Johnny Evans (Canadian football)
|Date of birth||?|
|Place of birth||Kingston, Ontario|
|Date of death||1930|
Grey Cup champion - 1922, 1923Eastern All-Star - 1921, 1922, 1923
While attending Queen's University, Evans had a spectacular football career. Quarterback for a Grey Cup championship dynasty, he led the Golden Gaels to two of their three victories (1922 & 1923), scoring two touchdowns in the 11th Grey Cup (the greatest victory in the history of the game; 54-0 over the Regina Roughriders). He was one of the top quarterbacks in the country, being selected as a Toronto Globe all-star three times.
He also played one season for the Hamilton Tigers in 1924.
Evans was one of the best players to ever wear the Tricolour, and one of Queen's best quarterbacks. After his tragic accidental death in 1930, the University Football Team has presented an award, the Johnny Evans Memorial Award for Most Valuable Player, to honour his memory. He has been enshrined in the Queen's University Football Hall of Fame.