Byron Evans

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Byron Evans
No. 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-02-23) February 23, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Phoenix (AZ) South Mountain
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 4 / Pick: 93
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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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, Penn. Byron now resides in the Phoenix, Arizona. He has an 18-year-old son, 16-year-old daughter, and a 23-year-old daughter. Is a very active in the church and community. He currently is a middle school Physical Educational teacher at Arizona State University Preparatory Academy (A.S.U. Prep).