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Austin Ekeler is an American professional football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL. He was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Colorado. His net worth is $25 million.

This article is about Austin Ekeler’s net worth, contract, salary, earnings, biography, wife, and more.

Austin Ekeler’s Biography and Career

Austin Ekeler was born on May 17, 1995, in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. He attended Eaton High School in Eaton, Colorado, and played football as a running back.

College Career

Ekeler joined Western Colorado and played college football for the Mountaineers from 2013-2016.

As a freshman in 2013, he played in nine games and recorded 1,049 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He was awarded the RMAC Offensive Freshman of the Year. He was a four-time First-team All-RMAC (2013–2016).

Professional Career

Austin Ekeler was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Chargers following the 2017 NFL Draft. The running back has been playing for the Chargers since 2017.

In his rookie season in 2017, he finished with 260 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 279 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns.

In the 2021 season, Ekeler had 20 touchdowns. He was one of only two players in Chargers franchise history to score that many touchdowns in a single season.

In the 2022 season, the running back played in all 17 games for the Chargers. He recorded 915 rushing yards, 107 catches for 722 yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns.

Austin Ekeler’s Net Worth, Salary, Career Earnings, and Contract

In 2024, running back Austin Ekeler’s net worth is $25 million. His prime source of earnings is his football contract. His average annual salary is $6.125 million for the Chargers.


In 2020, Ekeler signed a 4-year contract with Los Angeles Chargers, worth $24.5 million. The contract came with a signing bonus of $6 million and a total guarantee of $15 million. His contract is due to expire in 2024.

In 2017, Ekeler signed a three-year rookie contract with the Chargers, worth $1.66 million.

Career Earnings

Ekeler has played six seasons with the Chargers. His career earnings are $20,966,224, only from football salaries.

The following table refers to Ekeler’s career earnings in six seasons.

2017Los Angeles Chargers $470,000
2018Los Angeles Chargers $555,000
2019Los Angeles Chargers $645,000
2020Los Angeles Chargers $9,546,224
2021Los Angeles Chargers $4,250,000
2022Los Angeles Chargers $5,500,000

Personal Info

Full NameAustin Ekeler 
BornMay 17, 1995
Current ClubLos Angeles Chargers 
NFL Draft2017, Undrafted 
PositionRunning Back
Shirt No.30
Age 28
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Nationality American
Net Worth$25 million 
Average Annual Salary$6.125 million 
Relationship StatusIn a Relationship 
Girlfriend Melanie Wilking
Instagram @austinekeler


Ekeler is currently in a relationship. His gorgeous girlfriend is Melanie Wilking. She is a social media influencer.

Austin Ekeler Girlfriend Melanie Wilking


Born on May 17, 1995, he is 28 years old.


He is 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall.


He is 200 lbs.

NFL Stats

[As of Week 18, 2022]

Rushing Yards 3,727
Rushing Average 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns 34
Receptions 389
Receiving Yards 3,448
Receiving Touchdowns 29


What is Austin Ekeler’s Net Worth?

His net worth is $25 million.

How much is his average annual salary?

$6.125 million.

Which college did he play for?

Western Colorado.

What is his shirt no.?

He wears No. 30 for the Chargers.

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