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Austin Ekeler

30
RB
Height: 
5-9

Weight:

195

Age

22
Western State (Colo.)
2 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • car47
  • yds260
  • avg5.5
  • tds2
stats

Signed with Chargers, May 12, 2017.

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Biography

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Chargers, May 12, 2017.

2017: Appeared in all 16 games…Scored a 35-yard TD on the first carry of his career…Registered 47 carries for 260 yards (5.5 avg.) and two TDs…Posted 27 receptions for 279 yards (10.3 avg.) and three TDs…Registered two TD catches of 20-plus yards in the contest at Jacksonville, becoming the first running back to do so in a single game since Jamaal Charles (Dec. 15, 2013)…Returned five kickoffs for 85 yards (17.0 avg.)…Added 17 special teams tackles...at Denver (Sept. 11): Made his NFL debut in his home state of Colorado…Posted two receptions for 18 yards (9.0 avg.) while seeing action on three offensive plays and 17 on special teams…Registered a special teams tackle on punt coverage pinning Denver inside its own 20…vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Returned three kickoffs for 49 yards (16.3 avg.) with a long of 22 yards on 17 plays on special teams…Added a special teams tackle on punt coverage…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Registered a six-yard reception…Saw action at running back on six offensive snaps and 19 on special teams…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Recorded a TD on the first carry of his career, a 35-yard score in the fourth quarter…Forced a missed tackle by OLB Mychal Kendricks on second down before running away from defenders for the score…Added two receptions for 23 yards (11.5 avg.)…Contributed with two special teams tackles on punt coverage that pinned the Eagles inside the 20…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Participated on 13 offensive snaps and 16 on special teams…Posted a career-high four carries…Also registered career highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (28) for a 9.3 avg. …Contributed with a tackle pinning the Giants inside their own 20 on kickoff coverage…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Recorded a one-yard run and an eight-yard reception on seven offensive plays…Contributed on 11 special teams plays, totaling two special teams tackles on punt coverage…Converted a reception on third-and-eight to move the chains on the team’s first scoring drive…Caught a pass from QB Philip Rivers in the right flat and juked past CB David Amerson to get enough yardage for the first down…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Registered the first TD catch of his career, finishing the game with four catches for six yards (1.5 avg.) and the score…On the play, started in the shotgun formation to the right of QB Philip Rivers before motioning left out of the backfield to catch a swing-pass in the left flat from Rivers for the one-yard score…Posted 38 rushing yards on seven carries (5.4 avg.)…Added a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage that forced Denver to start inside the 20…Contributed on punt coverage by downing a punt by P Drew Kaser at the Denver one-yard line in the third quarter…Saw action on 18 plays on offense and 13 on special teams…at New England (Oct. 29): Saw action on 17 plays on offense and 14 on special teams…Posted two rushes for eight yards (4.0 avg.) and hauled in a 13-yard catch, bringing his career receiving yards over 100…Returned two kickoffs for 36 yards (18.0 avg.)…Added a special teams tackle on punt coverage…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Led the team in rushing and receiving yards, posting his first game with more than 100 yards from scrimmage (119)…Posted 42 rushing yards on 10 carries (4.2 avg.), both career highs…Set career highs with 77 receiving yards and two TDs on five catches (15.4 avg.), including a career-long 28-yard TD catch at the end of the first half…On the play, caught a pass in the right flat and ran away from LB Telvin Smith before breaking a tackle by CB Jalen Ramsey and running down the sideline for the score…Added a 22-yard score after catching another pass in the right flat before turning up the sideline and diving across the goal line for the TD…Became the first running back to post two TD catches of 20-plus yards in the same game since Jamaal Charles (Dec. 15, 2013)…Saw action on 23 offensive snaps and 17 on special teams…Led the team with three special teams tackles, all coming on punt coverage…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Played on 32 offensive snaps and 14 on special teams…Rushed for 40 yards and a TD on six attempts (6.7 avg.)…In the fourth quarter, took a handoff up the middle from QB Kellen Clemens and ran away from Bills defenders for a 21-yard TD after receiving blocks from G/T Michael Schofield, G Kenny Wiggins, TE Cumberland and WR Tyrell Williams…Added two catches for 18 yards (9.0 avg.)…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Saw action on 27 snaps on offense and 11 on special teams…Rushed for 15 yards on six attempts (2.5 avg.) and posted three catches for 55 yards (18.3 avg.), including a career-long 38-yard catch in the third quarter…On third-and-two, was split wide left and put a double-move on LB Justin Durant to get open down the left sideline for the 38-yard completion from QB Philip Riversvs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Appeared on 20 plays on offense and seven on special teams…Posted 19 rushing yards on four attempts (4.8 avg.) and 21 receiving yards on a pair of receptions (10.5 avg.)…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Posted a career-high 49 rushing yards on four carries (12.3 avg.), seeing action on 18 plays on offense and 21 on special teams…Three of five special teams tackles came on kickoff coverage (one pinning the Redskins inside the 20) and two came on punt coverage (one pinned Washington inside their own 20)…On final play of the first half, took a handoff from QB Philip Rivers in the shotgun and ran through blocks from T Russell Okung, G Dan Feeney and TE Antonio Gates for a 33-yard gain, finishing just short of the end zone…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Played 10 snaps on offense and six on special teams before leaving with a hand injury…Finished with a six-yard reception and 13 rushing yards on two attempts (6.5 avg.)…Ran for a 12-yard gain in the first quarter, taking an end-around handoff from QB Philip Rivers after a fake swing-pass to RB Melvin Gordon before driving up-field past a block from G Dan Feeneyat New York Jets (Dec. 24): Limited to four special teams plays due to a hand injury suffered at Kansas City…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Still limited with a cast on his hand, appeared on six special teams snaps.

