Sat out the season after undergoing shoulder surgery prior to the start of the season... was Georgia Tech's primary punt returner in 2007... a very dependable punt returner with sure hands and solid speed... joined the squad as a walk-on in 2006... was rewarded with a scholarship in January, 2008.
In The Record Books
Played in all 12 regular season games, primarily as Tech's punt returner... had 34 of Tech's 44 punt returns... ranked seventh in the ACC and 48th nationally in punt returns (9.3)... returned 34 punts for 315 yards... also had five rushing attempts for 14 yards... had three punt returns for 17 yards and one rushing attempt for two yards in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... returned six Samford punts for 83 yards including a long of 25 (Sept. 8)... had four rushing attempts for 12 yards against the Bulldogs... averaged 12 yards on two punt returns vs. Boston College (Sept. 15)... returned one punt for 16 yards at Virginia (Sept. 22) before leaving the game with an injury... returned two punts for 25 yards at Miami... had five returns for 46 yards vs. Army (Oct. 20).
Took over punt return duties at midseason, then missed the final four games due to injury . . . Averaged 9.6 yards on 16 punt returns . . . Had four returns for 36 yards against North Carolina . . . Longest return was a 15-yarder against Maryland . . . Saw his only action in the backfield against Samford, when he carried 11 times for 44 yards and also had one reception.
First-team all-county selection by the Marietta Daily Journal, which also named him to its Dynamite Dozen . . . Five-time honoree as Cobb County Touchdown Club Player of the Week . . . Four-year letterwinner for coach Bruce Cobleigh at Harrison High . . . Compiled over 2,000 allppurpose yards his junior and senior seasons . . . Scored 17 touchdowns as a senior and 13 as a junior.
Full name is Tyler James Evans...Born October 9, 1987...Son of Renee Evans and David Evans...Majoring in management.
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