Ezekiel Elliott is officially the newest star in Big D.
The Dallas Cowboys signed the former Ohio State star running back and fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to his first-ever professional football contract Wednesday.
Elliott's deal is for four years. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it is worth $24.9 million fully guaranteed with a $16.3 million signing bonus.
Elliott rushed for 3,699 yards and 41 touchdowns in his final two collegiate seasons in Columbus. He and the Cowboys are scheduled to begin organized team activities next week.
Elliott becomes the fifth of Ohio State's 12 draft picks to sign his first NFL contract, joining Taylor Decker, Eli Apple, Adolphus Washington and Nick Vannett. Fellow first-round selections Joey Bosa (third overall pick) and Darron Lee (20th overall pick) have yet to sign their first contracts.