blog ezekiel elliottA City Academy alumnus and standout scholar-athlete is the center of the sports world and continues to be a trending topic on twitter this week.

The Ohio State University running back and College Football Championship Offensive MVP, Ezekiel Elliott, graduated from City Academy in 2007 and John Burroughs School in 2013.

Elliott ran for 246 yards and broke a National Championship record in Monday night’s College Football National Championship Game. He is an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and was named to the Big Ten Conference Honor Roll in December 2014.

City Academy students, alumni and staff have followed Elliott’s success this season and look forward to showing off “Zeke’s All-American jersey” framed in the school’s main hallway (see above). Ezekiel’s youngest sister, Aaliyah, is in third grade at City Academy. His other sister, Lailah (’11), is a sophomore at John Burroughs School.

Elliott continues to visit City Academy as an alumni leader and mentor. When he presented his high school All-American jersey to City Academy in 2013 he said, “I present this jersey to the school because it embodies loyalty, courage, valor, excellence, leadership and the opportunity to be great. All of these qualities are what City Academy embodies as an institution.”

By Kristen Otto, Communications Coordinator

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