The 27-year-old signed for the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Here is everything you need to know about his net worth, contract, career, personal life, and more.
One of the best NFL running backs currently gracing the game, Austin Ekeler is a star who plays for Los Angeles Chargers. Originally from Nebraska, Ekeler shot to prominence a few years ago.
|Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
|$24,500,000 (24.5 million)
|Date of Birth
|May 17, 1995
|5 ft 8 in
|NFL Draft Year
|Los Angeles Chargers (NFL)
Austin Ekeler Net worth & Endorsements
The American is said to have a net worth of 24 million Dollars. The running-back earns an average annual salary of 6 million dollars for the Chargers He is tied to several recognizable brands to help him increase his riches. The Star is also being endorsed by CT OF BEING, Verizon, Chipotle Adidas, Pizza Hut, Steel Series, Shock Doctor, and American Airlines
Austin Ekeler Contract Details
The 27-year-old signed his entry-level contract following the 2017 NFL draft for 3 years with the Chargers. He was said to earn 1.5 million dollars with a guaranteed signing bonus of 5000 dollars back then. For the first 2 years of his NFL career, he had an average annual salary of half a million dollars.
Later in 2019, the running-back signed a 4-year contract for 24.5 million dollars with the Los Angeles Chargers including a 6 million signing bonus, 15 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of 6.1 million dollars. It is not surprising that the Chargers have offered the star such a lucrative package. Ekeler is set to be a free agent in 2023 if he fails to renew his contract with the Chargers.
Austin Ekeler Football Career
Ekelers’s love for American Football started way back in his early days when he attended Eaton High School in Colorado, where he played high school football. The star running back played his college career at Western Colorado.
As a freshman, he led the team and had seven rushing touchdowns and as a sophomore, he had 14 touchdowns and set school records with 1,676 rushing yards, 2,093 total all-purpose yards, and 190.3 all-purpose yards per game. Before getting drafted into the NFL as a senior man in college, he had 1,495 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.
The 27-year-old’s professional career started in 2017 after getting drafted by The Los Angeles Chargers. The running back had his first career touchdown – a 35-yard rush on his first carry against the Philadelphia Eagles. The running back has come a long way since and never looked back. Ekeler has played 6 seasons for the Chargers. The stats show that the 27-year-old had 639 carries for 2892 yards, 303 catches for 2865 yards and has scored 45 touchdowns as of now.
Austin Ekeler Girlfriend & Personal Life
Though the 27-year-old is not married yet, it doesn’t mean that he’s not in a relationship. Austin is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Melanie Wilking. The couple is seen together in photos and videos on their social media handles. Melanie often visits the ground to watch her boyfriend play. Melanie, herself is very famous in Tiktok.
The running back also has a younger brother who plays football at the University of Wyoming.
In 2021 he started “Austin Ekeler’s Foundation” for creating more opportunities for people to fulfill their passion and lives.
FAQs about Austin Ekeler
|1. Where did Austin attend High school?
|Ekeler attended Eaton High School in Colorado
|2. Why does Ekeler wear the number 30 jersey for the Chargers?
|The running back wore the number 30 throughout his high school, so he decided to go back to his roots and decided to wear the number 30 for the Chargers.
|3. Why was the Austin Ekeler foundation started?
|The star had his own struggles while growing up so he decided to help people in similar situations and back them up financially.
|Is Elijah Mitchell married?
|No, he is in a relationship with Melanie Wilking