worth of $15 million dollars, as of 2021.
How Did Ezekiel Elliott Get So Rich?
In 2016, when Elliott signed a four-year rookie contract with the Dallas Cowboys, it was for a reported $24.9 million dollars with a signing bonus of $16.3 million dollars, reportedly. In 2019, Elliott signed a six-year extension with the Dallas Cowboys, worth $90 million dollars, with $50 million dollars guaranteed. That deal made him the richest running back ever, according to USA Today. His contract extension included a $7.5 million dollar signing bonus and makes his average earnings per season $15 million dollars, that is the most in the history of running backs.
He is now under contract with the Dallas Cowboys through 2026. Elliott was on the Forbes list of top paid athletes in 2020. Elliott also secured 12 multi-year endorsement deals when he signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He lost 11 of them after his suspension.
Why Is He So Famous?
Ezekiel Elliott is famous for his football skills. He started to receive recognition in college, where he played football at Ohio State University. While playing for the Buckeyes, Elliott earned second-team All-America honors. In the 2014 Big Ten Championship game, Elliott had 20 carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns. During that game, Elliott led his team to victory and qualified Ohio State for its first College Football Playoff in program history. While at Ohio State, Elliott received a lot of different honors and awards. In 2014, he was named Offensive MVP of the Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. That success made him a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy in 2015, though he did not win the prestigious award.
He was then drafted fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys during the 2016 NFL Draft. Elliott has also been chosen three times for the Pro Bowl and led the NFL in rushing yards in both 2016 and 2018. Elliott is a two-time NFL rushing champ and is the only man besides two Hall of Famers: Jim Brown and Earl Campbell, to lead the league in average yards per game during his first three years playing in the NFL.
In 2017, Elliott made headlines after the NFL suspended him for the first six games of the season because he allegedly violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The suspension came after accusations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend in 2016. While Elliot was never criminally charged, the NFL still suspended him. After a lot of back and forth between Elliott, the league and the courts, Elliott eventually accepted the suspension and left the country to train.
Since his time in the NFL, Elliott has won FedEx Ground Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Month, Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (4 times), NFC Offensive Player of the Week, NFL Catrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week and FedEx Ground Running Back of the Week (2 times).
What Makes Him So Successful?
Even while going through personal struggles after public accusations of domestic violence in 2017, Elliott persisted. After accepting his suspension he decided to leave the country to focus on his strength, skill and endurance. He went to Mexico to train and rehab his hamstrings so that he could come back from the suspension stronger than ever. The season after his suspension, Elliott came back with a vengeance. He became the 12th Dallas Cowboy to get to 25 touchdowns on the ground and became the fastest to reach that milestone. In fact, he reached it three games faster than Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith.
It’s easy to see that Ezekiel Elliott is a standout athlete, a hard worker and also persistent and determined. When things got tough in his personal life, Elliott did not let it define him or hold it back. He tried to appeal and turnaround the suspension, but when that didn’t look possible, he went to train so that he could come back even better. He continues to be a standout player for the Dallas Cowboys and he has the contract and stats to prove it!