Former Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott has gained plenty of TV time for frequently using the “feed me” gesture as his go-to celebration. ESPNU tried to credit Elliott for the celebration during the Michigan-Wisconsin basketball game Thursday night, and Wolverines fans were not pleased.
A Michigan fan used it in celebration during the Wolverines’ big upset win against Wisconsin, and the ESPN cameras lingered on it. That led to someone trying to use ESPNU’s Twitter feed to stir the pot in Michigan’s rivalry with Ohio State.
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) February 17, 2017
Several Michigan fans quickly responded that “feed me” does not belong to Elliott. In fact, he was far from the first Big Ten star to use the celebration.
— Spencer Wheelock (@SpencerWheelock) February 17, 2017
That is former Michigan quarterback Denard “Shoelace” Robinson using what looks like a very, very similar celebration to Elliott’s … against Ohio State in 2011. In fact, that became a very popular celebration for Robinson and his teammates that day.
Elliott had a monster rookie season in the NFL, earning Pro Bowl honors while playing for the Dallas Cowboys. He ran for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns. His celebration became part of his routine, and Elliott even had to answer questions about other players mocking his move.