Brandin Echols, the flop artist from the Gator Bowl, announces plans for 2021 season
Known as the flop artist from the Gator Bowl, Bradin Echols, a senior cornerback at Kentucky, has announced he has played his last game for the Wildcats.
Echols, a former JUCO product, will not return to Kentucky for another season in 2021. Invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Bowl, Echols announced that he would enter the NFL Draft. He thanked the Big Blue Nation for all of the support Monday afternoon.
“I’m excited about the next step and I will continue to learn, mature and excel as a responsible and upstanding citizen,” Echols wrote in a message posted to social media.
Echols turned in a career performance in the Gator Bowl win over N.C. State with seven tackles and his first career interception. Although he suffered an injury in the second half, he may be most remembered nationally for his soccer-like flop after a Wolfpack defender bumped into him in a game that will be remembered for its chippiness between the teams.
In 2019 the Southhaven, Mississippi native finished fourth on the team in tackles (54) and forced two fumbles. He reached the 54-tackle mark in 2020 with two fewer games, which was fourth on the team.
Thank You BBN I love y’all 🤙🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/WVxeY0QtwE
— Brandin Echols (@matayo_echols) January 4, 2021