6  Curtis Echols
Curtis Echols

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
White Station HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
12/08/1986

Experience:
2L


2008:


Played in nine of 13 games, primarily on special teams...Credited with five total tackles during the season...Moved into the secondary after working his freshman season as a receiver...Saw his first game action of the season against Marshall, and registered two tackles on special teams...Credited with two tackles on special teams with the kickoff squad versus Arkansas State...Blocked a UAB punt in the third quarter allowing Memphis to score on the short field...Also tallied a solo tackle on special teams versus the Blazers.

2007:


Was one of just four true freshmen to see game action during the 2007 season...Only played in the Jacksonville State game and did not have a reception in the contest...Transitioned from wide receiver to defensive back during spring workouts...Credited with two solo tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in the 2008 Blue-Gray Game.

Prep:


Played for coach Major Wright at White Station High...Totaled 30 catches for more than 500 yards and four touchdowns in 2005...Combined for 1,461 receiving yards and scored 26 touchdowns during last two seasons...Logged 91 receptions in `04 and `05...Listed as one of the top 10 receivers at the Oxford NIKE training camp for the 40-yard dash and his vertical leap...As a junior, broke the Shelby-Metro record for TD receptions in a single season with 22...Previous record had been held by former Tiger receiver Damien Dodson...Selected as a member of the Commercial Appeal's Football "Best of the Preps" in 2004 and 2005.

Personal:


Curtis Echols is the son of Gertie Ward...Born December 8, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn.

Echols' Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2007 1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 9/0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 10/0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Echols' Career Highs
Tackles 2 (Marshall 2008, Arkansas State 2008)
Solo Tackles 1 (Arkansas State 2008, UAB 2008)
Assisted Tackles 2 (Marshall 2008)
Blocked Kick 1 (UAB - Punt 2008)

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