Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014; Spring 2014, 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Sophomore Erik Evans is among a group of players who will compete for playing time at defensive end behind the likely starting duo of Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish. The 6-3, 255-pound Evans has continued to add strength in the NU weight room throughout his time in the program and had a strong spring practice session.
A walk-on from Waverly High School, Evans began his career at linebacker before moving to the defensive front. He is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete selection, while majoring in marketing.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Evans provided depth, but did not see game action.
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 until 2013. Erik earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2014. He has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local hospital visits.