Ezekiel Elliott rushed 273 times for 1,878 yards with 18 touchdowns last season. Emeka Onyejekwe did not. Elliott was the MVP of Ohio State’s national championship run last winter. Onyejekwe was not. Elliott is the anointed Heisman Trophy front-runner heading into the fall. Onyejekwe is… not.
But there is one way the former Buckeyes walk-on has contributed to the cause. He gave Elliott his own hype video.
“I loved what he stood for, loved his family,” Onyejekwe, known as Mekka Don, told ESPN.com Tuesday. “The Heisman odds came out from one of the Vegas sports books and he was No. 1, so I wanted to do something for him. With him being named the front-runner after the season he had, that’s a big deal.”
Mekka Don cleared his plans to surprise Elliott with a hype video with the running back’s parents and then went to work.
The end result is what you see below, titled “Zeke.”