Austin Ekeler Running Back--L.A. Chargers--Marketing Overview & bio

About Austin

  • Originally from Eaton, CO
  • 25 years old
  • Finished his high school career with 2,398 rushing yards and 42 TDs for a 10.2 avg.
  • Played four seasons (2013-16) at Western State Colorado in Gunnison, Colo., totaling 5,857 rushing yards and 55 rushing TDs on 932 attempts (6.3 avg.)
  • Broke almost every career rushing record in school history
  • Completed his collegiate degree (event management) in the spring of 2018, following his rookie campaign
  • Has played a huge role for Chargers offense during 2019 season and easily one of the best running backs in the NFL
  • On March 6, 2020, signed four year extension with Chargers through 2023
  • Has incredible and strong bond with is mother, Susanne; also has one brother, Wyatt, who will be playing football at the University of Wyoming in 2020 as a freshman
Austin in college at Western Colorado State (Div II)

Austin's Incredible and Inspiring Journey to the NFL

  • Grew up in Eaton, Colorado (population: 5,000) where he lived with his mom and then-stepfather; his stepdad made Austin wake up everyday at 6:30 am to help him with his fencing company (rain or shine)
  • Had zero Division I offers coming out of high school; only offer came from tiny Western Colorado University (Div II)
  • To help pay for rent at school, got a job as a river rafting instructor
  • After graduation, already had a regular office job lined up for after the summer but was able to try out for the Chargers before it started
  • Made the Chargers' roster as an undrafted free agent in 2017
  • Became the first Chargers undrafted rookie RB to post three touchdown catches in a season, while tying RB Don Woods (1974) and RB James Brooks (1981) for the team record by a rookie RB
  • Has the second most receiving yards since 2018 among all NFL running backs
  • In March 2020, his hard work paid off: signed a four year, $24.5 million contract with Los Angeles, making him one of the faces of the franchise for the foreseeable future

2019: A Historic Season

2019 has been Austin's year! Through Week 14 (December 10th), Austin has accomplished accolades and some things no other Charger has done before...

  • Second highest Pro Football Focus overall running back grade (88.6, through Week 14)
  • Named to Pro Football Focus' All-Midseason Team
  • Wilson NFL Player of the Week (given to player with best performance in entire NFL for specific week, September 30th)
  • Is only the 2nd player in Chargers history with 100 rush yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game

Austin Ekeler is on a historic pace


Chargers RB Austin Ekeler out to prove he's an NFL feature back--ESPN

Austin Ekeler kept Melvin Gordon on the Chargers sideline--LA Times

Hobbies and Interests

  • LOVES video games! Has his own Twitch channel and loves interacting with his fans for contests/giveaways
  • Anything outdoor-related (fishing, hiking)
  • Loves to listen to classic rock; his signature touchdown dance is him shredding an air guitar
  • Dogs--just got two named Milly and Charlie!
  • Passionate about sustainable energy and anything 'green'-related
  • Boogie-boarding at SoCal beaches with his girlfriend, Taylor
  • Fitness, working out

Current Brand Partners/Endorsements:

  • Adidas--exclusive
  • Braun/Phillips--exclusive
  • Shock Doctor (mouthguards)--exclusive
  • Kollectico Bobbleheads--non-exclusive

Austin's Fitness YouTube Channel

Austin and his girlfriend, Taylor started their ow fitness/workout YouTube channel last year and since then, has taken off. Austin's incredible feats of strength have also gained national attention from huge media outlets (shown below)

National Exposure

Austin has been gaining the attention of some national outlets, including the NFL's main Instagram page feed (below)!

The Real-Life Diet of the L.A. Chargers' Austin Ekeler, Who’s Streaming His Workouts Like a Gamer--GQ Magazine (3/20)

Week 1, 2019

Gridiron Gaming Group

View Website HERE

  • With a huge passion for gaming, Austin recently launched his own website and e-sports group designed especially for athletes
  • The main objective is to help pro athletes expand their brand into gaming and monetize their communities
  • Austin is a pro at streaming his games and feeds on large platforms such as Twitch and wants to spread his passion and love for gaming with others
  • Now more than ever, game streaming has become a productive way for people to earn off-field revenue

Social Media Overview

Instagram: 82,600 followers

IG Account Breakdown