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  Casey Evans
Casey Evans

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

High School:
Olympus HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
DB/LB

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: Second-team all-MWC defensive back a year ago will play both safety and linebacker this fall ... plans have him starting at strong safety in the nickel formation and rover linebacker in the 4-3 ... will also see time at free safety ... originally joined Utah as a walk-on (he has since earned a scholarship) ... Athlon Sports picked him for its preseason all-MWC first team.

2005-Second-team all-MWC defensive back started all 12 games at free safety ... 5 interceptions was tied for league lead ... 0.42 interceptions per game ranked second in the MWC and 16th in the nation ... 8 passes defended (5 picks, 3 pass breakups) was second on the team ... 89 total tackles ranked second on the team and eighth in the MWC ... also record 4.0 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks ... earned MWC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice: against Air Force (12 tackles, 1 interception, 0.5 tackles for loss) and BYU (career-high 13 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery) ... against BYU, he set up a critical score by forcing a fumble, recovering the ball and returning it 30 yards to the BYU 7-yard line ... 9 tackles and an interception against UNLV ... 8 stops and an interception vs. Arizona ... 7 tackles at TCU and 6 vs. New Mexico.

2004-Played in all 12 games ... 36 total tackles ... 2.5 tackles for loss ... season-high 6 tackles against Arizona and Colorado State ... 5 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble vs. Arizona ... 5 tackles in season-opener vs. Texas A&M ... 4 tackles against North Carolina, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of 3 yards ... 4 stops versus Wyoming (3 unassisted) ... elected to the 2004 Utah Football Leadership Committee. 2003-Special teams star played in all 12 games ... fumble recovery against BYU allowed Utes to run out the clock in a 3-0 victory ... 5 total tackles included 4 solo.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state in 2000-01 ... region 5 MVP as senior in 2001 ... 1,002 rushing yards, 22 touchdowns (16 rushing, 4 receiving), 69 tackles and 9 interceptions in 2001 ... returned 2 interceptions for touchdowns ... played for Olympus High's (Utah) 2001 region 5 championship team ... also lettered in basketball and lacrosse ... all-region in basketball in 2002 ... Olympus was region hoop champ in 2000 ... honor roll ... Rice Athletic Scholarship.

PERSONAL: Son of Terry and Kathy Evans ... three brothers and two sisters ... behavioral science and health major ... full name is Casey Matthews Evans ... born April 26, 1984.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	INT	FR
2003	12/0	4	1	5	0-0	0	1
2004	12/1	17	19	36	2.5-6	0	0
2005	12/12	43	46	89	4.0-16	5	1
Totals	36/13	64	66	130	6.5-22	5	2
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