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Jerod Evans
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Evans dropping back to throw a pass, Sep 2016
No. 10 – Washington Valor
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-01-16) January 16, 1994 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Mansfield (TX)
College:Virginia Tech
Undrafted:2017
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Jerod X. Evans (born January 16, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Evans attended Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas.

College careerEdit

Evans played for the United States Air Force Academy in 2013 before tearing his ACL[1] and transferring to Trinity Valley Community College.[2] After two years at Trinity Valley he transferred to Virginia Tech.[3] In his first year at Virginia Tech in 2016 he was named the starting quarterback.[4][5] In his first start he threw for 221 yards and four touchdowns against Liberty.[6] In his first season at Virginia Tech he completed the regular season with 26 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions. Evans also broke the record for total offense in a season, previously held by Logan Thomas, leading Virginia Tech to the 2016 ACC Championship game against Clemson with a 9-3 (6-2 Coastal) record. In the 2016 Belk Bowl Evans led Virginia Tech to overcome a school record 24 point deficit with 330 all-purpose yards.[7] Evans' 2016 season set school records for most passes completed (263), most touchdowns thrown (28), most touchdowns thrown in a game (5), most passing yards, and highest completion percentage.[8]

On January 2, 2017, Evans announced that he was foregoing his senior year and entering the 2017 NFL Draft, but he ended up undrafted.[9]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2016 Virginia Tech 268 422 63.8 3,552 8.4 29 8 153.1 204 846 4.1 12
Career 268 422 63.8 3,552 8.4 29 8 153.1 204 846 4.1 12

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Evans signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017.[10] He suffered a foot injury in the first week of rookie minicamp and was waived/injured by the Eagles and placed on injured reserve on May 14, 2017.[11] He was waived from injured reserve on May 22, 2017 with an injury settlement.[12]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On October 17, 2017, Evans was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.[13] He was released on December 19, 2017.[14]

The Spring LeagueEdit

In March 2018, Evans was named as a quarterback for the East team in the 2018 edition of The Spring League, a developmental showcase and scouting event for current NFL free agents.[15]

Washington ValorEdit

On May 22, 2018, Evans was assigned to the Washington Valor. On July 2, 2018, he was placed on reassignment.[16]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

On March 6, 2019, Evans was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.

Washington ValorEdit

On April 12, 2019, Evans was traded to the Washington Valor.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wallace, Ava. "Virginia Tech names junior college transfer Jerod Evans starting quarterback for opener". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/08/25/virginia-tech-names-junior-college-transfer-jerod-evans-starting-quarterback-for-opener/. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  2. Mansfield grad Jerod Evans takes long route to Virginia Tech
  3. Hokies land commitment from nation's No. 1 dual threat JUCO quarterback Jerod Evans
  4. Virginia Tech names junior college transfer Jerod Evans starting quarterback for opener
  5. Virginia Tech tabs Jerod Evans as starting quarterback
  6. Virginia Tech's Jerod Evans aims for perfection
  7. "Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech - Box Score - December 29, 2016 - ESPN". http://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=400876101.
  8. "Jerod Evans adds new school records to his resume". VTScoop. http://virginiatech.247sports.com/Bolt/Jerod-Evans-adds-new-school-records-to-his-resume-50108837.
  9. http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/virginia-tech-loses-qb-jerod-evans-and-his-top-two-weapons-to-the-nfl-draft/
  10. "Check Out The Full Rookie Camp Roster". May 11, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171215222222/http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Check-Out-The-Full-Rookie-Camp-Roster/26ab102d-e5ee-44e7-ba37-3707f26dfab5.
  11. Gowton, Brandon Lee (May 14, 2017). "Eagles waived/injured a quarterback, sign an offensive tackle". http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2017/5/14/15637900/eagles-jerod-evans-victor-salako-waived-injured-quarterback-offensive-tackle-philadelphia-roster-cut.
  12. Gowton, Brandon Lee (May 22, 2017). "Eagles waive two rookies with injury settlements (but they could return to Philadelphia)". http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2017/5/22/15678222/eagles-charles-walker-jerod-evans-two-rookies-injury-settlements-philadelphia-news-nfl-return.
  13. "Packers sign QB Jerod Evans to practice squad". October 17, 2017. http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-roster-moves/article-1/Packers-sign-QB-Jerod-Evans-to-practice-squad/7381884c-b3c9-4b73-99f3-f3efe03977c0.
  14. "Packers place QB Aaron Rodgers on IR". December 19, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180326030719/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-roster-moves/article-1/Packers-place-QB-Aaron-Rodgers-on-IR/b3a2c6f3-a8e5-4c36-b88c-926568088a12.
  15. "The Spring League 2018 Rosters Released". March 21, 2018. https://www.thespringleague.com/2018/03/21/spring-league-2018-rosters-released/. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  16. "Transactions". afldigital.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180705180125/http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved July 5, 2018.

External linksEdit

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