Elliott, who hails from Sachem High School on Long Island, New York, was a stand-out college football player for the Michigan Wolverines. He was impressive enough on the O-Line at the top tier Big Ten school to be named first team All-American for both the 1985 and 1986 seasons.
It should have been no surprise then, that the Giants selected this big protector for Phil Simms, who could also open wide holes for the likes of Joe Morris. Once selected, it wasn't long before Elliott had joined the starting offensive line corps for New York, getting the first team nod in five of his first 16 contests.
Suiting up at the left tackle position for New York, Elliott proved to be one of the best offensive lineman to take to the grid-iron for the Giants between the 1988 and 1995 NFL seasons, all while wearing jersey number 76. His New York Giant accolades include not only protecting his offensive "skill" teammates along the way to the Championship in Super Bowl XXV, but also earning the Pro Bowl nod for the 1993 NFL season.
The impact that Elliott had on the offensive line and the Giants' rushing game can nicely be summarized by this quote from Wikipedia:
Elliott missed eight games to injury in the middle of the 1990 season, with the team averaging 149.9 rushing yards with him and 111.8 rushing yards without him.
For those of you keeping track, that's a difference of 38.1 rushing yards per game, which theoretically, could be attributed to Elliott's presence on the line!