15 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Randall Evans

Last year, Randall Evans made Jaxon Shipley his bitch. Now he'll look to do the same to all Big 12 wide receivers. - US PRESSWIRE

In which BracketCat counts down the 15th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Randall Evans.

Goal No. 15: LEADERSHIP. Everyone can set the example.

#15 Randall Evans
Redshirt Junior
6-0 | 190
Miami, Fla.


Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Randall Lemont Evans (b. Dec. 26, 1991) is a former walk-on who earned a scholarship prior to his sophomore campaign, in which he saw significant time as a fifth defensive back, and will look to push for more starting duties.

He redshirted in 2010 and in 2011, he recorded 11 tackles, including seven solo stops. Five of his tackles came against Kansas, while he had two stops against Iowa State.

Evans saw action in 13 games last year, including seven starts.. He ranked third on the team in total tackles with 76.

He registered a career-high nine tackles at Iowa State, then matched that effort at West Virginia when he also tipped a pass that led to Geno Smith's first interception of the season, courtesy of one Arthur Brown.

Evans came away with eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Texas Tech. He then had seven stops and two pass breakups against Oklahoma State.

Evans also had seven tackles, including a sack, forced a fumble and batted away one pass against Texas. He carded six tackles against Oklahoma and Oregon, while he had five against Miami and Baylor.

That disastrous game in Waco also saw Evans collect his first career interception from the Bears at the 1-yard line.

Evans came here with high credentials, having collected 115 total tackles and eight interceptions in his final two high school seasons. As a high school junior, Evans once ran a 200-meter race in 23.46 seconds.

Minor trivia: When Evans first came to K-State, he was dating Michael Beasley's sister. Now he's one of the top three returning veterans on defense, and whether at cornerback or safety, he is a sure lock to start every game if healthy.

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