Lee Evans (American football)
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* Academic All-Big Ten (2000)
* 2x First-team All-Big Ten (2001, 2003)
* College and pro records
Lee Evans (born
March 11, 1981in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football wide receiverwho currently plays for the Buffalo Billsof 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.
Evans attended Bedford High School, the same high school as former Wisconsin teammate and current
San Diego Chargerswide receiver Chris Chambers.
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.
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. Losmanin the passing game, establishing himself as a deep threat at wide receiver. He currently has 8 touchdown receptions over 50 yards.
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 Jauronstated that the shoulder was bothering him for two years but he might have aggravated it again.
College and pro records
Buffalo Billssingle game yards (265)
Buffalo Billsyards in a single quarter (200)
* Wisconsin touchdown receptions (26)
* [http://www.leeevans83.com LeeEvans83.com] Lee's Official Website
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