COLLEGE: He broke nearly every Mountaineer career rushing record, carrying the ball 932 times for 5,857 yards and 55 touchdowns...led all NCAA divisions in rushing yards through the first eight weeks of the season and was the NCAA’s active career rushing leader through the first nine weeks in 2016...led all of Division II with 149.5 average rushing yards per game...accounted for nearly 40 percent of Western’s points (108-of-278)... recorded over 100 all-purpose yards in eight games, and over 200 in four games...led Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in all-purpose yards per game with 203.9 and scoring, averaging 12.6 points per game in 2015…ran for the third most yards in Division II with 1,637 and averaged the third most rushing yards per game with 163.7…ran for more than 1,600 yards in two seasons and ran for over 1,000 yards as a freshman.

PERSONAL: All-conference and all-state athlete in both football and track...recorded 2,398 yards rushing, 42 touchdowns, and averaged 10.16 yards per carry...three-time academic achievement award winner.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2017LAC160472605.53522727910.338322
TOTAL472605.53522727910.338322

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
17OAKW 30-10------------
16@NYJW 14-7------------
15@KCL 13-302136.51301666011
14WASW 30-1344912.333000--0--
13CLEW 19-104194.89022110.5160--
12@DALW 28-66152.57035518.3380--
11BUFW 54-246406.72112189110--
10@JAXL 17-2010424.211057715.428211
8@NEL 13-212845011313130--
7DENW 21-07385.4110461.531--
6@OAKW 17-161111018880--
5@NYGW 27-2240-203289.3140--
4PHIL 24-261353535122311.5120--
3KCL 10-24-----16660--
2MIAL 17-19------------
1@DENL 21-24-----2189110--

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017LAC16472.92605.516.32351225.5301
TOTAL 16472.92605.516.32351225.5301

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017LAC162727910.317.438330121
TOTAL 162727910.317.438330121

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC16585172202000
TOTAL 16585172202000

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017LAC1622-----0000
TOTAL 1622-00000000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017LAC1619154000-----
TOTAL 1619154000000-0
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rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Buffalo Bills16406.72112
Cleveland Browns14194.8900
Dallas Cowboys16152.5701
Denver Broncos27385.41101
Jacksonville Jaguars110424.21103
Kansas City Chiefs22136.51301
Miami Dolphins1------
New England Patriots1284500
New York Giants140-200
New York Jets1------
Oakland Raiders2111100
Philadelphia Eagles1135353511
Washington Redskins144912.33303

