Evans was born on August 21, 1993 in Galveston, Texas. He played basketball at Ball High School, but decided to play football his senior year. In that one year, Evans had 26 receptions for 750 yards and 7 TDs. He was recruited by Texas A&M as a WR and signed with the Aggies.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
As a redshirt freshman, Evans had 82 receptions for 1,105 yards and five TDs. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2012.
The following season, Evans averaged more than 20 yards per catch on his way to 69 catches, 1,394 yards, and 12 TDs. against Alabama, Evans had seven receptions and a school-record 279 receiving yards. He broke the record again later in the season when he caught 11 passes for a school-record 297 yards and four TDs. He was named to the 2013 AP All-American First-Team.
He announced on January 2, 2014 that he was going to forego his final two seasons to enter the NFL Draft.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Evans was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the seventh pick in first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Aggies teammate Jake Matthews was selected sixth overall, making it the first time two Aggies were drafted in the top seven picks since 1941 when John Kimbrough and Jim Thomason were drafted.
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