54  Terrence Echols
Terrence Echols

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Byhalia, Miss.

High School:
Byhalia HS

Last College:
Northwest Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 307

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
08/01/1986

Experience:
1L


Career Summary: Signed with the Tigers in Dec. `06 as a transfer from Northwest Mississippi CC...Played in 12 games and made three starts in the offensive front in `07...Started against UAB and SMU as well as in the New Orleans Bowl...Part of an offensive line that led C-USA and ranked 10th nationally in sack denial in `07...Received one of the True Tiger Awards at the `08 spring game.

2008 Highlights: Played in 10 of 13 games with two starts at right guard against Nicholls St. and Arkansas St....Also has spent time at center...Part of an o-line that ranked 2nd in C-USA in fewest sacks allowed (17)...Was in on a season-high 67 offensive plays against Nicholls St....Saw action in 40% of team's offensive plays.

Notable: Earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in communications and sports management in May `09.

2007: Signed with the Tigers in December 2006 and enrolled at the U of M for the spring semester...Played in 12 of the team's 13 games in 2007...Was part of an offensive line that led C-USA in sack denial for the fourth straight season...Tiger O-line only gave up 14 sacks, which also ranked 10th nationally...Helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that ranked 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Saw his first game action versus Jacksonville State...Was forced to make a tackle in the game after a Tiger interception in the third quarter...Made his first start of the season against UAB...Participated in 55 of the 71 plays versus the Blazers...Also started against SMU and played in a career high 96 snaps in a Memphis and C-USA record 108 offensive plays against the Mustangs...Started his third straight game in the New Orleans Bowl versus Florida Atlantic.

Junior College: Lettered two seasons on the offensive line at Northwest Mississippi Community College...Was part of an offensive line that gave up just five sacks in 2006...The Rangers averaged 330 yards of total offense per game in 2006, which ranked third in the MACJC Region 23...Also contributed to the Rangers averaging over 235 yards rushing per game, which ranked second in the league...Named to the MACJC North All-State team as a lineman in 2006...Graduated from NWMCC in just three semesters.

Prep: A four-year starter as a right tackle and a defensive lineman at Byhalia High School...Played for Coach Gaylon Jones...Won several honors during his prep career, including Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and team's MVP as a senior...Was also a right fielder for the baseball team and threw the shot put for the track squad.

Personal: Terrence Lashun Echols is the son of Terry Echols and Linda and Kenneth Duncan...Born August 1, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn....Enjoys playing video games and was an honor roll student in high school.

Echols' Career Offensive Line Statistics
Yr	Games/Starts	Plays/Total Team Plays
2007	12/3	288/1017
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