Darnell Evans, son of Madison residents Toney and Hattie Evans, has just been named in Jet Magazine as one of the top five players to watch in HBCU football. Darnell, who is in his senior year, was ranked #3. See the announcement here: http://www.shawbears.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/20130821ri0wuw
Darnell has had a stellar football career:
· September 2013 Shaw vs. Charleston, WV: Darnell Evans comes up with the interception to tie the schools record with career interceptions.
· July 2012 named Pre-Season All CIAA
· August 2012 named Pre-Season All American
· October 2012 earned CIAA honor as player of the week
· October 2012 The Metropolitan New York Football Writers Association today named Shaw's Darnell Evans its Division II Specialty Player of the Week.
· November 2012 named Second Team All CIAA
· April 2013 named Shaw Student Athlete of the Year
· July 2013 named to the Preseason All-CIAA Team as both a kick returner and cornerback
· July 2013 named to the 25th Annual USA College Football Division II Pre-season All-American squad.
The Evans family and friends have made a tradition of gathering as a group to attend at least one game each year. This is Darnell's senior year and the group of about 30 will be attending the game at Virginia Union this weekend for the "Evans Island" outing.
Darnell's 2012 highlights video can be viewed here: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2183855/highlights/44011379