| Bryson Echols
|Height / Weight:|
5-10 / 180
A second-year defensive back ... an All-American and two time all-state selection in high school ... also a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects as a senior.
Coached by Claude Mathis at DeSoto ... All-American, two-time all-state, all-area and two-time all-district performer at defensive back ... played in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game ... a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the sixth-best cornerback and 79th-best overall prospect by ESPNU... a two-year starter who tallied 128 tackles, nine INTs, 38 PBUs and three fumble recoveries while helping DeSoto post a 30-8 record over his final three seasons ... a second-team selection on Dallas Morning News' All-Area team as a senior ... a second-team Preseason Super Team selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named second-team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... named honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... named first-team all-district 11-5A ... played in the ESPN Champion Gridiron Kings game prior to his senior season ... helped lead DeSoto to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs ... tallied 53 tackles, three INTS, 17 PBUs and one fumble recovery while making six field goals and going 52-54 on PATs at kicker ... named first-team All-State by the Associated Press as a junior ... earned second-team All-State honors by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... named first-team all-district 11-5A ... helped lead DeSoto to a 11-3 record and an appearance in the fourth round of the state playoffs ... recorded 63 tackles, six INTs, two fumble recoveries, 21 PBUs and scored three TDs ... helped lead DeSoto to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs as a sophomore ... also lettered in soccer and track and field.
Began playing football at age 14 ... two-time National Achievement Academy Honors recipient ... brother, Les, was an all-conference linebacker at Arkansas State (2001-03) ... cousin, Bruce Hatton, currently plays wide receiver at Southwestern Oklahoma State (2009-current) ... volunteered at the Special Olympics, the DeSoto Recreational Center and the Dallas Senior Citizens Luncheon.
THE ECHOLS FILE
Nickname: Foots, my brothers used to tease me about my big feet when I was young.
My dream as a college football player: To be considered one of the best at my position.
During pregame, I like to: Relax and listen to music
If I were to play another sport it would be: Soccer, I grew up playing it
Favorite vehicle: Dodge Charger
Favorite show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
I can't believe I watch: Dexter
Favorite movie: Lion King and Friday
Favorite sports movie: The Longest Yard (Adam Sandler)
Favorite actor and actress: Denzel Washington and Halle Berry
Favorite musical artist: Kings of Leon and J. Cole
Sports hero: Ed Reed and Ray Lewis
Favorite superhero: Green Lantern
Favorite video game: Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2
Favorite cartoon characters: SpongeBob SquarePants
Nobody knows how much I like to: Travel
I came to Texas because: The education is incomparable and the football program is one of the best.