Ezekiel Elliot’s Mother Discusses Impact of Growing Up in Mount Ayr

MOUNT AYR, Iowa -- We already learned about Mount Ayr Astronaut Peggy Whitson.

One of Mt. Ayr's most famous athletes is Dawn Huff Elliot.

A 1990 graduate of Mount Ayr, Dawn was all-state in softball, basketball and track. She later ran track at Missouri, even though softball was her favorite sport.

But she may be more famous now for her son, Ezekiel Elliot, former Ohio State running back who is now with the Dallas Cowboys.

Dawn was at the NFL Draft with her son when he was selected fourth overall by Dallas. Dawn says she loved growing up in Mt. Ayr because of the warm, small community.

She also still has family that lives in the area.