Skyhawk Football | Walter Evans - 26

HometownMemphis, Tenn.
Height/Weight5-11 - 175 lbs.

2014: Emerged as one of the best defensive backs in the OVC, starting in all 12 contests…Ranked eighth in the league with three interceptions (0.25 per game) while adding 66 tackles, three tackles for loss, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry…Had an interception in each of the last three OVC games (against Austin Peay, at Murray State, at Eastern Illinois), returning one pick for a 16-yard touchdown at Murray State on Nov. 1…Was named adidas OVC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 23 after making six tackles to go along with a fumble recovery and interception in the win at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 22…Made a career-high nine tackles against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 27.

2013: Played in all 12 games, making five tackles (four solo)…Made a season-high two tackles in wins at Chattanooga (Aug. 29) and against Murray State (Nov. 2).

2012: Saw time in four games, tallying two tackles…Made an assisted stop at Tennessee Tech on Nov. 10 and a solo tackle in the win over Tennessee State on Nov. 17.

2011: Redshirted.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Ridgeway High School under head coach Duron Sutton…Helped lead the Roadrunners to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the Class 5A semifinals in 2010…Was a Memphis Commercial Appeal all-district second team offense wide receiver as a senior…Earned a spot on the Blue Team for the 2010 Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 6, 1993…Son of Daphne Evans…Majoring in management.

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