TU’s Evans is named to Good Works Team

The 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was recognized at halftime of the January 2 Sugar Bowl at the Superdome and The University of Tulsa’s Dane Evans was one of 24 college football players named to the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Evans was one of 12 players named to the team from FBS schools, and another 12 members came from FCS, Division II, III and the NAIA. The senior quarterback led the Hurricane to an overall 10-3 record this year and a 55-10 win over Central Michigan in the 2016 Miami Beach Bowl.

The list included offensive lineman Zach Clark, Oklahoma Baptist University, and wide receiver Kaymon Farmer, Southeast Oklahoma State University.

Evans finished his career as the school’s all-time passing (11,680), total offense (11,752) and TD passes (84) leader. He completed 60-percent of his passes for 3,348 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2016, and was part of NCAA history as the Hurricane team became the first ever to produce a 3,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard rushers and two 1,000-yard receivers in a single season.

The players named to the Good Works Team represent the sport’s finest in terms of character and leadership, in addition to maintaining good academic standing.

Evans, from Sanger, Texas, has been involved in various community events throughout his career at Tulsa. He has volunteered for Feed My Starving Children, tornado Team Relief, Youth Day Camps, FCA events, St. Francis Children’s Hospital visits and elementary school reading and activities.

The team was selected from a group of nominees who were submitted by sports information directors across the country.