Tied for second in OU history among linebackers with 16 career pass breakups.
Named first-team All-Big 12 by league's coaches and AP ... one of four team captains ... started all 13 games ... led team and ranked sixth in Big 12 with 7.5 tackles per game ... had four interceptions to tie for sixth among OU linebackers in a season ... became first OU linebacker to lead team in interceptions for a season since Clint Ingram in 2005 ... tied for fifth in OU single-season history among linebackers with eight pass breakups and eighth overall with 145 interception return yards ... returned an interception 80 yards for a TD at West Virginia (11/19), the longest ever by an OU linebacker, and forced a fumble ... his 80 interception return yards against West Virginia stand as most in single-game school history by a linebacker ... had team-high nine tackles vs. Baylor (11/12) and became first Sooner to ever record two sacks and two interceptions in a game ... logged a team-high 10 tackles and a 33-yard interception return for a TD vs. Kansas (10/29) ... named 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 ... on preseason watch lists for Bednarik and Butkus Awards.
Named to All-Big 12 Second Team by league’s coaches, ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... played in 11 games with 10 starts at inside linebacker (did not start vs. TCU and did not play against Kansas or Texas Tech due to injury) ... made four tackles before leaving due to injury in Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... broke up two passes and added seven tackles against TCU (11/21) ... led team with nine tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and forced a fumble at Baylor (11/14) ... broke up two passes and made seven tackles against Iowa State (11/7) ... tied for team lead with four tackles at Kansas State (10/17) ... tied season high with 11 tackles, including 0.5 TFL, against Texas (10/10) ... returned a fumble 41 yards for his first career touchdown, set career high with 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sacks and added nine tackles against West Virginia (10/3) ... set season high with 11 tackles against Tulsa (9/19) ... recorded seven tackles at Tennessee (9/12) ... made five tackles, including 0.5 for loss, against Akron (9/5) ... named to Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... started all 13 games at inside linebacker ... broke up a pass and had six tackles with an assist on a tackle for loss against Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/29) ... posted a team-high nine tackles with one tackle for loss against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... assisted on two tackles against Kansas (11/22) ... led team with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss, at Texas Tech (11/15) ... had six tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Baylor (11/8) ... recovered a fumble, broke up two passes and made four tackles at Iowa State (11/1) ... had a team-high seven tackles with one tackle for loss against Kansas State (10/18) ... set career high with 14 tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, against Texas (10/11) ... intercepted the first pass of his career, forced a fumble and made 10 tackles at TCU (10/4) ... tallied 11 tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss, at West Virginia (9/20) ... posted nine tackles against Tennessee (9/13) ... had three tackles at Tulsa (9/6) ... made the first start of his career at inside linebacker against Louisiana Tech (8/30) and recorded two tackles and forced a fumble.
Played in eight of 13 games, missing the Alabama (1/2), Oklahoma State (12/7), Kansas State (11/23), Iowa State (11/16) and Kansas (10/19) contests ... set season high with eight tackles and broke up a pass against Texas Tech (10/26) ... recorded first four tackles of career and had 0.5 TFL against Tulsa (9/14) ... made Sooners debut against ULM (8/31).
Three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports and PrepStar ... two-star recruit by Scout ... had 94 tackles (72 solo), 9.0 sacks, two FF and a FR as a senior ... had 87 tackles, 2.0 sacks, three INTs and a forced fumble as a junior ... returned four kickoffs and two punts for TDs in his career ... also had offers from Air Force, Colorado State, Navy and UNLV.
Son of Scott and Tenika Evans ... father was a three-time all-Big Eight defensive tackle at Oklahoma (1988-90) ... majoring in Arts and Sciences Planned Program.