Josh Evans (defensive back)

Josh Evans

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Evans with the Jacksonville Jaguars
No. --Free agent
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-05) June 5, 1991
Place of birth: Irvington, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Irvington (NJ)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 169
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2015
Tackles: 160
Passes defended: 3
Forced fumbles: 1
Interceptions: 0
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Joshua N. Evans (born June 5, 1991) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. Evans played college football for the University of Florida. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years

Evans attended Irvington High School in Irvington, New Jersey. He played high school football for the Irvington Blue Knights, playing on both offense and defense. He rushed for 1,403 yards and 14 touchdowns, and completed 123 of 190 pass attempts for 1,856 yards and 18 touchdowns. Evans also recorded 78 tackles and seven interceptions on defense during his senior year. Following his senior season, the Star-Ledger recognized him as he Essex County Player of the Year, and he received first-team all-state honors.

Also an standout track & field athlete, Evans competed in hurdles, relays and the jumps, and led Irvington to the New Jersey Group 3 state championship.[1] At the 2008 NJSIAA Group Championships, he took silver in the 110-meter hurdles (13.91 s), placed 9th in the 200-meter dash (22.22 s) and finished 6th in the 400-meter hurdles (55.19 s). He captured the state title in the 55-meter hurdles at the 2009 NJSIAA Meet of Champions, with a PR time of 7.40 seconds.[2] He got a personal-best time of 7.98 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2009 National Scholastic Indoor Championships, where he took 5th.[3]

College career

Evans accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, and played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012. He started 24 of 47 games in which he appeared for the Gators during his four-year college career, compiling a total of 154 tackles. As a senior in 2012, he distinguished himself in the Gators' 14–7 win over the Missouri Tigers, leading the team with twelve tackles.[1]

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars chose Evans in the sixth round, with the 169th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. Evans officially signed with the Jaguars on July 18, 2013.[4] Evans finished with 58 tackles as a rookie.

Evans had 90 tackles in his second season.

On September 3, 2016, Evans was released by the Jaguars.[5]

Washington Redskins

On October 5, 2016, Evans was signed by the Washington Redskins.[6] He was released by the Redskins on October 28, 2016.[7]

See also


  1. 1 2, Football, 2012 Football Roster, Josh Evans. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  4. Oehser, John (July 18, 2013). "Evans agrees to terms". Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  5. Oehser, John. "Down to 53: LB Davis, OG Bernadeau released".
  6. Czarda, Stephen (October 5, 2016). "Redskins Sign Safeties Donte Whitner And Josh Evans".
  7. Czarda, Stephen (October 28, 2016). "Redskins Sign Mack Brown To Active Roster".
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