St. Thomas More Knights’ defensive end Tyler Eckert (43) prepares top sack Holy Cross quarterback Nate Hunt earlier this season. (Burnaby NOW photo by Jennifer Gauthier)

Howard Tsumura
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BURNABY, BC — It’s so easy to get caught up in the out-of-nowhere ascent that Tyler Eckert made as a raw rookie running back last season.

So much so that you chuckle every time you remind yourself that the 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior with Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Knights is actually about as natural and instinctive a sack artist as we’ve seen over the recent history of B.C. high school football.