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Denzell Evans

Position Running Back
Height 5'11''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Bellaire HS
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Career Summary: Played in 27 games … Rushed 30 times for 113 yards … Long rush of 31 yards while at Arkansas (2014-15).
 
2016 (Jr.): Saw time in all 12 games … Held various duties on special teams as the season progressed … Carried the ball 17 times for 29 yards … Registered a season-high nine attempts for 24 yards in KU’s win over Rhode Island … Rhode Island: Carried nine times for 24 yards in his Jayhawk debut … Ohio: Registered one carry for a yard against the Bobcats … at Memphis: Rushed twice and gained a yard against the Tigers … at Texas Tech: Ran one time and lost a yard against the Red Raiders … TCU: Carried the ball once for a gain of three yards … at Baylor: Recorded one carry for two yards … Oklahoma State: Lost a yard on his only carry of the day … Texas: Collected the first tackle of his career on special teams coverage in the victory over the Longhorns.
 
2015 (So. at Arkansas): Appeared in six games, primarily contributing on special teams … UT Martin: Registered six carries for 48 yards in the fourth quarter, including a 31-yard run.
 
2014 (RFr. at Arkansas): Appeared in nine contests, providing depth at running back and contributing on special teams … Registered 36 rushing yards on seven carries … Nicholls: Logged five carries for 34 yards and a career-long 12-yard rush.
 
2013 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at Arkansas.
 
High School: A three-year starter at Bellaire HS, rushing for 2,350 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career … Named first-team all-district after his senior season, rushing for 1,147 yards and 16 touchdowns to lead Bellaire into the 5A Division I state playoffs … Averaged 7.4 yards per carry as a junior, totaling 997 yards on 135 rushes and scored 11 touchdowns while the Cardinals won seven games and qualified for the state playoffs … Gained 711 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a sophomore, when Bellaire played in the first round of the state playoffs … Coached by Trey Hermann and Trey Sissom … Selected Arkansas over offers from Arizona State, Kansas State, Michigan State and Houston, among others.
 
Personal: Son of Carlis and Sharon Evans … Earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Arkansas in summer 2016 … Brother, Max, plays basketball at Vanderbilt … Sisters, Maya and Megan, play volleyball at Tennessee State.