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Turns Out Ezekiel Elliott Was Really Good at Basketball, Too (Video)
This probably won’t come as a shock to anybody at this point, but it turns out that, back in high school, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was also really good at basketball.
Elliott, who grew up in St. Louis and attended John Borough, an elite prep school, was a three-sport standout. Football was number one, obviously. He racked up over 3,000 all-purpose yards his senior year. But Zeke also excelled at track and field and basketball. He won four state titles in the former, and the video you see below, which surfaced this week, is a pretty good testament to his skills at the latter:
.@EzekielElliott is a BEAST.
You can see the same ⚡️ quick moves he uses on the field during his days as a multi-sport athlete playing . pic.twitter.com/2nBNm6EoUV
— USA Football (@usafootball) November 14, 2016
Of course, it really should come as no surprise that Elliott was good at basketball. The moves you saw on the court are the same ones responsible for his historically good rookie season on the gridiron. Through nine games, the 21-year-old currently leads the NFL in rushing with 1,005 yards. He’s on pace to finish with 1,787 yards, which is just 21 yards shy of the all-time rookie record set by Eric Dickerson in 1983. And he could very well end up being the youngest player ever to win the NFL MVP award.
If someone walked up to me and told me with a straight face that Ezekiel Elliott was a world class squash player, I’d probably believe that too.