He also handled kickoff and punt returns, and was a candidate to do so again this year. He scored on a 100-yard kickoff return last year at Southern Mississippi, and averaged 22.9 yards on those returns. He averaged 7.5 yards on punt returns, with a long of 24.
Evans becomes the third MU player arrested during the last two preseasons, since coach Doc Holliday took over the Thundering Herd program.
On the eve of the 2010 camp, new recruits Antwon Chisholm and Mike Fleurizard were charged with two robberies of pizza delivery men and were quickly dismissed from the team. A third incoming player, Fred Pickett, was dismissed from the team but not charged.
Chisholm made bail and transferred to Hampton, where he was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rookie of the year. He also made the All-MEAC second team.
Evans was recruited out of Oakland's Laney College by the staff of former MU coach Mark Snyder. He took a medical redshirt in 2009 after a season-ending injury, rehabbed and returned to play all 12 games in 2010.
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