Gracing the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott reveals he got his six pack abs at a very young age.
Many of us have dreams of grandeur, believing if things had just happened a little differently in our lives we could have become professional athletes. Maybe even a member of America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
And for 99% of fans, a dream is all it will ever be. In fact, many of us ever stood a chance to become a world-class athlete simply due to genetics.
And that reality will likely hit home for a lot of you after finding out Cowboys extraordinary rookie running back, Ezekiel Elliott, who happens to grace the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue this month, recently revealed he got his famous six pack abs at a shockingly young age.
"“I was pretty young when I first got the six-pack, maybe 10 or 11 [laughs] — ever since I can remember. Since I was younger, I’ve never really liked to wear shirts. And I still don’t like to wear shirts, so, I mean, you’ll find me with my shirt off a lot.” – an excerpt from an online exclusive story from ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue 2017."
I’m not sure I can even remember being 10 or 11 years old. But I can absolutely guarantee you I wasn’t rocking a six-pack!
Elliott won the genetic lottery. According to the Dallas Morning News, Zeke’s mother and father, Dawn and Stacy, were both collegiate athletes at Missouri. Elliott’s grandfather is 6-foot-8. He has an uncle that’s 6-foot-7.
Obviously, it takes more than good genes to play for the Dallas Cowboys. But it’s funny to think about a 10-year old Ezekiel Elliott rocking a crop top and six-pack abs. And it’s also sad to think that he was definitely in better shape at 10 than I am now.