Ekeler, who signed with the Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Western State prior to the 2017 season, has appeared in 46 games and made 11 starts for the Bolts. Among several notable performances, the 5-10, 200-pound Ekeler posted the NFL's 35th 100-yard rushing / 100-yard receiving game in the Chargers' victory at Jacksonville last season on just 12 offensive touches — the fewest in a 100/100 performance in NFL history.
Serving as the team's primary running back for the first four games of 2019, Ekeler joined Priest Holmes as the only undrafted running backs in the common draft era to have a touchdown and at least 100 scrimmage yards in three of the first four games of a season. His 14 career touchdown catches are the most by an undrafted running back through three seasons since 1967.
The Eaton, Colo., native was a four-time first-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection while at Western State and broke nearly every career rushing record in school history, rushing for 1,000 yards in each of his four seasons.
Take a look back at the best photos of Austin Ekeler from the 2019 season.