Dan Eckert was a 2 star athlete for the Hoopeston community to enjoy during his tenure in high school. Although many remember Danny as a speedster on the track, he was also a very talented football player. His senior year he led the team in rushing yards and tackles.
Danny was named to the All-Wauseca Defensive team at safety as a unanimous selection. Danny would go on to play collegiately at Olivet Nazarene University in football, before leaving to take a job in the private sector.