OU Countdown: Bobby Evans

True freshman legacy is recovering from major knee injury

During the next two months leading up to the Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Sooners Illustrated will breakdown the Oklahoma Sooners’ roster, starting with Dominique Alexander (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Dwayne Orso (No. 99) and the incoming freshmen.

We’ll look at last year’s performance, the best-case scenario for this season – without projecting injuries – and what each player means to the short-term or long-term success of the Sooners.

No. 71 – OL Bobby Evans (6-foot-5, 288 pounds)

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What happened last year: Evans missed most of his final prep season with a torn ACL but watched his high school, Allen (Texas), reach the Class 6A Division I state championship game.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. It still remains to be seen whether Evans will play a role at all this year because of his injury. If Evans takes a redshirt, that’s not a bad option because as one of the top 100 players in the 2015 recruiting class, he’ll play a role eventually. Evans could be a multi-year starter for Oklahoma when it’s all said and done. He’s just not going to see much of the field this year.

Best-case scenario for this season: Getting fully healthy. Evans’ best season would be one where he doesn’t wind up on the sideline again.


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