Lee Evans (American football)

Infobox NFLactive


name=Lee Evans
currentteam=Buffalo Bills
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currentnumber=83
currentposition=Wide receiver
birthdate=birth date and age|1981|3|11
birthplace=Sandusky, Ohio
heightft=5
heightin=10
weight=197
debutyear=2004
debutteam=Buffalo Bills
highlights=
* Academic All-Big Ten (2000)
* 2x First-team All-Big Ten (2001, 2003)
* College and pro records
college=Wisconsin
draftyear=2004
draftround=1
draftpick=13
pastteams=
* Buffalo Bills (2004-present)
statweek=17
statseason=2007
statlabel1=Receptions
statvalue1=233
statlabel2=Receiving yards
statvalue2=3,727
statlabel3=Receiving average
statvalue3=16.0
statlabel4=Receiving touchdowns
statvalue4=29
nfl=EVA454901

Lee Evans (born March 11, 1981 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bills in the first round (13th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin.

Early years

Evans attended Bedford High School, the same high school as former Wisconsin teammate and current San Diego Chargers wide receiver Chris Chambers.

NFL career

2004 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills selected Evans with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was the first wide receiver since Eric Moulds in 1996 to be taken by the Bills in the first round.

("* represents NFL Combine")

Buffalo Bills

On Sunday December 4, 2005, it was a big day for the two former Wisconsin Badgers from Bedford High School during a game between the Bills and Dolphins. Evans set then career highs with receiving yards (117) and touchdowns (3). Chambers set franchise records for receptions (15) and receiving yards (238) as well as scoring the game winning touchdown in the final seconds.

Evans quickly became a fan-favorite among Bills fans. After the departure of Eric Moulds, he established himself as the Bills' top receiver in 2006. He became a big ally for then starting quarterback J.P. Losman in the passing game, establishing himself as a deep threat at wide receiver. He currently has 8 touchdown receptions over 50 yards.

On November 19, 2006, in a game against the Houston Texans, he set the Buffalo Bills record for receiving yards in one quarter (205) and one game (265). He also became the first player in league history to record two 80 yard plus touchdowns in one quarter when he caught two 83 yard touchdown passes in the first quarter. [ [http://fantasyfootball.usatoday.com/content/player_news.asp?sport=Nfl&id=26&line=83585 Lee Evans : USAToday.com - Lee Evans Biography from USAToday.com ] ] .

Evans underwent minor shoulder surgery in the 2008 offseason. Coach Dick Jauron stated that the shoulder was bothering him for two years but he might have aggravated it again.

College and pro records

* Buffalo Bills single game yards (265)
* Buffalo Bills yards in a single quarter (200)
* Wisconsin touchdown receptions (26)

References

External links

* [http://www.leeevans83.com LeeEvans83.com] Lee's Official Website
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*pro-football-reference|id=EvanLe00|name=Lee Evans


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