Austin Ekeler is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League.
18 Facts About Austin Ekeler
Austin Ekeler played college football at Western State and signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.
Austin Ekeler attended and played college football at Western State from 2013 to 2016.
Austin Ekeler led the team with 1,049 rushing yards to go along with seven rushing touchdowns.
Austin Ekeler can become a free agent after the 2023 season.
Austin Ekeler scored a receiving touchdown in Weeks 4 and 5 against the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.
Austin Ekeler returned for the regular season finale against the Denver Broncos and scored a rushing touchdown.
Austin Ekeler began the season as the starter while Melvin Gordon was in a contract dispute.
In Week 3 against the Houston Texans, Austin Ekeler rushed nine times for 36 yards and caught seven receptions for 45 yards.
In Week 4, Austin Ekeler suffered a hamstring injury and a hyperextended knee and was expected to miss four to six weeks.
Austin Ekeler was placed on injured reserve on October 9,2020.
Austin Ekeler made his return from injury in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.
Austin Ekeler finished the 2020 season with 116 carries for 530 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with 54 receptions for 403 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
Austin Ekeler tallied 206 attempts for 911 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns to go along with 70 receptions for 647 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns.
Austin Ekeler had eight games going over 100 yards from scrimmage.
Austin Ekeler was ranked 46th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022.
In Week 17, against the Los Angeles Rams, Austin Ekeler rushed for 122 yards and had 39 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 72-yard run, earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Austin Ekeler said that he felt like he was "punched in the face" by the Chargers when they refused to negotiate contract extensions.