Sophomore (2016): Gained valuable experience with The Union as a redshirt freshman … Slotted to backup Jeremy Macauley at right guard.
Sophomore (2015): Played in four games during the regular season … Posted his first career start at New Mexico as the Wolf Pack rushed of 351 yards – the highest rushing output of the Brian Polian era … 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 … Letter winner.
Freshman (2014): Joined the program as a true freshman and redshirted his first year with the Wolf Pack.
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.
Born Daren James Echeveria on Nov. 9, 1994 ... Son of Sara and Matthew Echevaria ... Intends to major in business ... Enjoys fishing and sport shooting in his free time ... Calls Nevada his "dream school."