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 Jonathan Evans 45
Jonathan Evans
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duncanville, Texas

High School:
Duncanville

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 247

Position:
FB

Experience:
3L

2004: Fifth-year senior Jonathan Evans will begin the season as Baylor's top fullback, a position where he has made 13 career starts.

2003: Saw action in all 12 games for the Bears, drawing eight starts to earn his third varsity letter ... Finished the season with 25 carries for 65 yards on the ground with one touchdown to rank as the squad's third-leading rusher ... Also a valuable receiver, he was the team's fifth-leading receiver, with 15 catches for 136 yards and one touchdown ... Tallied lone touchdown on the ground with a one-yard run against No. 24 Oklahoma State and recorded his only scoring reception on a nine-yard catch at North Texas ... Rushed five times for a career-best 16 yards at No. 1 Oklahoma and caught a career-high three passes for 24 yards versus UAB ... Had at least one reception in nine of 12 contests, including four games with multiple catches ... Also recorded a pair of assisted tackles ... Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2002: Played in all 12 games and earned starts against Samford, No. 23 Colorado, No. 4 Texas and No. 4 Oklahoma ... Rushed three times for nine yards ... Caught three passes for 31 yards, including a 27-yard catch-and-run against Kansas ... Received second letter.

2001: Former tight end switched to fullback during spring drills ... Played in all 11 games and made first career start against No. 4 Nebraska when the Bears opened in a three-back set ... Had one rushing attempt, a seven-yard gain, in the season finale against Southern Illinois ... Contributed heavily on special teams to earn first varsity letter.

2000: Sat out the season as a redshirt ... Selected to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Duncanville High School, Duncanville, Texas ... Preseason third-team selection on the Texas Football Super Team ... Listed among Texas' top 100 recruits by the Waco Tribune-Herald, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Rivals.com ... Two-time, first-team all-district performer for the Panthers ... Caught a 57-yard touchdown pass in quarterfinal matchup against Odessa Permian in the 1998 playoffs en route to the state championship ... Rated as the state's third-best tight end by Texas Football magazine ... Coached by Bob Alpert at the District 7-5A school.

Personal: The son of Dr. Tony and Lois Evans, Jonathan Blake Evans was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Dallas ... His father, Dr. Tony Evans, is the host of a nationally syndicated daily radio program which can be heard on 250 stations in the U.S. and 40 countries ... The eldest Evans is the founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization seeking spiritual renewal in urban America through the church, and also serves as the team chaplain for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks ... Communication specialist major earned bachelor's degree from Baylor in December 2003 and is studying other interests in education.

Rushing
YEARG/GSATTYDSAVGTDLP/OPPONENT
2000Redshirted
200111/1177.007/Southern Illinois
200212/4393.005/Texas Tech
200312/825652.617/at Oklahoma
TOTALS35/1329812.817/Twice

Receiving
YEARG/GSRECYDSAVGTDLP/OPPONENT
2000Redshirted
200111/1000.00--
200212/433110.3027/Kansas
200312/8151369.1130/Colorado
TOTALS35/13181679.3130/Colorado
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