NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 14, 2021 - The 2021 photo of Darrynton Evans of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team.  This image reflects the Tennessee Titans active roster as of June 14, 2021 when this image was taken. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

Darrynton Evans

Running Back


Experience: 2 years

Height: 5-10

Age: 23

Weight: 203 lbs

College: Appalachian State


PRO: The Titans selected Darrynton Evans in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10-inch, 203-pounder brings a complete skill set to the running back corps, excelling in rushing between the tackles, blocking, and the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. The Appalachian State product has also shown big-play ability having posted 11 rushes of at least 50 yards in his final two seasons for the Mountaineers. As a junior in 2019, Evans scored 24 total touchdowns which ranked third nationally.

•   As a rookie, Evans saw action in five games and carried the ball 14 times for 54 yards, and caught two passes for 27 yards with a touchdown. He also returned nine kickoffs for 206 yards.

•   In 2019, Evans' mother, Evelyn, a retired probation officer for the Department of Corrections, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Luckily, doctors caught it early, but she couldn't come to his games for half of the season because of treatment and needing to be close to home. But once she was cleared to attend, she didn't miss another game. At the NFL Scouting Combine in February, Evans raised money and brought awareness to ECANA (Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans) by getting pledges for every inch of his vertical leap. He raised more than $3,200 with a vertical of 37 inches.
•   Evans grew up with and went to high school with San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety D'Cota Dixon and Washington linebacker Cole Holcolmb. Mostert, who led the NFC champion 49ers in rushing in 2019, was among the first to reach out to Evans on social media during the draft, tweeting three simple words: "We built different!"
•   Evans got a headstart on the Titans' playbook during his final season at Appalachian State. Every year, the Mountaineer coaches study one NFL offense and incorporate some of its principles into their own playbook. It just so happened that App State chose the Titans prior to the 2019 season.
•   Evans earned a grade point average of 3.34 and was tabbed the Sun Belt's Top Scholar by Street & Smith magazine.
•   Evans enjoys playing video games, particularly NBA2K, Call of Duty and Madden, solving Rubik's Cubes and producing music in his spare time.

•   The Oak Hill, Fla., native was selected by the Titans in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.

•   In three on-field seasons at Appalachian State (2016, 2018-19), Evans appeared in 39 games and made 22 starts. He was a two-time All-Sun Belt first-team selection, and was the Sun Belt's Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 after posting 1,480 rushing yards and scoring 24 total touchdowns. Evans was a two-time Sun Belt Championship Game MVP and MVP of the 2019 New Orleans Bowl. He finished his career with 2,884 rushing yards (ninth all-time at Appalachian State) despite being the primary running back for just 23 career games. Set school records for most career rushes without a fumble (482) and single-season rushes without a fumble (255 in 2019). Had 4,642 all-purpose yards, including 1,439 yards on kickoff returns and 319 yards as a receiver, plus 14 passing yards on a forward-flipped jet sweep. Scored 34 total touchdowns with 25 rushing, six receiving and a program-record three as a kick returner. Totaled 11 runs of at least 50 yards in his final two seasons.
•   As a junior (2019), named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year after producing 2,064 all-purpose yards, including 1,480 rushing on 255 carries, 198 receiving yards on 21 catches and 386 yards on 16 kickoff returns. Scored 24 total touchdowns (18 rushing, five receiving, one on a kickoff return) to rank third nationally, tie the Sun Belt's single-season record and post the second-highest single-season total in Appalachian State history. Joined Stanford's Christian McCaffrey (2015) and East Carolina's Chris Johnson (2007) as the only FBS players this millennium with at least 1,400 rushing yards, five touchdown receptions and a kickoff return for a score in the same season. Made watch lists for Maxwell, Doak Walker Award and Paul Hornung awards.
•   As a redshirt sophomore (2018), named first-team All-Sun Belt after registering a league-leading 1,187 rushing yards on 179 attempts, even though he didn't become the team's primary running back until Game 5, following a season-ending injury to starter Jalin Moore. His 6.6-yards per carry was the third-best season average in Appalachian State history for a player with at least 150 attempts. His nine touchdowns included seven rushing, one receiving and one via a kickoff return. Caught 12 passes for 87 yards. Returned 15 kickoffs for 490 yards with a score. As the primary back over the final nine games, rushed for 1,060 yards for an average of 117.8 yards per game. Led the Sun Belt at 91.3 rushing yards per game and second at 135.7 all-purpose yards per game. Rushed for more than 100 yards in seven of the last nine games.
•   As a sophomore (2017), redshirted.
•   As a freshman (2016), played in the final 12 games of the season, contributing as a kickoff returner and as a backup running back. Rushed for 217 yards on 48 carries and hauled in six passes for 34 yards. Returned 25 kickoffs for 563 yards with a touchdown. Finished with 814 all-purpose yards.
•   Graduated with a degree in communication studies with a minor in sports science and coaching from Appalachian State.

•   Attended New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) High School and was named honorable-mention 6A All-State and first-team All-Area as a team captain and two-time team MVP.
•   Rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns over his final two high school seasons despite missing six games due to injury.
•   As a senior (2105), recorded 940 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in just seven games. Participated in Central Florida East-West All-Star game.
•   As a junior (2014), had a breakout campaign, rushing for nearly 700 yards and 16 touchdowns before suffering a broken thumb that forced him to miss the final three games of the season.
•   Was an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society.
•   Also participated in track (100, long jump, 200, 4x100), and played basketball.
•   Son of Darry and Evelyn Evans and has two older sisters, Kristen and Dasmine, and an older brother, Darryl II.
•   Follow Evans on Twitter and Instagram at @ItzLiveee
•   Born Darrynton L.A. Evans on July 9, 1998 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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