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Ezekiel Elliott named 2015 Big Ten Running Back of the Year

Zeke is recognized as the best running back in the conference.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was named the Big Ten Running Back of the Year by the Big Ten Tuesday afternoon on the Big Ten Network. Elliott is the second Buckeye running back to receive the award, with the first being Carlos Hyde in 2013.

Elliott has 1,672 yards on the season, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. Zeke has also found the end zone 19 times this season, being the one constant in what has been quite an inconsistent Ohio State offense.

After making much noise after the Michigan State loss a couple of weeks ago, Elliott came out and had the second best rushing performance he has had all season against rival Michigan. Elliott had 30 carries for 214 yards, and three touchdowns.

Zeke lost a lot of love for the Heisman after his postgame comments from the Michigan State game, but he is undoubtedly the best running back in the Big Ten.