8  Kyle Echols
Kyle Echols
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Galloway, Ohio

High School:
Westland

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 171

Position:
RB

Experience:
SQ

2004 (Freshman):
A reserve receiver that has been moved to defensive back.

2003:
Redshirted, did not play.

High School:
Played for coach Gary Barber and Anthony Naples at Westland High ... lettered in football and track ... twice selected as team captain and team MVP of the track team ... state runner up in the 200-meter dash, set a conference record in the 100-meter dash and set school records in the 100, 200 and the 4x100 relay ... set a state power lifting title in the middle weight division ... All-Conference in football ... named outstanding offensive player as well as winning the "Big Stick" award for his play at defensive back ... named the outstanding player at the Ohio State football camp ... recorded more than 1,000 all-purpose yards as a senior while also recording more than 100 tackles and 25 pass breakups ... was a member of the National Honor Society and the Scholar Athlete Award winner ... chose Marshall over Purdue, East Carolina, Kent State, Minnesota, Indiana and Clemson.

Personal:
Full name is Kyle Lamont Echols ... born on April 2, 1985 ... son of Kevin and Robin Echols ... his dad played football at Central State University and was invited to camp by the New York Giants ... has one brother, Kalen (16), and one sister, Keonna (15) ... is a cousin of Olympic medalist Nikki Green ... lists Alex Haley as his favorite author ... is a pre-business major.