Nothing says Christmas quite like receiving an adorable new puppy as a gift. And if you’re a passionate Ohio State football fan, why not give your new best friend a name that reps your beloved Buckeyes?

That’s exactly what one person did. An Ohio State fan named her puppy ‘Ezekiel Elliott’ after the star Buckeye running back. Check out the photos below:

Elliott seems to approve of the name, as he retweeted the photos.

UPDATE:

Ohio State fans are naming their kids after the Buckeyes' star tailback, too.

Meet Ezekiel Andrew Barron:

It's safe to say that Elliott has left quite the legacy in Columbus.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.