Ex-Ohio State star RB Ezekiel Elliott has had an incredible start to his NFL career. It’s no accident he leads the league in rushing.
But former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin chose some interesting words to describe what he thinks about Elliott.
As the Dallas Morning News reports, Irvin appeared on 105.3 The Fan earlier this week and gushed about Elliott.
“I’m telling you, when I listen to this boy talk about running the football like that, it just makes me want to go in the bathroom and spend some time by myself,” Irvin said. “I just love it so much.”
His word choice aside, this is yet another instance of someone seemingly in awe of the rookie. Elliott has rushed for 703 yards and 5 TDs this season while averaging 5.1 yards per attempt for the 5-1 Cowboys.
It all adds up to an historic start.
Ezekiel Elliott's 703 rush yards are the 2nd-most through a player's first 6 career games since 1933, behind Eric Dickerson (787 in 1983). pic.twitter.com/ykzK5PoX4L
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 17, 2016
Ohio State fans probably aren’t too surprised, either. Elliott rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 TDs in 2014 and then ran for 1,821 yards and 23 TDs in 2015.
According to ESPN’s projections, Elliott is on pace to run for 1,875 yards and 13 TDs this season. Could he possibly reach 2,000 yards?
Irvin probably wouldn’t doubt it.
ZEKE TO THE HOUSE!
— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2016