Darren Evans

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Darren Evans
Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-09) November 9, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 Second Team All-ACC
  • 2006 All-American (Parade, PrepStar)
  • 2004 ESPN RISE Sophomore of the Year
  • 2006 Indiana's Mr. Football Award
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Darren Evans (born November 9, 1988) is an American football running back. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Early years

Evans attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a sophomore he had 309 attempts for 2,248 yards and 27 touchdowns.1 As a senior he was awarded Indiana's Mr. Football Award in 2006 (an honor given to the top high school football player in the state of Indiana) with 288 attempts 2731 yards and 61 touchdowns.

College career


On November 6, 2008, Evans broke Mike Imoh's school single-game rushing record, rushing for 253 yards against Maryland.2 Evans is also the only player in school history to rush for a touchdown during each of his first six games.3

Evans was named most valuable player in the 2009 Orange Bowl after gaining 153 yards on 28 carries, and scoring a game-clinching touchdown.4

In 2009 summer practice, Evans tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which forced him to miss the 2009 season.5

College Stats

Year Team Att Yards Average TDs Receptions Yards TDs
2007 Virginia Tech
2008 Virginia Tech 287 1,265 4.4 11 17 117 0
2009 Virginia Tech
2010 Virginia Tech 151 854 5.7 11 9 100 0
College Totals 438 2,119 4.8 22 26 217 0

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Evans was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft on July 26, 2011. Evans was released on September 20 but added to the practice squad on the 22nd. Evans was resigned to the active roster on October 15, 2011. He was released by Indianapolis on August 31, 2012.

Tennessee Titans

Evans was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad September 3, 2012.


  1. ^ "Darren Evans-Football Recruiting". Rivals. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ Slater, Darryl (2008-11-06). "Evans' record night sparks Hokies". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-11-07. dead link
  3. ^ Slater, Darryl (2008-10-17). "Game plan for fatherhood". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-11-07. dead link
  4. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (January 2, 2009). "Evans Exceeds Expectations". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  5. ^ Evans suffers torn ACL in practice; Tailback lost for season, Virginia Tech, August 11, 2009.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Imoh
Virginia Tech single-game rushing record
(253 yards)
Succeeded by

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