Byron Evans
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-02-23) February 23, 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
High School: Phoenix (AZ) South Mountain
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 4 / Pick: 93
Debuted in 1987 for the Philadelphia Eagles
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Byron Nelson Evans (born February 23, 1964) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles defense of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Evans was a middle linebacker for some of the Eagles best defenses. However he was often overshadowed by teammates on the famed "gang green" defenses of the Eagles such as Reggie White, Jerome Brown, Clyde Simmons and Seth Joyner.


On January 14, 2009, Byron was a phone guest on the WIP Radio show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Byron now lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He has a 12-year-old son and is very active in the church and community. He currently is a school teacher at A.S.U. Preparatory Academy (P.E.).

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