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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer congratulations running back Ezekiel Elliott after beating Oregon on Monday in college football's national title game. Elliott's mother, Dawn, was a multi sport Iowa high school star at Mount Ayr.(Photo: Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

As TV cameras tightened on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's postgame interview Monday, teenage Cheap With Top Quality & Fastest Shippment wrecking ball Ezekiel Elliott tilted his head back, opened his mouth wide and tried to gobble confetti like tumbling snowflakes.

No surprise, really.

Elliott spent the last five weeks chewing up defenses for Wisconsin, Alabama and in a national title clinching chomp Oregon.

"He's a bit goofy," said Dawn Elliott, the mother of the most meteoric athlete in college football and a three sport state champion as Dawn Huff at Mount Ayr in southern Iowa. "I saw him do it in New Orleans during the Sugar Bowl with the red confetti, too.

"I think he just spit them out when they hit his tongue. He's a big kid at heart."

Good luck trying to paint the 6 foot, 225 pound battering ram as anything other than full blown man to Oregon, which is still rubbing Elliott's cleat marks off jerseys after title game records of 246 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Meyer called him "a monster" after the Buckeyes' resounding 42 20 victory in Arlington, Texas. One of his fans is LeBron James, the best Cheap Probowl Jerseys basketball player on the planet.

PREVIOUSLY : Elliott's deep Iowa roots

At the wholesale jerseys end of November, Elliott ranked sixth in rushing yards gained. At the end of a three game march unlike any other, he's being mentioned as a Heisman Trophy front runner for 2015.

The scary part, according to his mom: Elliott put a stranglehold on an historic playoff championship with one hand.

"He basically played with a broken wrist the entire season," Dawn Elliott, the Des Moines Register's 1990 female athlete of the year, said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "He broke it Aug. 8, had surgery Aug. 9 and re injured it during the season.

"If you look at any pictures, he carries the ball with his right hand now because he can't carry it with his left. He can't stiff arm with that hand. He can't plant with it. He got all those yards with one hand."

Want another dose of scary? Elliott roasted the Ducks at far less than 100 percent.

"He started getting sick this weekend," said Mom, who was named to Iowa all state teams in basketball and softball to go with a pair of long jump titles in track. "He was tired, congestion and all that. I just saw him (Tuesday) morning and he has no voice right now."

Maybe it's in the genes. In high school, Huff played a basketball game for Mount Ayr with a 104 degree temperature.

"I had 13 blocked shots, so it was one of my better games," she said. "When you feel like that, you're playing on adrenaline. I think (Zeke) was just playing on adrenaline."

It's been an almost unfathomable run for the runner Elliott, who piled up 230 yards on 11.5 yards per carry against Alabama and 220 (11.0) in Ohio State's 59 0 destruction of Wisconsin.

Elliott's grandfather, Leon Huff, played basketball at Drake and was named to the university's all decade team of the 1970s. Iowa's football program, Dawn Elliott said, was the second team to offer her son a scholarship shortly after Arkansas.

Now, in a matter of weeks, Elliott's stock has risen faster than Apple's after the iPhone's launch. Elliott darted and bull dozed in front of more than 33 million viewers, the largest cable TV audience in history.

It's a stunning and satisfying turn of events for Elliott's mother, who remembers consoling her son after three consecutive high school championship game losses. He made up with three enormous college crowns (Big Ten, Sugar Bowl, national title) in 37 days.

Mom Elliott knows that the family's world almost certainly has changed. When the family ate dinner at the team hotel last weekend, she could see Ezekiel across the lobby.

"He couldn't sit with us because so many people want autographs and pictures," she said. Dt5FW6a9x "I guess you take for granted just sitting with your children and talking. I'm not worried about he'll handle everything, but I think some change in our lives is coming.

"But I still see the little boy who used to ball up a pair of socks to make a ball. If he didn't have a ball to play with, he'd make one."

Mom Elliott paused when asked about the possibility that her son, a sophomore, will leave college early for the NFL. They've never had that conversation, she said. http://connect.ogotunekiti.com/event/458

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