Josh Evans Named Cliff Harris Award Finalist for Second Straight Season

Josh Evans Named Cliff Harris Award Finalist for Second Straight Season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Evangel University senior Josh Evans has been named a Cliff Harris Award finalist for a second consecutive season as the award is given to the nation's top small college defensive player.

An overall winner for the award will be announced on Dec. 23 and honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club's annual awards banquet on January 11, 2018, featuring guest speaker and former Kansas City Chiefs running back, Marcus Allen. Evans was named to the Associated Press All-America Team marking the first All-America nod for Evangel since 2012.

The defensive end finished his career as the 2017 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-Heart First Team selection. He dominated on the field finishing the season ranked second in NAIA in sacks and fourth in tackles for a loss.

Evans also made an impact on the Evangel record books, setting the single-season record for tackles for a loss and career record for tackles for a loss. He finished with 12.5 sacks in both his junior and senior seasons to finish second on the all-time sacks list with 31.5. He also broke into the top 10 in career tackles with 288.

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