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Byron Evans
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Personal information
Born: (1964-02-23) February 23, 1964 (age 58)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Phoenix (AZ) South Mountain
NFL Draft:1987 / Round: 4 / Pick: 93
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:806
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:6
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at · PFR

Byron Nelson Evans (born February 23, 1964) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles defense of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft.

Evans was a middle linebacker for some of the Eagles best defenses. However, he was often overshadowed by teammates on the famed "gang green" defenses of the Eagles such as Reggie White, Jerome Brown, Clyde Simmons and Seth Joyner.


On January 14, 2009, Evans was a phone guest on the "WIP Radio Show" in, Philadelphia, Penn. Evans resides in the Phoenix, Arizona. He has three children.[1]


  1. ^ Eckel, Mark. "Byron Evans continues on new path as teacher, coach, and pastor". NFL Player Engagement. NFL. Retrieved 20 August 2018.