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division10372085.635210
vs AFC Teams123216152117
vs NFC Teams415996.63515
vs Own Division610525.21302

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December510818.13304
November322974.42116
October515825.53512
September3------

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium16152.5701
Arrowhead Stadium12136.51301
EverBank Field110424.21103
Gillette Stadium1284500
MetLife Stadium240-200
Oakland Coliseum1111100
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
StubHub Center8221818.23527

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses715986.53515
Wins9321625.13317

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)28283.51302
Sundays13392325.935210

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Buffalo Bills12189112-000
Cleveland Browns122110.5161-000
Dallas Cowboys135518.3381-010
Denver Broncos26244113-100
Jacksonville Jaguars157715.4282-220
Kansas City Chiefs2212660-000
Miami Dolphins1---------
New England Patriots111313131-000
New York Giants13289.3141-000
New York Jets1---------
Oakland Raiders218881-000
Philadelphia Eagles122311.5120-000
Washington Redskins100--0-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division101823513.1388-230
vs AFC Teams12191739.12810-320
vs NFC Teams4810613.3382-010
vs Own Division69444.9114-100

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December53279161-000
November31015015385-230
October511787.1145-100
September33248111-000

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium135518.3381-010
Arrowhead Stadium116660-000
EverBank Field157715.4282-220
Gillette Stadium111313131-000
MetLife Stadium23289.3141-000
Oakland Coliseum118881-000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High12189111-000
StubHub Center811746.7165-100

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses71214311.9284-220
Wins9151369.1388-110

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays12189111-000
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)246115.3381-010
Sundays13212009.52810-320

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Buffalo Bills1---------
Cleveland Browns1---------
Dallas Cowboys1---------
Denver Broncos2---------
Jacksonville Jaguars1---------
Kansas City Chiefs2---------
Miami Dolphins134916.32201000
New England Patriots1236182101000
New York Giants1---------
New York Jets1---------
Oakland Raiders2---------
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
Washington Redskins1---------

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division10585172202000
vs AFC Teams12585172202000
vs NFC Teams4---------
vs Own Division6---------

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
December5---------
November3---------
October5236182101000
September334916.32201000

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
AT&T Stadium1---------
Arrowhead Stadium1---------
EverBank Field1---------
Gillette Stadium1236182101000
MetLife Stadium2---------
Oakland Coliseum1---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
StubHub Center834916.32201000

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses7585172202000
Wins9---------

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2---------
Sundays13585172202000

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Buffalo Bills1-----0
Cleveland Browns1------
Dallas Cowboys1------
Denver Broncos2-----0
Jacksonville Jaguars111---0
Kansas City Chiefs211----
Miami Dolphins1------
New England Patriots1------
New York Giants1------
New York Jets1------
Oakland Raiders2------
Philadelphia Eagles1-----0
Washington Redskins1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division1011---0
vs AFC Teams1222---0
vs NFC Teams4-----0
vs Own Division611---0

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December511----
November311---0
October5-----0
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium1------
Arrowhead Stadium111----
EverBank Field111---0
Gillette Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium2------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
StubHub Center8-----0

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses722---0
Wins9-----0

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)211----
Sundays1311---0

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills10---0------
Cleveland Browns10----------
Dallas Cowboys10----------
Denver Broncos2220000-----
Jacksonville Jaguars1440000-----
Kansas City Chiefs21100-0-----
Miami Dolphins11010-0-----
New England Patriots11100-0-----
New York Giants11010-0-----
New York Jets10----------
Oakland Raiders22200-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles1211000-----
Washington Redskins15410-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division1014104000-----
vs AFC Teams1211101000-----
vs NFC Teams4853000-----
vs Own Division6550000-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December56510-0-----
November3440000-----
October5752000-----
September32110-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium10----------
Arrowhead Stadium11100-0-----
EverBank Field1440000-----
Gillette Stadium11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium21010-0-----
Oakland Coliseum12200-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11100-0-----
StubHub Center8963000-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses71082000-----
Wins9972000-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11100-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21100-0-----
Sundays1317134000-----
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