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49 - Dwight Evans
Dwight Evans
Birth Date: June 16, 1990
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Sycamore
Position: LB
Major: Business Management

A three-year veteran defender who is the team's active career leader in tackles-for-loss, Dwight returns as the starter at the Ram position...strong player with excellent technique...great pass rusher...played some as a true freshman in 2008 and has been a familar presence on the field last two seasons...has been outstanding in the spring three years in a row...has played in all 33 games during his three seasons and started 13 times...enters the season with 102 career tackles and 17 tackles-for-loss...claimed a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters in 2010-11.

AT TECH (In 2010): Dwight was a huge presence in the Golden Eagle defense as a junior, starting in 10 games and seeing action in all 11...starter at the Ram position, he led the team and ranked eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference in tackles-for-loss, making 10.5 for 22 yards...rankd sixth on the team in total tackles with 53 stops, including 21 solo tackles...started slowly with six total tackles through the first four games...had career-high nine tackles in the UT Martin game, and matched that the following week with nine stops at AUstin Peay..had eight tackles against Eastern Illinois and six stops in each of the next three games...had career-best 2.5 tackles-for-loss at Murray State.

(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.