“As an inside linebacker in our 3-4 defense, Abe was at the epicenter of everything. He was in on practically every tackle in the run game, rushed the passer on blitzes, dropped into coverage, and made critical checks at the line of scrimmage per game plan. I have rarely seen a player improve as much as Abe in the last 2 years. He has developed into an absolute force to be reckoned with. On top of all that, Abe brought such positive energy to the field every day and infected others with his love for the game. He made our defense special.

"Luke is a rare combination of 2 things. First, he is a lockdown cover corner, capable of shutting down any team’s top receiver downfield man to man. But he is also an exceptional physical force in the run and screen game who allowed us to do some different things in coverage due to his tackling and physical skills. Luke has a special nose for the ball, and he led our team in interceptions. Luke’s energy and ferocious competitive drive have made him a stud on the field and raised the level of our entire defense."

–Coach Hayward Lee
    • Abe Echt ’21

    • Luke Nayfa ’21

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230


About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.