Eli is a student at William McKinley Highschool. He is "special." In the first episode Lindsay asks him to Homecoming. He accepts the offer, but later furiously declines after she unintentionally insulted him after trying to defend him from two boys who were unknowingly to him, were bullying him. He runs off in anger only to fall, which causes him to break his arm. Later at the Homecoming dance, Lindsey sees Eli in a cast and decides to dance with him in an attempt to apologize to him which does work and the two dance.
Eli is portrayed by Ben Foster.