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2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Justin Evans played in all 12 games with five starts as a redshirt freshman. He helped Nebraska rank second in the Big Ten in rushing.
Evans made his first career start at Minnesota when Nebraska opened with six offensive linemen. Evanss started at center against Purdue. He started at left guard against Michigan State, Maryland and Wisconsin.
Evans redshirted and did not play in a game in 2022. He was a member of Nebraska's travel squad for the Huskers' trip to Iowa. For his effort during practice, Evans was honored as Nebraska's co-Offensive Scout of the Year.
Before Nebraska (Irvington HS)
Evans came to Nebraska from Irvington High School in New Jersey. In high school, Evans was a starter on the offensive and defensive lines.
Evans helped Irvington to a 12-2 record and a state championship as a senior in 2021. He was named an all-state selection for his efforts on the offensive line. Evans was also an all-state offensive lineman as a junior, when he helped the Blue Knights rush for more than 2,000 yards. As a defensive lineman, Evans recorded 52 tackles and five sacks as a junior. Evans also wrestled for Irvington.
A three-star prospect, Evans was ranked among the top 20 players in New Jersey by Rivals. He had interest from more than a dozen schools, including offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M.
Justin was born on April 21, 2004, and he is the son of Seanette Evans. Justin is majoring in business administration. Evans has volunteered his time with the N-Volved Leadership Group, Operation Christmas Child, the Black Student Alliance, the Nebraska Football Road Race, local Thanksgiving hospital visits and Nebraska’s Day of Service.