Erick Evans | Tennessee State | Running Back
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Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like.
A: My college career was a hard fought success story. I signed with Air Force falcons because that was school that offered me out of high school. After a season at Air force I decided it wasn’t best fit and I end up walking on at North Texas where my eligibility started. After climbing through the ranks at North Texas, I decided to seek out full scholarships elsewhere. I end up being offered a full ride at Tennessee State where I finished my college career successfully.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Being able to have a great college career and putting myself in position to go pro by having NFL scouts notice me and putting me on they radar. Also actually being able to work out with interested teams at my pro day and being able to get a workout with the Dallas Cowboys.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing?
A: I learned a lot playing under my head coach Dan Mcarney at North Texas. He one a national championship at Florida with Urban Myer and Tim Tebow at Qb. He taught me an aggressive, championship mindset. He also taught me the importance of doing the right thing and being disciplined in your technique.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I major in math! And right I’m a office manager at my family trucking business.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: I’m a relentless leader that works hard and leads with my actions, perseverance, and determination.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: My first career carry in college at North Texas. I took my first touch 50+ yards for a touchdown which changed the aspect of my career.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: I would say making a name for myself at multiple schools due to transferring.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: I would compare myself to L.T. he was a great pro and carried himself as such.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My work ethic is above the rest and my willingness to win. I’m a competitor that takes the game seriously and winning is the best reflection of that.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I do what I can with the means I have. I found myself this summer training the kids at my high school for their football season. Getting them prepared on what lied the ahead. Proud to say that they made it to the playoffs which is great for my school.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I train 6 out of 7 days of week and only gone amplify the closer I get to the day to perform. My goal is show what I can do and take care of business. When I handle business I will get signed which my goal is to play at the highest level the NFL which more than capable of playing.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Playing in the NFL in the 2020 season and showing everyone the work I put in and results you can have if you stay faithful to your craft.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I play the video game! Big gamer!
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: I wouldn’t say person but family and close friends that played influential parts because without these close people in my life I wouldn’t be who I am.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I would say that I’m pretty good at what I apply my mind to!