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With 1,255 all-purpose yards to his name through the first 10 games of his pro career, Ezekiel Elliott is well on his way to becoming a true stud running back in the NFL. 

The Dallas Cowboys rookie entered the league as the fourth overall pick after a very successful college career at Ohio State, so expectations were already high. However, behind a dominant Cowboys offensive line, the 21-year-old has literally hit the ground running in 2016.

But a video that is doing the rounds on social media this week - showcasing some of Elliott's basketball talents as a high school athlete - might have some fans wondering if he could have made it in the NBA.

At exactly six foot tall and built like an armour-plated barrel, not many would put Zeke down as a basketball player.

However, a few years before he was putting up over 200 total yards and three touchdowns on the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cowboys running back was hitting the hardwood for John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri.

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The video below suggests he wasn't half bad either as he swapped driving towards the opposition's end zone for the basket...

Elliott was a three-sport athlete during his high school days as he combined basketball with track and field and, of course, football. And, although he could definitely play, basketball was probably third on that list.

But when you rush for 40 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards as a senior and win four state championships in one three-and-a-half hour period on the track, it is always going to be tough to compete.

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The more we learn about Elliott the more we get the feeling that the young RB is a true athletic phenomenon.

Whether on the basketball court or NFL arenas across the country, the Cowboys rookie brings it to every opponent he meets.

With Dallas currently sitting on an 8-1 record and with a Super Bowl in their sights, you know that Elliott isn't going to let up any time soon.

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