Oakland Raiders Training Camp Hopefuls: Troy Evans Jr.

The Arena Football and Indoor Football Leagues are an underground conduit to the CFL and the NFL. Upon first recollection of successful transitions from AFL to NFL, one must remember a grocery bagger in Iowa turned NFL Hall of Famer. In what has become a breeding ground for second chances, Troy Evans Jr., has spent five years making his mark.

Evans Jr. is an IFL superstar and has written his name all over its record books. Amassing 6,346 All-Purpose yards, 297 receptions, 2,757 are return yards, and 6 KR TDs Placing him third, eighth, sixth, and fourth in each respective categories.

What you see when you look at Evans is five-foot-nine inches of pure explosion. A former running back turned slot receiver, his physical makeup is suitable to a Dion Lewis/Darren Sproles type of role in today’s NFL. Evans possesses ideal quickness and lower body strength to get him in and out of trouble. Peskily elusive and deceptively fast, the years in the IFL have gotten him accustomed to working in tight spaces on a football field.

Evans is pure electricity with the football in his hands and football is his happy place. For those unfamiliar with his background, Evans is from Oakland, CA and played his high school ball for Hayward High.

A case of mistaken identity and racism may have altered Evans’ career path, but he uses every experience as a teachable moment. Having simply been at the wrong place at the wrong time in a place far away from home. Evans explains what derailed a promising career at Marshall University in detail during an un-cut interview conducted on UNPHILTERED.

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