2013 Freshman: Redshirted the 2013 season after joining the team as a walk-on prior to the season.
High School: First-team All-State coaches selection ... Two-time All-Conference selection as a linebacker ... Eureka High School Athlete of the Year ... Recorded 13 career touchdowns and eight career interceptions ... Four-year member of the high school honor roll ... Academic All-State selection as a senior ... Also received one varsity letter in basketball and two in track ... High school coach was Farrell Shelton.
Personal: Full given name is Nathaniel Ray Echard ... Last name pronounced ECK-erd ... Son of Kelly and Brian Echard ... Enrolled in general curriculum ... Has two brothers ... Born Feb. 22, 1995, in Valparaiso, Ind. ... Had a brother and uncle play football at Missouri and his grandfather played football at USC.
Updated July 2014