|No. 54 Free Agent|
|Date of birth:December 3, 1977|
|Place of birth: Bay City, Michigan|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)|
|Debuted in 2002 for the Houston Texans|
|* St. Louis Rams (2001)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Troy Evans (born December 3, 1977) is an American football linebacker and special teams player who is currently a free agent. Evans previously played for the St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans, and New Orleans Saints, winning a Super Bowl ring with the Saints in 2009.
High school careerEdit
Evans was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at outside linebacker for the University of Cincinnati. As a senior, he was a second-team All-Conference USA selection and posted 4.5 sacks and 107 tackles. As a junior, he made 96 tackles. He graduated from Cincinnati in 2000 with a business finance degree.
The following year, Evans was signed as free agent by the Texans. He remained with the team until the 2007 season, when he signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. He has been used as a special teams player during his career. Evans was selected as Saints special teams captain in 2008 and 2009. As one of the Saints' team captains, Evans was the player who called the pregame coin toss before the Saints' victory in Super Bowl XLIV.
The Saints released Evans on August 24, 2010.
In June 2011, Evans told his home town school board that he was starting a private school bus service for students who were losing their school service due to budget cuts.
- ↑ Erich Doerr, "Bay City native Troy Evans marches into Super Bowl as special teams captain for Saints", The Bay City Times, February 4, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Garrett Sabelhaus, "Troy Evans: alum wins Super Bowl with Saints", The News Record (University of Cincinnati), February 16, 2010.
- ↑ Jordan Godwin, "Familiar faces, different places: After spending five seasons with the Texans, Saints linebacker Troy Evans likes what he sees in his old team." Houston Chronicle, August 19, 2010.
- ↑ Steven Matthews, "Lakota grad Evans reflects on Super Bowl win", JournalNews (Hamilton, Ohio), February 11, 2010.
- ↑ Mike Triplett, "New Orleans Saints make early roster cuts, release linebacker Troy Evans among others", Times-Picayune, August 24, 2010.
- ↑ Lindsey Hilty, "Super Bowl champ seeks to provide bussing to Lakota students", The Pulse-Journal (Mason, Ohio), June 14, 2011.