MEET: WR MIKE EVANS
April 15, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is annually given to the nation’s top receiver … was also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award … named a first-team All-American by the AP ... earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors after leading the Aggies in receptions and receiving yards for the second straight year with 65 for 1,322 yards and 12 touchdowns … Evans broke the old record of 1,207 receiving yards set by Ryan Swope in 2011 and he matched the school record for touchdown catches originally set by Jeff Fuller in 2010 … Evans led the SEC in receiving touchdowns, ranked No. 2 in receiving yards and was fourth in catches … his 20.3 yards per catch were tops in the SEC among receivers with 40 or more catches … also matched the school single game record with four receiving touchdowns against Auburn … he shattered one of A&M’s oldest records when he exploded for 279 yards on seven catches against Alabama (old record of 250 by Ken “Dude” McLean vs. Texas in 1965) … rebroke that record a few games later with 287 on 11 catches vs. Auburn … owns two of the top five single game receiving yards efforts in SEC history … had five 100-yard games in 2013, including two 200-yard games … team captain.
2012 (FRESHMAN): A 2012 Freshman All-SEC selection … started in all 13 games at wide receiver … led the team with 82 catches for 1,105 yards (13.5 average), both freshman records ... his 82 catches rank No. 2 in school history and 1,105 receiving yards rank No. 3 ... scored five touchdowns and averaged 85.2 receiving yards per game … produced three 100-yard games at SMU, at Ole Miss and vs. Louisiana Tech … had a season-high two touchdown catches against Sam Houston State … longest catch of the season was a 75-yard grab against Louisiana Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned second-team District 24-4A honors after making 25 receptions for 648 yards and 7 TDs as a senior at Galveston Ball … also had two interceptions on defense … PrepStar All-Region … chose the Aggies over Tulane … also a standout basketball player, averaging 18.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game as a senior … posted a 4.54 time in the 40-yard dash at football camp.
PERSONAL: Mike Evans was born Aug. 21, 1993 ... sports management major.