|| Jason Evans
At Stanford: Fifth-year senior who will provide quality depth at the running back position and be the team's top kickoff return specialist ... Has carried the ball 85 times for 276 yards to go along with 19 receptions the past three years ... Stanford's leading rusher in 2005 and leading kick return specialist in 2006 ... Will compete for playing time at running back in 2007 ... Two-year letterwinner.
Career Game Highs: Rushes - 21, at Arizona (10/20/07) Rushing Yards - 78, at Arizona (10/20/07), TD - 1, twice LG - 28, at Navy (9/10/05) Rec - 4, at USC (11/5/05) Receiving Yards - 31, at Washington State (10/8/05) TD - None LG - 16, vs. Arizona State (10/22/05) Kick Returns - 6, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) Kick Return Yards - 151, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) TD - None LG - 35, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06)
The 2007 Season:Has contributed 105 rushing yards and one rushing TD on 30 carries (3.5 avg.), while adding 207 all-purpose yards (105 rush, 51 receiving, 51 kickoff return)
... Has five catches for 51 yards
... Last Game at ARIZ: Rushing (21-78-1 TD), Receiving (2-17), Kickoff Returns (1-23) ... Made his first career start and came through with the best day of his career with career-bests in rushing yardage and carries (also a team season-best), as well as his second career TD and his longest rush of the season (14 yards)
Season Highs:Rushes - 21, at Arizona (10/20) Yards - 78, at Arizona (10/20) TD - 1, at Arizona (10/20) LG - 14 at Arizona (10/20).
The 2006 Season: Played in all 12 games as a reserve running back and Stanford's kickoff return specialist ... Led the team with 16 kick returns for 349 yards and a 21.8 yard average ... Posted career-bests of six kick returns for 151 yards against Oregon State, including a career-best 35-yarder that was the second longest kick return by a Stanford player in 2006 ... Had a 32-yard return versus Navy ... Rushed 11 times for 32 yards and had one reception for eight yards.
Season Game Highs: Rushes - 4, at UCLA (9/30) Rushing Yards - 21, at UCLA (9/30) TD - None LG - 8, at UCLA (9/30) Rec - 1, vs. USC (11/4) Receiving Yards - 8, vs. USC (11/4) TD - None LG - 8, vs. USC (11/4) Kick Returns - 6, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) Kick Return Yards - 151, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) TD - None LG - 35, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06)
The 2005 Season: Although he did not start a game, Jason was a key component of the Cardinal offense and wound up as the team's leading rusher ... He played in 10 games and finished with a team-high 248 yards rushing on 72 carries ... He also had 18 receptions, tops among Cardinal running backs, for 135 yards ... In the season-opener at Navy, he rushed for a career-high 63 yards on 10 carries while also catching two passes for 18 yards ... He had a career-long 28 yard rush, which ended up being the longest run by a Cardinal running back the entire season ... He carried the ball 12 times for 62 yards at Oregon and six times for 33 yards and his only TD of the year at USC ... Had three catches for 31 yards in Stanford's win at Washington State.
The 2004 Season: Received limited playing time as a reserve running back ... Appeared in the first two games of the season versus San Jose State and BYU ... Had one carry in each game for a net of minus four yards.
The 2003 Season: Did not play as a true freshman running back.
In High School: An All-American running back who accounted for 3850 yards and 32 touchdowns rushing and receiving during his junior and senior seasons ... Listed among the nation's top running back prospects by every recruiting source ... SuperPrep named him to its Elite 100 team, an All-American and the No. 10 running back in the country while also ranking him as the No. 4 recruit in the state of Georgia ... Lemming's ranked Evan as the No. 11 athlete and No. 16 safety in the country ... Rivals.com had Evans as the No. 12 running back in the nation while TheInsiders.com rated him No. 17 nationally ... Member of Max Emfinger's Ultimate Super 11 team ... PrepStar Dream Team as one of the Top 100 recruits in the nation ... PrepStar also ranked him the No. 13 running back in the country and No. 2 in the Southeast ... Rushed for 1375 yards and 15 TDs as a junior and over 1200 yards and 15 TDs his senior season ... As a senior, he also caught 30 passes for 438 yards and five touchdowns and averaged over 40 yards per kickoff return ... As a defensive back, he accounted for 48 tackles, five interceptions and 29 pass breakups as a senior ... Named All-State and All-County as a senior ... Chosen the County Offensive Player of the Year ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100, Georgia Top 50 and Georgia Super 11 ... Helped his prep team to a 56-6 record during his four years ... Finalist for the Watkins Award as the top African-American Student-Athlete in the country.
Personal Information: Communication major ... Comes from a football family ... Father, Terry, was an All-American defensive back at North Carolina Central University ... Brother, Brandon, was a defensive back at Northwestern and member of the 2000 Big Ten Championship team.
Getting To Know Jason Evans
Nickname: Sour Grapes
I would describe myself as a person as: Enthusiastic and outgoing
What people don't know about me is: I am fluent in American Sign Language
The reason I love football is: The teammates
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Cartoons on the bus ride over and my famous pre-game stretch
My favorite stadium in which to play is: The Los Angeles Coliseum at night
A friend from another college football teams is: Scott Lenahan (North Carolina)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: It's the perfect opportunity
The best thing about Stanford is: The football players
My favorite class at Stanford is: Greek Mythology
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Physics 50
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: We are a real family
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Detroit Lions
The person I admire most is: My father
Favorite Website: dictionary.com
Best book I have read: Samson Agonistes
Favorite Food: Cube steak
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Hamburger Helper
Favorite Movie: Way too many to choose from, my collection surpasses all others
Favorite TV Shows: Heroes, Naruto, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Favorite Actor: Eddie Murphy
Favorite Actress: The lady from Deja Vu
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is: Mos Def
Favorite musical groups or performers: Ludacris, Gnarles Barkley
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Just Livin' the Dream!
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: Someone who brought something else to the program
The best advice I ever received was: "Get up field" - Terry Evans
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My brother
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: When Carrot Top first started his cycle
The place I'd most like to visit: Georgia
The favorite place I've visited: England
Hobbies: Video games, facebook, movies
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Sour graping something or somebody
My advice to youngsters: "If you wanna be somebody, and you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention." - Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act 2
My most prized possession: My DVDs
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a better entertainment system, and a Hat too
Last Updated: October 23, 2007