SOPHOMORE (2016) – Appeared in 10 of 12 games as a sophomore and made two starts … Got the call to start at Purdue (9/24) and against Fresno State (10/8) … Helped block for a 1,000-yard rusher in James Butler and aided in Nevada compiling a rushing offense that ranked third in the West Division at 174.0 yards per game … Played a number of minutes in the Buffalo game where the Wolf Pack rushed for 352 yards, which was the highest rushing total in a single game in the Brian Polian era … Letter winner.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015) - Played in five games and registered two starts against New Mexico and Wyoming … Posted his first career start against the Lobos as the Wolf Pack rushed of 351 yards – the highest rushing output of the Brian Polian era at the time … Also started at Wyoming … Helped block for a pair of 1,000-yard running backs in James Butler and Don Jackson, marking just the third time in program history Nevada’s had two 1,000-yard running backs in the same season.
FRESHMAN (2014) - Joined the program as a true freshman and redshirted his first year with the Wolf Pack.
HIGH SCHOOL - A 2013 graduate of Antelope (Calif.) High School ... Was a three-sport athlete who earned eight varsity letters in football, wrestling and track and field ... Earned all-league and all-metro honors as a junior and senior and, as a senior, earned all-city, all-section and all-state accolades ... Was a two-time Lineman of the Year winner in his league ... Won the section wrestling championship at 285 pounds ... Recorded 22 pancake blocks in a championship game as a senior ... Earned the Academic Merit Award and was also on the Honor Roll ... Played on season at USAFA Prep (2013) after high school.
PERSONAL - Born Daren James Echeveria on Nov. 9, 1994 ... Son of Sara and Matthew Echevaria ... Management major ... Enjoys fishing and sport shooting in his free time ... Calls Nevada his "dream school."