Evans Honored by Buffalo, NFL

Being involved in numerous community service events since his rookie season, former badger Lee Evans was named the team's Walter Payton Man of Year award winner.

Former Badger wide receiver Lee Evans was recently named the 2007 Buffalo Bills Walter Payton Man of the Year. Evans was voted on by selected members of the Western New York community and was awarded $1,000 to give to the charity of his choice.

Since his rookie season, Evans has been very involved in numerous community service events. Lee has participated in the Buffalo Public Schools "What Moves U Fitness Program," Buffalo's "Team Up 4 MS," the "Billieve – Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign," Make-A-Wish Foundation and many others.

One of three finalists for the 2001 Biletnikoff Award, given to the nations top wide receiver, Evans broke the Big Ten record for the most receiving yards in a season with 1,545 in 2001.

In only three years, Evans eclipsed the UW record with 2,255 career receiving yards and set single-season school records for receptions (75), touchdown receptions (nine) and 100-yard receiving games (eight).

An All-American honoree in 2001, Evans was the first Badger to lead the Big Ten in receiving since 1963. A 2004 firs-round draft choice of the Bills, Evans left UW No.2 on the all-time Big Ten receiving yardage list and school record holder for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

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