Ezekiel Elliott is in a giving mood this Christmas.
Elliott, a Dallas Cowboys rookie, enters Week 16 in the NFL as the league’s top rusher with 1,551 yards. Of course, he hasn’t done it alone. So the former Buckeyes star showed his gratitude by giving the Cowboys’ linemen new ATVs for Christmas.
the ATV'S being given to the Cowboys offensive linemen by rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott for Christmas. Bravo pic.twitter.com/AZM5Yhzjxc
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) December 23, 2016
Santa Zeke…gifts for the lineman pic.twitter.com/105fBguomD
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 23, 2016
It wasn’t a cheap gift, either. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, each ATV cost more than $16,000. Elliott signed a four-year, $24.9 million rookie deal with the Cowboys after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 draft.
Ezekiel Elliott has given each of his offensive linemen a John Deere 855D S4 Crossover. They start at $16,099. pic.twitter.com/WUf3pY8J1X
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 23, 2016
It’s the second time Elliott has given away something this week. Earlier, he announced he was donating $21,000 to the Salvation Army. This came after Elliott celebrating by leaping into an oversized Salvation Army kettle but avoided a fine from the NFL.
Elliott is a lock to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and he is also in contention for MVP. With the 12-2 Cowboys, however, he has his sights set on a Super Bowl.
And while Elliott shines in the NFL, he is keeping an eye on the Buckeyes’ pursuit of a national title. Earlier this week, Elliott said he was “very proud” of current Ohio State backs Mike Weber and Curtis Samuel.