Veteran lineman who found himself in new surroundings this spring ... shifted to offense from defense during offseason in effort to boost depth on that side of ball ... adapted nicely to move ... settled in as backup to Matt Weisner at left guard position ... could challenge for lead role with added seasoning at spot ... boasts outstanding work ethic and selfless attitude ... should contribute significantly this fall in either starting or reserve capacity ... product of USMA Prep School.
2004: Drew field action in eight games along Black Knights' defensive line ... registered seven tackles, including three for loss ... credited with two primary hits ... recorded season-high three tackles in road loss to Connecticut ... all three stops resulted in lost yardage for Huskies ... notched two tackles during season-opening loss to Louisville ... claimed other stops against Houston and USF ... missed only Air Force, Tulane and Navy contests.
2003: Appeared in four games ... drew field duty against Connecticut, Tulane, TCU and Houston ... filled reserve role in all four contests ... did not figure statistically.
2002: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: All-conference choice at Pine Forest High in Fayetteville, N.C. ... played for head coach Dean Saffos ... all-region placekicker as well ... two-time letterwinner ... helped team to conference championship as a junior ... served as team captain during senior campaign.
Personal: Born Feb. 7, 1983 ... given name is Daniel Ott Evans ... parents' names are Dave and Karen Evans ... father, Dave, recently retired from U.S. Army with rank of lieutenant colonel ... served with Special Forces unit ... played alongside former Army teammate Greg Washington in high school ... majoring in Engineering Psychology.