#53 Tommy Eckels

LB

Class Freshman
Height 6'2"
Weight 229
Hometown Kansas City, Mo.
High School Rockhurst
Bio

The Eckels File
• Prepped at Rockhurst (Mo.)
• Over 300 career tackles as a prep
• 136 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior
• First-team all-state as a senior
• 133 tackles, nine sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior year
• Second-team all-state as a junior
• Led Rockhurst to Missouri Class 6-A runner-up
• Four-time first-team all-metro in lacrosse
• U.S. All-American in lacrosse
• Four-year letter winner in basketball
• Full name is Thomas Pritchard Eckels
• Born in Kansas City, Missouri
• Son of David and Ann Eckels
• Father played football at Vanderbilt
• Three siblings: Jack, Jeanne, William and Molly