Austin Eckeler: “I’m an athlete, but that’s not all. I am my own dreamer, I try to give the world as much value as possible and help as many people as possible”; stay tuned for more from Sky Sports’ interview with Ekeler in the coming weeks about Justin Herbert and Brandon Staley.
Justin Herbert takes the shotgun blast and passes it to Austin Eckeler, who slaps and works his way for a touchdown before picking up a guitar in the back of the end zone and imitating Metallica while his quarterback untangles his hair and headbutts. together. Around 2023… maybe.
“Everything is going great, man, it’s really hard, it’s like learning to walk all over again,” Ekeler told Sky Sports. “I need to learn how to use my fingers and play at the same time, so the question arises: “What should I look at?”.
“It has been a journey, but a journey that will be long and I am looking forward to it.
“If the NFL hadn’t fined me for using props, I would definitely have done it!”
There are rarely moments when Ekeler sits idle. He is non-stop, running on a seemingly endless and contagious supply of drive, and he would have no other choice. When not learning to play the guitar, he bounces, weaves, or blocks on the football field; when not at work, he broadcasts live, participates in or spearheads philanthropic initiatives through the Austin Eckeler Foundation, or serves as a full-time NFL fantasy football anchor through his own podcast.
As for the latter, he’s become the league’s favorite provider of thinly-veiled social media hints about his health every game week to help those contemplating whether or not to include him on their Fantasy team.
He brushes aside any suggestion that he is a fantasy football expert and refuses to offer any advice except one – choose him! Behind the game itself lies a pleasant path to interaction.
“It’s really amazing. I just realized that there is such a big community around fantasy football,” he said. “I live to take advantage of opportunities and I see so many different opportunities that the NFL provides.
“There are two sides to the NFL: playing in the league, getting money and playing games, and real fans, communities.