Mike Evans (wide receiver)
Michael Lynn Evans III is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas A&M, where he earned consensus first-team All-American honors. Evans was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times and was a Second Team All-Pro in 2016. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
About Mike Evans (wide receiver) in brief
Michael Lynn Evans III is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas A&M, where he earned consensus first-team All-American honors after recording a school record of 1,394 receiving yards on 69 receptions. Evans was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times and was a Second Team All-Pro in 2016. Evans is also the youngest player in NFL history to catch for 200 or more yards in a game, and the fifth player since the Super Bowl era to score 10 or more touchdowns in a single season. He was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the New Orleans Saints on September 20, 2015, setting franchise records and becoming a part of the first pair of Buccaneers receivers to receive 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns together in a season. The next week, he missed the Buccaneers’ next game against the Saints with a hamstring injury. Evans has been named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the first time in his career, and was the first wide receiver to do so in the history of the NFL. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having been inducted into the hall of fame in 2011. He also won the NFL Pro Bowl in 2011 and was named a second-team all-pro selection in 2012. In 2013, Evans was named to The Associated Press All-America Team, First Team.
In the 2013 Alabama game, Evans caught seven passes for a school-record 279 yards. As a sophomore in 2013, he was a first- team All-Southeastern Conference selection. On December 17, 2013, it was announced that Evans was chosen to the 2013 AP All- America Team, first Team. On June 12, 2014, Evans signed a four-year rookie contract worth USD 14. 6 million, with an USD 8. 96 million signing bonus. He made his professional regular season debut against the Carolina Panthers and made five receptions for 37-yards. Evans finished his rookie season with 68 receptions for 1,1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns, setting a franchise record for receiving touchdowns. He became the first rookie receiver to have three consecutive games of 100 yards and at least one touchdown since Randy Moss in 1998. Evans also became the last player since Anquan Boldin in 2003 to record 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the same game. In his first game of the 2015 season, he caught four passes for 65 receivingyards and caught his first career touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Mike Glennon in a 27–24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had 82 receptions for1,105 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman in 2011, and received freshman All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches. In 2012, he had seven catches for 124 receiving yards in a 22–17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.