By The Numbers: Jack Elliott’s Rookie Campaign

Jack Elliott is nominated for the AT&T MLS Rookie of the Year, and for good reason. He’s put together a season worthy of being named Rookie of the Year, but the odds are stacked against the defender, who’s aiming to become the first defender to win the award since 2012.

Here’s a deep dive into the numbers of Elliott’s Rookie of the Year caliber season, and where he ranks among all rookies and rookie defenders also nominated for Rookie of the Year.

Number Stat Rank, Rookies Rank, Rookie Defenders
1 Goals Scored T-6th T-2nd
1 Assists T-6th T-2nd
1.24 Goals Conceded/90 min 3rd 1st
8 Clean Sheets 1st 1st
23 Blocks 1st 1st
28 Games Started 1st 1st
29 Games Played 2nd 1st
44 Interceptions 1st 1st
98 Duels Won 2nd 2nd
126 Recoveries 1st 1st
143 Clearances 1st 1st
2531 Minutes Played 1st 1st


Elliott doesn’t finish lower than second for any category among all defenders up for rookie of the year, and has the best statistics in nine of the 12 categories. Stacked up against all 17 rookies, Elliott finishes in first seven times, places second two more times and doesn’t finish lower than sixth.

That’s a great resume for any rookie, let alone a player selected in 77th overall. Elliott has put together a Rookie of the Year campaign, and the numbers don’t lie.

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