Honors & Awards
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
He performed well in the classroom, earning a spot on the academic All-Big Ten team.
Before Nebraska (Waverly HS)
On the gridiron, Evans starred on both sides of the football, helping Coach Mike Johnson's Vikings to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class B state quarterfinals. Offensively, Evans guided Waverly from his quarterback spot, rushing for 651 yards and 13 touchdowns, while passing for nearly 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. From his defensive back spot, the 6-1, 180-pound Evans made 25 tackles and had two interceptions.
Evans was named a first-team All-Nebraska defender by the Omaha World-Herald and a first-team Super-State defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. Evans was also a standout for Waverly as a junior. He accounted for 1,200 yards of total offense, including 900 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, while racking up 61 tackles and eight interceptions on defense. His play earned Evans first-team Class B all-state honors in 2008, and second-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as an athlete.
Evans was regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com, while SuperPrep listed him among the top 70 players in the Midlands Region.
Evans was a first-team all-state pick in basketball as a junior when he averaged 20 points per game, and again as a senior with 20.8 ppg in 2010.
On the track, Evans won the Class B 100 meters as a junior and finished third as a senior. In the 200 meters he was second as a senior and sixth as a junior. He also helped Waverly to a runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay in both 2009 and 2010. Evans starred in the classroom as well, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average.
He also had offers from Ohio and Princeton, but only visited Nebraska.
Evans' Career Statistics