Former TCU and Arkansas State kick returner Cameron Echols-Luper will transfer to Western Kentucky for his senior graduate season.
Echols-Luper, who played two seasons for the Horned Frogs in 2013 and 2014, will play this season with the Hilltoppers.
The Ennis, Texas, product was an honorable mention All-Big 12 return specialist for the Horned Frogs in 2014. His key punt return for a touchdown turned around a tough victory at Kansas. That score helped boost the Frogs into the Peach Bowl.
Echols-Luper caught 26 passes last season for Arkansas State, totaling 407 yards and 1 touchdown.
He is the son of Curtis Luper, the Horned Frogs’ co-offensive coordinator with Sonny Cumbie.
Arrival should boost potent Hilltoppers passing attack
Western Kentucky coach Mike Sanford told Brad Stephens of the Bowling Green (Ky.) Daily News that Echols-Luper will help his team.
“The only reason we’d take a grad transfer is if we know that’s somebody that can help us immediately get closer to winning our conference and winning a New Year’s Six bowl game,” Sanford told the Daily News. “So we’re looking for either a dynamic playmaker or someone that can really shore up either one of our lines.”
Echols-Luper was suspended from the Arkansas State team this spring when he was arrested for misdemeanor drug possession, according to Memphis television station WMC.