VIDEO: Ezekiel Elliott High School Football Highlights From 2012 Are an Incredible Throwback

Jason Schandl
Video of Ezekiel Elliott's high school football highlights from 2012.
Video of Ezekiel Elliott's high school football highlights from 2012. / Prep1Force, YouTube

Missing football while the sports world is on hold? Dallas Cowboys fans can fill the void with some of Ezekiel Elliott's incredible throwback high school football highlights from 2012.

Playing at John Burroughs School in Missouri, it was clear that Elliott had some serious potential from a young age.

Ezekiel Elliott High School Highlights

A multi-sport athlete, Zeke was a standout in track and field, winning the Missouri Class 3 State Championships in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. He also played on the basketball team and, of course, carried the football team. Zeke racked up 3,061 all-purpose yards and 50 touchdowns (including 2,155 yards and 40 touchdowns on the ground) in his senior season alone.

He didn't take over as the starter until his second season at Ohio State, but it was quickly apparent that he was going to be a star at the collegiate level as well. Between his sophomore and junior seasons, Zeke ran for 3,699 yards (6.6 per carry) and 41 touchdowns, establishing himself as one of the greatest running backs in Ohio State history.

His transition to the pro game was maybe even more impressive. He immediately took over as the bell-cow back for the Dallas Cowboys, leading the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards as a rookie, adding 16 total TDs that season. In four seasons he's already won two rushing titles, averaging over 100 yards from scrimmage (125.4) per game for his career. Cowboys fans have to be excited to have Zeke locked up with a long-term contract that will keep him in Dallas through 2026.

For more amazing high school football throwback highlights, check out Todd Gurley in 2011Dalvin Cook in 2013 and Saquon Barkley in 2014.

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