Eight-year-old nominates Ezekiel Elliott for Nobel Peace Prize

Sunday February 15th, 2015

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. 

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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.  

The full text of the letter, via a tweet from Jacob's mother Beth Taylor, is below. (h/t Fox Sports

So, will Elliott read the letter? Will Taylor get a response? Would he possibly get to meet his idol?  

Your move, Buckeyes. 

- Will Green

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