Ezekiel Elliott is no stranger to hurdles, a former track athlete who once drew the admiration of former Olmpian Lolo Jones for hurdling a defender on the football field.
Elliott was at it again Sunday night when the Dallas Cowboys running back used perfect form to hurdle Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Tre Sullivan for a 32-yard gain. Elliott stumbled after the landing and made to the Eagles' 8-yard line, setting up a Cowboys field goal.
It was part of a huge performance for Elliott, who rushed for over 150 yards for the fifth time in his career, most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2016. He also had a TD reception.
His mother, Dawn, quickly tweeted that hurdling skills run in the family. Dawn Elliott was an all-conference track star at Missouri, and his sister Lailah is a track athlete at Ohio State.
Elliott was a Missouri state high school champion in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles, according to USA Today.