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49 - Dwight Evans
Dwight Evans
Born: June 16, 1990
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Sycamore
Position: ILB
Major: Business Management

Dwight was on the field for all 11 games as a sophomore including three as a starter, and returns atop the depth chart at the ram linebacker position...strong player with excellent technique...great pass rusher...played as a true freshman in 2008 and became a familar presence on the field last sason...has been outstanding in the spring two years in a row...ready to step forward and fill a key role in the Golden Eagle defense in 2010.

AT TECH -- (In 2009): Dwight started in three contests (Kansas State, Austin Peay and Georgia) and saw action at ram in all 11 games...made 30 total tackles including 12 unassisted stops...matched his career-high with five tackles in the opener against Pikeville...topped that with six tackles in Golden Eagle victory over Austin Peay...also made 4.5 tackles-for-loss for 15 yards.

(In 2008):
Dwight played in 11 games as a true freshman, finishing his rookie year with 19 total tackles...saved his biggest performance for last, notching career-high five tackles (all assists) against Eastern Illinois...had three tackles against both Central Methodist and Murray State...had two tackles-for-loss...forced a crucial fumble in Tech's late-game comeback effort at Austin Peay...one of six true freshmen among the team's Top 20 in total tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL: A team captain, Dwight was a first-team Ohio All-State selection as a senior, posting 85 total tackles, including 65 solo stops, four sacks and one fumble recovery...named first-team All-Southwest Ohio and first-team All-Greater Miami Conference, going on to play in the East/West All-Star game...two-year starter...was a second-team all-conference pick as a junior and honorable mention all-Southwest Ohio when he played defensive end...made 35 tackles and had 3.5 sacks.

PERSONAL: The son of Dwight and Caroline Evans...full name is Dwight Edmond Evans II...birthdate is June 16, 1990...majoring in business management.