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What did Ezekiel Elliott say about his weight loss transformation during Hall of Fame Game?

Joshua Rogers August 6, 2021
What did Ezekiel Elliott say about his weight loss transformation during Hall of Fame Game?
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During the NFL’s return with the Hall of Fame Game, Ezekiel Elliott spoke with Erin Andrews. During the interview, Zeke spoke about his weight loss transformation and how much weight he had lost recently.

NFL returns with Hall of Fame Game

The NFL returned on Thursday 5 August, with the Steelers and Cowboys facing off in the Hall of Fame Game.

The game is used to pit veterans against up-and-coming talent, and it was the Steelers who came out on top, winning 16-3.

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The Steelers had a solid running game on the night, with running back Najee Harris being the standout rookie.

Veteran running back Kalen Ballage tallied the game-winning score for the Steelers, in what was the game’s lone rushing touchdown.

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Ezekiel Elliot talks weight loss on the sidelines

Zeke has been cutting the weight this offseason, telling Erin Andrews during the Cowboys vs Steelers game he’d dropped 10 pounds.

The Cowboys had a disappointing, injury-ridden season last year, with Elliot posting the worst season of his professional career.

By cleaning up his diet this offseason, Zeke is obviously looking to add some agility to his game, a dangerous prospect for any defender.

With Dak Prescott and starting tight end Blake Jarwin back from injuries, the Cowboys – and Zeke – will be hoping to hit the ground running when Week 1 comes around.

Elliot has already shown off his transformation

Back in July, Ezekiel’s weight loss was already on show during training camp practice.

The 26-year-old, who is listed at 6-foot, 228 pounds, said he is down to 218, and his frame did look noticeably lighter.

“I’ve heard as you get older in this league, you want to start losing weight, and nutrition has played a big part of that,” Elliott explained.

A picture of his ripped frame went viral, but Zeke didn’t let the comments go to his head.

“I mean, the photos are alright. What would mean a lot to me is going out there and making that translate onto the field and making that work translate to production, making that work translate to wins.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.