60 IN 60

60 in 60: #58 Weber State’s Eddie Heckard (Cornerback)

Jun 13, 2022, 1:40 PM | Updated: Jul 7, 2022, 1:49 pm
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Weber State cornerback Eddie Heckard (Courtesy of Robert Casey / Weber State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Robert Casey / Weber State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at #58 is Weber State‘s Eddie Heckard (CB).

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah as voted on by the media (and a fan ballot).

“Eddie Heckard is one of the best slot defenders in the country, has been a multiple first-conference guy for us,” Weber State head coach Jay Hill said of his defensive back. “We expect him to play an All-American caliber this year and is another one if things go well this year should have opportunity to play in the NFL.”

Weber State’s Eddie Heckard

Heckard is a junior cornerback out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before starting his college career, Heckard was a standout player for Desert Pines High School. While at Desert Pines, he had the longest interception return in Nevada state championship history.

After sitting out the 2017 season, Heckard saw his first action with the Wildcats during their 2018 campaign. He played in three contests and helped Weber State win a second straight Big Sky Conference title and earn a trip into the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs.

In 2019 as a redshirt freshman, the Las Vegas native played in all 15 of Weber State’s games. He helped the Wildcats capture their third consecutive conference title and reached the FCS semifinals. Heckard earned second-team All-Big Sky honors for his play.

During Weber State’s spring season in 2021, Heckard received first-team All-Big Sky honors and helped the Wildcats to a fourth consecutive Big Sky championship.

In the fall of 2021, Heckard earned the second of back-to-back first-team All-Big Sky honors.

During his career with the Wildcats, Heckard has recorded 143 total tackles, 102 solo tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, five interceptions, 28 pass breakups, and six forced fumbles in 35 games.

This fall, Heckard and the Wildcats will open their 2022 schedule at home against the Western Oregon Wolves. The season-opening game will take place on September 1 at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah.

Previously on the 60 in 60, Heckard’s teammate Noah Atagi came in at No. 60.

About the 60 in 60

Every summer Hans and Scotty reveal the best college football players in the state of Utah in their annual 60 in 60 as voted on by the media.

In 2022, for the first time ever, the 60 in 60 included one vote based on a fan ballot.

Click here for the complete 60 in 60 rankings countdown.

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