Honors & Awards
Redshirt freshman Erik Evans made the switch from linebacker to defensive end this spring, and will look to add depth at that position in 2014. The 6-3, 235-pound Evans is a walk-on prospect who redshirted in his first year in the program after an outstanding prep career at Waverly High School.
Evans is off to a strong start in the classroom, carrying a 3.555 grade-point average in marketing. He has also been active in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Evans redshirted in his first season and worked as a scout team linebacker.
Before Nebraska (Waverly)
Evans joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Waverly High School, where he was a versatile performer for Coach Mike Johnson. Evans saw action at tight end, linebacker, safety and quarterback. In his career, Evans rushed for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns, and threw for 761 yards as a quarterback. From his tight end spot, he caught 19 passes for 270 yards. On defense, Evans had a total of 180 tackles, including 116 unassisted, with seven interceptions, two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries.
For his efforts, Evans was an honorable-mention all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He also excelled on the hardwood for the Vikings, earning an honorable-mention all-state selection in basketball from both the World-Herald and Journal Star.
Evans was born on Jan. 14, 1995, and is the son of Doug and Angie Evans. He is majoring in marketing. Evans’ older brother, Tyler, played for the Huskers from 2010 to 2013. Erik Evans earned a spot on the Brook Berrringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. He has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local hospital visits.