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Austin Ekeler
Austin Ekeler (born May 17, 1995) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college

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Austin EkelerNo. 30 – Los Angeles ChargersPosition:Running backPersonal informationBorn: (1995-05-17) May 17, 1995 (age 23)
Eaton, ColoradoHeight:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight:200 lb (91 kg)Career informationHigh school:Eaton (Eaton, Colorado)College:Western StateUndrafted:2017Career history Roster status:ActiveCareer NFL statistics as of 2018Rushing attempts:153Rushing yards:814Rushing touchdowns:5Receptions:66Receiving yards:683Receiving touchdowns:6Player stats at NFL.com

Austin Ekeler (born May 17, 1995) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western State and signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.[1]

Contents Early years

Ekeler attended and played high school football at Eaton High School.[2]

College career

Ekeler attended and played college football at Western State from 2013–2016.

As a freshman, Ekeler started nine games. He led the team with 1,049 rushing yards to go along with seven rushing touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 14 rushing touchdowns and set school records with 1,676 rushing yards, 2,093 total all-purpose yards, and 190.3 all-purpose yards per game. As a junior, he had 19 rushing touchdowns and led Division II in all-purpose yards per game with 203.9 and scoring, averaging 12.6 points per game.[3] As a senior, he had 1,495 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.[4]

Professional career

Ekeler signed a three-year, $1.66 million contract that includes a $5,000 signing bonus with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.[5]

In the season opening 24–21 loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Ekeler had two receptions for 18 yards in his NFL debut.[6] In Week 4, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had his first career touchdown, a 35-yard rush, on his first NFL carry.[7] On November 12, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 10 carries for 42 yards to go along with five receptions for 77 receiving yards and two touchdowns.[8] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 260 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 279 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.[9]

In the 2018 season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, Ekeler had 39 rushing yards to go along with five receptions for 87 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the 38–28 loss.[10] He scored a receiving touchdown in Weeks 4 and 5 against the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.[11][12]

References
  1. ^ "Eaton's Austin Ekeler signs NFL undrafted free agent deal with Los Angeles Chargers". GreeleyTribune.com. April 29, 2017..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "Eaton's Austin Ekeler makes Los Angeles Chargers roster; Northern Colorado's Kyle Sloter released by Denver Broncos". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Austin Ekeler - 2016 Football". Western State Athletics. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Austin Ekeler: Stats & Rankings, Western State RB". herosports.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Henne, Ricky (May 1, 2017). "Chargers Agree to Terms with 15 Undrafted Free Agents". Chargers.com. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos - September 11th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Chargers - October 1st, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars - November 12th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Austin Ekeler 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Gains 126 yards from scrimmage". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers squeeze past the San Francisco 49ers: Game recap, score, stats". OregonLive.com. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Rivers throws for 339 yards, 2 TDs as Chargers beat Raiders". AP NEWS. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
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