BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Football wrapped up its final Monday practice of 2017 Fall
Camp with one more offensive weapon than it did a week prior: Cameron Echols-Luper.
The graduate transfer from Arkansas State has bolstered a wide receiver group that
was already loaded with numerous playmakers.
The Ennis, Texas, native played at TCU during the 2013 and 2014 season before
transferring to Arkansas State, sitting out the 2015 season and competing in 2016
for the Red Wolves. Echols-Luper established himself as a multi-dimensional threat
on the field over the course of three years playing for the Horned Frogs and Red
Wolves, but was looking for a new opportunity just a few months ago.
“I contacted one of my good friends Stephon Brown and told him, ‘Hey, I need a place
to call home,’” Echols-Luper said. “This is a great group of guys, a great team, a
great atmosphere and a great group of coaches. They all welcomed me with open arms
and I appreciate them all for that.”
Formerly a track star at TCU – performing among the best in the Big 12 in the long
jump, 200-meter and 4×100 relay – Echols-Luper was named by Sporting News as the
Fastest Receiver in the Sun Belt and mentioned by NFL.com as a
16-for-16: College Football’s Most Freakish Athletes.
He comes to The Hill having produced career statistics as a receiver (39 catches for
500 yards and one touchdown), punt returner (54 returns for 560 yards and one
touchdown), passer (5-of-7 attempts for 174 yards and two touchdowns) and even a
punter (4 kicks for a 34.8-yard average, including a long of 68).
“I’m a senior here and I’ll do whatever Coach Sanford needs me to do to help the
team win. We all have the same mindset, we’re ready to ball,” Echols-Luper said.
With the kind of genuine speed the graduate senior has, head coach Mike Sanford has
yet another card to play while constructing the Hilltoppers’ game plan.
“He brings game experience and his speed – as verified by being on one of the elite
4×100 relay teams at TCU – is significant,” Sanford said Aug. 9 after Echols-Luper’s
first team practice. “Mike White’s looking for as many weapons as possible to
surround himself with and so are we as a program.”
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