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Jordan Evans

School

University of Oklahoma

Position
Linebacker
Major
Arts and Sciences - Planned Program

Classroom

Jordan Evans was named to the 2014 Big 12 All-Academic First Team as a sophomore and earned a spot on the All-Academic Second Team as a junior. Evans also was named to the dean’s list (3.50-3.99 GPA) once and is a two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection and three-time Sooner Scholar.

Character

Evans is quiet leader who is trying to answer the call for leadership. He is one of the most experienced players for OU and must use that experience to lead a very young and inexperienced defensive unit after Sooners lost a significant amount of leadership on defense after the 2015 season. Evans was voted a team captain in 2016 and is only one of six starters at linebacker in 2015 to return for 2016 season. Coaches expect him to take the responsibility as the final season progresses. He has demonstrated a unique selflessness since high school and told his high school coach that he knew he was a leader for the team and to let others be the team captains. Evans explained that he didn’t need to call heads or tails to know he was a leader and that his teammates knew that as well. He was highly respected for his leadership abilities coming into OU but held his place behind established team leaders. He is the son of three-time All-Big 8 defensive tackle Scott Evans.

Community

Evans represented the Sooner team at Camp Crimson, an annual summer experience for incoming freshmen where he helped them get comfortable with campus traditions and routines. He also attended the prom at the Oklahoma City Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital where he interacted with patients and participated in prom activities with teens who had never experienced a prom.

Competition

As of early September, Evans had played in 35 games in his career with 26 starts and has amassed 212 career tackles (122 unassisted and 91 assisted). He also had 14 tackles for 36 yards lost, one sack, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 10 passes broken up. Evans was named to the preseason All-Big 12 Team and placed on the preseason watch lists for Badnarik and Butkus awards. He also was named to the 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team by the coaches.