Shaquelle Evans
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Evans with UCLA in 2012
No. 1     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-03-07) March 7, 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth: Inglewood, California
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2014)
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     17
Receiving yards     209
Receiving touchdowns     0
Stats at CFL.ca

Shaquelle "Shaq" Evans (born March 7, 1991) is an American football wide receiver who is currently playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Evans was selected and participated in the Hawaii Prep Football Classic.[1] He played in the U.S. Army All-American game.[1] He was selected to SuperPrep All-America team in high school.[1] He was named to the Western 100 by the Tacoma News-Tribune in high school.[1] He was selected to the all-state third team by CalHiSports.com following his senior year in high school.[1]

College career[edit | edit source]

Evans originally attended Notre Dame, but decided to transfer to UCLA due to the proximity to home. Evans was on the watchlist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award prior to his senior year.[1] He was an all-conference honorable mention that season, helping the Bruins to a 10 win season.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

New York Jets[edit | edit source]

On May 10, 2014, he was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round, 115 overall of the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year, $2.67 million contract on May 15, 2014.[2] Before he could appear in an NFL game, Evans was placed on injured reserve on August 19, 2014 with a shoulder injury.[3]

On September 5, 2015, the Jets waived Evans.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]

Evans was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on September 29, 2015. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Jaguars.[4] He was signed to the Jaguars' practice squad the next day.[5] He was released on September 13.

New England Patriots[edit | edit source]

Evans was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad on October 12, 2016.[6] On October 20, 2016, the Patriots released Evans from their practice squad.[7]

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

On January 4, 2017, Evans was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 16, 2017.[9]

On April 21, 2017, Evans was suspended the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s drug policy.[10] On April 27, 2017, Evans was waived by the Cowboys.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit | edit source]

On February 22, 2018, Evans signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "UCLA Profile". uclabruins.com. http://www.uclabruins.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30500&ATCLID=207914059.
  2. Cimini, Rich (May 15, 2014). "Jets sign another two picks, including Boyd". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/39071/jets-sign-another-two-picks-including-boyd?ex_cid=espnapi_public.
  3. Jets place rookie receiver Shaq Evans on injured reserve
  4. Oehser, John (September 3, 2016). "Down to 53: LB Davis, OG Bernadeau released". https://web.archive.org/web/20170813013636/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Down-to-53-LB-Davis-OG-Bernadeau-released/d39aa0b3-fc8a-47df-9a6d-c71d01ffa980.
  5. Oehser, John (September 4, 2016). "Jaguars claim LB Brown, S Huff". https://web.archive.org/web/20170824053131/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-claim-LB-Brown-S-Huff/c26e95d6-a225-4788-966c-64ffb4bd517e.
  6. "Patriots make practice squad moves". October 12, 2016. http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/10/12/patriots-make-practice-squad-moves.
  7. "Patriots sign LB Trevor Reilly to the practice squad; release WR Shaquelle Evans from the practice squad". October 20, 2016. http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/10/20/patriots-sign-lb-trevor-reilly-practice-squad-release-wr-shaquelle-evans-practice.
  8. "Report: Cowboys cut OG Ryan Seymour, sign WR Shaquelle Evans". January 4, 2017. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/report-cowboys-cut-og-ryan-seymour-sign-wr-shaquelle-evans/.
  9. Eatman, Nick (January 16, 2017). "Showers, Rod Smith Among 12 Players Signed To Cowboys Offseason Roster". Archived from the original on October 18, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171018164505/http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2017/01/16/showers-rod-smith-among-12-players-signed-cowboys-offseason-roster.
  10. Gantt, Darin (April 21, 2017). "Cowboys wideout Shaquelle Evans suspended four games for drugs". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/21/cowboys-wideout-shaquelle-evans-suspended-four-games-for-drugs/.

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