Austin Ekeler against the Cowboys. Sep 19, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s always fun to see running backs making great catches, and that’s what the Los Angeles Chargers’ Austin Ekeler (previously known for his gaming-focused NFL Draft live stream) did Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. With the Chargers facing second and 12 just inside Cowboys’ territory, Justin Herbert unleashed a rocket towards Ekeler (seen above with the ball during the first half), who was in between a couple of Dallas defenders on his route. Ekeler managed to haul it in with one hand, and to survive a shoulder to the head from Trevon Diggs afterwards (which led to 15 more yards being tacked on):

Here’s a freeze-frame of Ekeler’s catch:

Ekeler came out of the game after taking that hit, but returned a few plays later. And he certainly posted a great highlight here.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.