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Darren Evans
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Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1988-11-09) November 9, 1988 (age 29)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central
College: Virginia Tech
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Darren Evans (born November 9, 1988) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Early years[edit]

Evans attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a sophomore, he had 309 attempts for 2,248 yards and 27 touchdowns.[1] As a senior, he was awarded Indiana's Mr. Football Award in 2006 (an honor given to the top high school football player in the state of Indiana) with 288 attempts 2731 yards and 61 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

2008 season[edit]

On November 6, 2008, Evans broke Mike Imoh's school single-game rushing record, rushing for 253 yards against Maryland.[2] Evans is also the only player in school history to rush for a touchdown during each of his first six games.[3]

Evans was named most valuable player in the 2009 Orange Bowl after gaining 153 yards on 28 carries, and scoring a game-clinching touchdown.[4]

In 2009 summer practice, Evans tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which forced him to miss the 2009 season.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Att Yards Average TDs Receptions Yards TDs
2007 Virginia Tech
Redshirt
2008 Virginia Tech 287 1,265 4.4 11 17 117 0
2009 Virginia Tech
Injured
2010 Virginia Tech 151 854 5.7 11 9 100 0
College Totals 438 2,119 4.8 22 26 217 0

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Evans was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft on July 26, 2011. Evans was released on September 20 but added to the practice squad on the 22nd. Evans was re-signed to the active roster on October 15, 2011. He was released by Indianapolis on August 31, 2012.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Evans was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad September 3, 2012. He was released on April 19, 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darren Evans-Football Recruiting". Rivals. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ Slater, Darryl (2008-11-06). "Evans' record night sparks Hokies". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-11-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Slater, Darryl (2008-10-17). "Game plan for fatherhood". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-11-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (January 2, 2009). "Evans Exceeds Expectations". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  5. ^ Evans suffers torn ACL in practice; Tailback lost for season, Virginia Tech, August 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Wilkening, Mike (April 19, 2013). "Titans waive running back Darren Evans". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Imoh
Virginia Tech single-game rushing record
2008–present
(253 yards)
Succeeded by
current

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