Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waverly, Neb.
High School: Waverly
Major: Marketing


Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2017)

Erik Evans completed his Nebraska career in 2017, continuing to provide depth on the Husker defensive line. Evans was an outstanding scout team performer throughout his NU career and closed his time as a Husker by playing against Iowa on Senior Day.

A walk-on from Waverly High School, Evans began his career at linebacker before moving to the defensive front. He is a five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. He earned his degree in marketing in December of 2017. 

2017 (Senior)
Evans was a reserve defensive end and played on Senior Day against Iowa. 

2016 (Junior)
Evans added depth at defensive end, but see action in a game. 

2015 (Sophomore)
Evans added depth at defensive end, but did not play in a game.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Evans provided depth, but did not see game action.

2013 (Redshirt) 
Evans redshirted and worked as a scout team linebacker.

Before Nebraska (Waverly HS) 
Evans joined the Nebraska program as a versatile walk-on from Waverly High School. Evans saw action at tight end, linebacker, safety and quarterback. In his career, Evans rushed for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns, and threw for 761 yards as a quarterback. As a tight end, he caught 19 passes for 270 yards. On defense, Evans totaled 180 tackles, including 116 unassisted, with seven interceptions, two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries.

Evans was an honorable-mention all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He also earned honorable-mention all-state accolades in basketball.

The son of Doug and Angie Evans, Erik was born on Jan. 14, 1995. His older brother, Tyler, played for the Huskers from 2010 until 2013. Erik earned spot on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 and 2017. He has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local hospital visits.

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