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Darren Evans | Running Back

Team: Virginia Tech Hokies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215

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In what is great news for David Wilson, Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans has decided to enter the NFL Draft.  Backfield mate Ryan Williams is expected to join him. Thanks to Jayson for the tip.
Wilson should step right in and perform and for us fantasy goers, this ends the dreaded RBBC in Blacksburg. Thu, Jan 6, 2011 04:45:00 PM
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Virginia Tech running backs Ryan Williams and Darren Evans have submitted their paperwork to have their NFL Draft stock evaluated. "Just my gut feeling, I don’t think both of them will come back," running backs coach Billy Hite said. "But there’s no real rhyme or reason behind it right now."

Throw in David Wilson and the Hokies have a crowded backfield, which is probably why Hite feels at least one will leave early. Both are former 1000-yard rushers, but injuries have also hurt both.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 08:00:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans led the Hokies with 90 yards on 14 carries against North Carolina.

Ryan Williams followed closely behind with 83 yards on 15 carries.  Neither scored, but with David Wilson sidelined by mono, this even split should continue, and continue to madden fantasy owners.
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Sun, Nov 14, 2010 10:45:00 AM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans had 160 yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries against North Carolina State.

We're finally ready to declare Evans healthy.  He hadn't looked like the back we saw in 2008 this season, but that is all in the past.  It's reasonable to expect Evans to continue to carry the load as Ryan Williams (hamstring) is eased back into the rotation, whenever that may be.
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Sun, Oct 3, 2010 11:00:00 AM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans looked terrific while rushing for 91 yards and a score on just ten carries against East Carolina.

The moment Ryan Williams went down, it seemed as if something changed for Evans.  He ran with confidence and authority, and pending an update on Williams' hamstring, is now a must add in all formats.  If you owned him to start the season, fingers crossed you were patient.
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Sun, Sep 19, 2010 02:15:00 AM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans has heard plenty of questions about his knee injury, but he's pleased to announce again that "It's fixed, I know it's fixed and I'm ready to play football." 

Evans and Ryan Williams will team to provide the Hokies with maybe the nation's best running back duo, but split carries will likely keep each talent from emerging as one of the nation's top fantasy backs in 2010.
Source: Daily Press
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 09:45:00 AM

According to offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring, Virginia Tech will feature more two back sets in 2010, meaning we'll see Ryan Williams and Darren Evans on the field together.

Just how the carries will be split remains to be seen, but this can't make ACC defensive coordinators happy.  Hokie fans across the nation rejoice in their often criticized OC's new-found creativity.  Kyle Tucker of the Virginia-Pilot has a pretty good interview with the man who calls plays in Blacksburg.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 01:15:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans, who saw his 2009 campaign end before it began due to an ACL injury this summer, is on the recovery track, however he will not play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Tennessee.

Hopefully Evans can make it back to 100 percent for summer and battle Ryan Williams and David Wilson for carries in a crowded and talented Virginia Tech backfield.
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 10:45:00 PM

With running back Darren Evans quickly working his way back from knee surgery, Virginia Tech will have a loaded backfield in 2010. 

Ryan Williams is on pace to rack up over 1400 yards rushing this year, Evans topped the century mark in 2008 and don't forget about super-frosh David Wilson, who is redshirting this season.  While the triple-headed monster will be great for the Hokies, it could be a nightmare for fantasy owners. 
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 02:00:00 PM

Running back Darren Evans is making a quick recovery from his ACL surgery this August.  So much so that team trainer Mike Goforth says Evans could return for Virginia Tech's bowl game.

It seems like a bit of a risk to bring Evans back so early and we'd expect any impact to be minimal.  Evans' quick recovery does set up an interesting debate on who the Hokies lead back will be next season between he and Ryan Williams though.
Mon, Nov 9, 2009 02:15:00 PM

As if three injured running backs weren't enough for Virginia Tech, the remaining healthy one, Ryan Williams, went down with a sprained ankle in Saturday's scrimmage.  Though except for Darren Evans it sounds like the others will be able to soon return.

So we've got Evans lost for the year with a knee.  Josh Oglesby with a strained hamstring and an infected foot.  David Wilson has a sprained shoulder, and now Williams with an injury that shouldn't keep him out too long.   Bunch of bad luck in Blacksburg.
Sun, Aug 23, 2009 10:45:00 PM

The Virginia Tech athletic department released a statement stating that running back Darren Evans had successful surgery to repair the ACL and trim the lateral meniscus in his left knee.

Evans is expected back next spring.  At this point we would not recommend holding onto Evans in keeper leagues.
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 07:15:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans has torn his ACL, and he'll miss the 2009 season.

This is a huge blow for Evans and the Hokies. Ryan Williams and freshman David Wilson now become top fantasy candidates heading into the season. We are liking what we are hearing out of Wilson so far.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 09:00:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans sprained his knee during last Friday's practice. "I’m running on it now," Evans said. "I’m not cutting like I want to. I’m not moving like I want to, but it has gotten a lot better. I’m about 70 percent. It’s been getting a lot better each day." Evans will wear a blue non-contact jersey in practice.

True freshman David Wilson has been moving up our board this summer and with Evans missing practice time, it opens the door for Wilson establish himself even further.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 04:30:00 PM

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans could only muster 72 yards on 25 carries against Virginia.

Evans has a very bright future, however room to roam was hard to find during this in-state clash.
Sat, Nov 29, 2008 05:30:00 PM