An eight-year-old Ohio State Buckeyes fan wrote an earnest letter to running back Ezekiel Elliott citing the author's desire to play football like him, and nominating Elliott for a Nobel Peace Prize.
"I am your bigest (sic) fan! I think that you're the best running back ever! I watch every game on Saturday. You are so good that you should win a Nobel Peace Prize," wrote Jacob Taylor, a Florida native and a football player for a the Oldsmor Falcons.
"I wish I could be like you, but I am to (sic) slow so I won't be as good. I wish I could come to all your home games, but I live in Florida so it will be hard. I really wanted to know if you played baseball or basketball too?" Taylor continued.
There wasn't anything 'peaceful' about Elliott's running style this past season. The sophomore bruised opponents throughout the year, running for 1878 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Elliott capped his season with a monster national championship game performance, running for 246 yards and four touchdowns on 36 attempts in Ohio State's 42-20 win over Oregon.
So, will Elliott read the letter? Will Taylor get a response? Would he possibly get to meet his idol?
Your move, Buckeyes.
- Will Green