Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #13
Photo: Icon Sportswire

Personal

Age 28
Birthdate August 21, 1993
Height 6'5"
Weight 231 lb

Draft

College Texas A&M
Year 2014
Pick Round: 1, Overall: 7
Team TB

Fantasy Value

Player News RotoWire

Mike Evans: Yard short of century mark

Evans secured seven of 10 targets for 99 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Chris Godwin stole the spotlight with a 15-143 tally, but Evans turned in an impressive performance by any measure in his own right. The multi-time Pro Bowler checked in second across the board to Godwin on the stat sheet, producing his best reception total since Week 4 and highest yardage tally since Week 5. Evans will have a thorny challenge in a Week 14 home battle against the Bills, although the absence of Tre'Davious White (knee) for Buffalo could help make for a more palatable matchup.

Dec. 5, 2021 3:14 PM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
REC TGT % YDS TD YPC ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2014 TB 16 68 123 55.3 1,051 12 15.5 0 0 0 0 0
2015 TB 16 74 148 50.0 1,206 3 16.3 0 0 0 0 1
2016 TB 16 96 173 55.5 1,321 12 13.8 0 0 0 0 0
2017 TB 16 71 136 52.2 1,001 5 14.1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 TB 16 86 138 62.3 1,524 8 17.7 0 0 0 1 1
2019 TB 14 67 118 56.8 1,157 8 17.3 0 0 0 0 0
2020 TB 16 70 109 64.2 1,006 13 14.4 0 0 0 0 0

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Mike Evans Biography

Youth

Mike Evans was born in Galveston, Texas in 1993. He attended Ball High School where he starred on the basketball team and ran track. In his senior year, he started to play football where he had 25 catches for 648 yards and seven touchdowns. This was enough for him to earn District 24-4A honors and the attention of college football recruiters.

College

Evans played for the Texas Aggies from 2011-2013. He sat on the bench as a redshirt freshman in 2011. He had a breakout year as a football freshman in 2012 when he had 82 catches for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns. The coaches from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) gave him All-SEC honors after his freshman year performance.

The 2013 season was even more spectacular as he was named the AT&T ESPN Player of the Week for his 7 catch 279 yard game against Alabama. He followed that game up with an 11 catch 287 yard and four touchdown game against Auburn.

Evans was named to the First-Team All-Southeastern Conference team and to the First-Team AP-America Team in 2013. He finished his second year of college football with 69 catches for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. Evans announced that he was entering the NFL draft after his second year of college football.

Mike Evan’s college highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83NnauIVZZI

NFL Combine

Evans was invited to attend the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. His combine results were as follows:

40 Time: 4.53 seconds

Bench Press (225 lbs.): 12 reps

Vertical Jump: 37.0 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.08 seconds

20 YD Shuttle: 4.26 seconds

60 YD Shuttle: 11.58 seconds

 

Evans received a grade of 6.15. A grade of 6.15 means he was rated as a player who should become an instant starter in the league. The scouts projected him to be a 1st or 2nd round pick.

NFL Draft

Evans entered the 2014 draft. This draft was considered to be the deepest wide receiver draft class in many years. He was picked by the Tampa Buccaneers with the seventh overall pick.  Evans joined Vincent Jackson to form the “Dunkaneers” and the “Towers of Terror” since both players are 6’5” and make up one the tallest starting wide receiver pairs in the NFL.

NFL Career

Evans signed a rookie contract that gave him an annual salary of $3.65 million for the first four years and an $8.6 million signing bonus. The Buccaneers have an option to extend the rookie contract for a fifth year if they so choose. The fifth salary is determined by the average of the top ten wide receivers pay in 2018.

Evans opened his NFL career with five catches for 37 yards against the Carolina Panthers in the season opener. He scored his first NFL touchdown in a game against the Pittsburg Steelers in the fourth game of the season. In week nine, he exploded for 124 yards on seven passes. He also scored two touchdowns. Evans got his first 200-yard game on November 16 in a game against the Washington Redskins. He ended the season by catching 68 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Second Season

Evans started the season with a hamstring injury and didn’t make his first start until the second game. He had a 101-yard receiving game against the Houston Texans in the third week. His best game came against the Washington Redskins when he caught eight passes for 164 yards with a touchdown. He ended the season with 74 catches for 1,206 yards.

Third Season

Evans started his third season with 99-yard performance with a touchdown on five catches. He didn’t stop and ended up being only the fourth wide receiver to start his career with 1,000 plus receiving yards in his first three seasons. He also became the first player drafted by the Buccaneers to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 27 years.

Mike Evan’s Buccaneer’s highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvHvqfbd9OE

Follow Evans

You can follow Evans on Twitter and Instagram. His Twitter address is @MikeEvans_ and his Instagram address is @mikeevans.