Austin Ekeler is a running back for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League in the United States of America.
Ekeler has been promising as a RB for the LA Chargers in the 2021 season and an impressive show from him so far makes him an attractive addition to any fantasy team.
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He played college football at Western Colorado and signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.
Ekeler played college football from 2013-2016 when he was with Western Colorado.
He played nine games during his freshman year and was one of the team’s nine running backs initially.
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His efforts on the team started becoming visible in his performances, leading him to becoming team captain for all his college years.
Ekeler was named Don Hansen All-Super Region IV Offensive First Team (2013), Don Hansen All-Super Region IV Freshman of the Year (2013), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Offensive Freshman of the Year (2013).
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He signed a three-year deal worth $1.66 million with the Los Angeles Chargers after being undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Ekeler registered six receiving touchdowns over his first two seasons and was the first Chargers undrafted rookie RB to post three touchdown catches in a season.
The LA Chargers RB took the first handoff of his career for a 35-yard score in Week 4 of the 2017 season vs. Philadelphia.
Ekeler has 67 rushing attempts (excluding sacks), 349 rushing yards (excluding sacks) and four rushing touchdowns through the first five weeks of the 2021 season of the NFL.
Ekeler, who is seen as a safe inclusion on fantasy teams, will face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6.
He is one to look out for especially because of the Ravens defense struggling against opposing running backs.