Darrynton Evans

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Darrynton Evans
No. 32 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-07-09) July 9, 1998 (age 21)
Oak Hill, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:New Smyrna Beach
(New Smyrna, Florida)
College:Appalachian State
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Roster status:Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
  • Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
  • 2× First team All-Sun Belt (2018, 2019)

Darrynton L.A. Evans (born July 9, 1998) [1] is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Appalachian State.

Early years[edit]

Evans attended New Smyrna Beach High School in New Smyrna, Florida. He committed to Appalachian State University to play college football.[2]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Appalachian State in 2016, Evans played in 12 games rushing for 217 yards on 48 carries. He also returned 25 kicks for 563 yards and a touchdown. Evans missed 2017 due to injury and redshirted. Returning from the injury in 2018, he entered the season as a backup to Jalin Moore but took over as the starter after Moore was injured for the season, and rushed for 1,187 yards on 179 carries and seven touchdowns.[3] As a kick returner he had 490 yards on 15 returns and had a touchdown. He was named the MVP of the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Football Championship Game after totaling 218 total yards.[4] As a full-time starter in 2019, Evans was the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,480 yards with 2,064 all purpose yards and 24 total touchdowns.[5] He was also named MVP of the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Football Championship Game and 2019 New Orleans Bowl.[6] After the season, he decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Evans was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 93rd overall pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Darrynton (July 9, 2019). "Blessed to see 21".
  2. ^ chris.boyle@news-jrnl.com, Chris Boyle. "After Christmas commitment, NSB's Darrynton Evans signs with Appalachian State". Daytona Beach News-Journal Online.
  3. ^ sports@wataugademocrat.com, Steve Behr. "Evans takes over starting running back duties". Watauga Democrat.
  4. ^ Journal, Ethan Joyce Winston-Salem. "Darrynton Evans' big return (2018 Sun Belt title game)". Winston-Salem Journal.
  5. ^ Journal, Ethan Joyce Winston-Salem. "No. 21 App State's Darrynton Evans, Akeem Davis-Gaither win Sun Belt offensive and defensive player of the year awards". Winston-Salem Journal.
  6. ^ Press, Steve Reed, The Associated. "Evans' 3 TDs lead Appalachian State to Sun Belt title". The Fayetteville Observer.
  7. ^ Media, Field Level. "Appalachian State RB Darrynton Evans to enter NFL draft". Gwinnett Daily Post.
  8. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 24, 2020). "Titans Select Appalachian State RB Darrynton Evans in Third Round of the NFL Draft". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  9. ^ Moraitis, Mike (April 24, 2020). "2020 NFL Draft: Titans select Darrynton Evans with No. 93 pick". Titans Wire. Retrieved April 24, 2020.

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