Ezekiel Elliott Named Hall of Famer By The Opening

By 11W Staff on July 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm
Ezekiel Elliott

Former Ohio State and current Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was named as a Hall of Famer by The Opening on Tuesday, according to the annual recruiting showcase's official Twitter account.

Elliott also tossed the coin prior to Tuesday's 7-on-7 tournament championship game at The Opening, which is being held at the Dallas Cowboys' world headquarters, The Star, in Frisco, Texas.

Zeke expressed his gratitude for the honor in an Instagram post.

According to a spokesperson for the event, The Opening does not have an official Hall of Fame but uses the designation to recognize a few alumni athletes each year.

As seen in the photos included in the post and in those below captured by our Andrew Lind, Elliott wore a black leather jacket that features a Block O on the front and patches on the sleeves recognizing his 220-, 230- and 246-yard rushing performances against Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon to lead Ohio State to the 2014 national championship. 

For his Ohio State career as a whole, Elliott rushed for 3,961 yards over three seasons, leading to his selection with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Before coming to Ohio State, Elliott was a participant in the 2012 edition of The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Oregon. 

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