Know About Austin Ekeler; NFL, Age, Dating, Stats, Contract, Salary

Austin-Ekeler
Published Date: 27 Sep, 2019 Updated date: 27 Sep, 2019

After signing a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, Austin Ekeler is making a significant impact on NFL side. The young talent is taking over fantasy leagues and making Melvin Gordon expendable.

Austin Ekeler is an American football running back, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football at Western Colorado University from 2013 to 2016.

Austin Ekeler Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight

Austin was born on 17 May 1995 to American parents in Eaton, Colorado. His father was abusive so he was raised by a single mother Suzanne Ekeler-Adams. He has a younger brother named Wyett Ekeler.

Ekeler pursued his primary education at Eaton High School. He then went to Western Colorado University and began to play college football. He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) and weighs 200 lbs (91 kg).

His Career; NFL, Stats

Austin started his college football career in 2013 and played until 2016. He had 1,495 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns in his senior year. He signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017 NFL Draft.

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Austin Ekeler’s NFL stats for the Los Angeles Chargers (Picture: NFL)

Ekeler had two receptions for 18 yards in his NFL debut against the Denver Broncos. In week 14 game in 2018 season, he suffered a neck injury, which sidelined him for two games.

Contract & Salary

Austin signed a 3-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, worth $1,670,000. It includes a $5,000 signing bonus, $5,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $556,667.

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He will earn a base salary of $645,000 while carrying a cap hit of $646,668 and a dead cap value of $1,668 in 2019.

Austin Ekeler’s Dating Status

The 24-year-old does not talk much about his personal life in public. However, it is known that he is reportedly dating a lady named Taylor Frick.

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Austin Ekeler pictured with his girlfriend Taylor Frick in August 2019 (Picture: Taylor’s Instagram)

His girlfriend Taylor is a fitness enthusiast according to her Instagram profile. The couple often posts their pictures together on their respective Instagram account.

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Some Interesting Facts About Austin Ekeler

  • Austin 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 sophomore.
  • He advertised men’s skincare product ACT OF BEING on his Instagram.
  • Ekeler and his girlfriend created a YouTube channel named Tay n’ A in July 2019.
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