A smart, dependable player who does a great job for the Hokies … Played a big role on the scout team last fall in helping to prepare the defense … Runs hard and plays hard … Saw brief action on special teams early in the 2009 season … Has made strides in the strength and conditioning program … The type of player coaches love, on and off the field … Will rejoin the team when school starts.
2009: Played four snaps at tailback and had one carry for a 6-yard gain in the Marshall game … Was in for six plays on the kickoff return team against Nebraska and two versus Miami … Had a 400-pound front squat on the way to Iron Hokie honors during the winter.
2008: Joined the team as a walk-on after school started … Practiced at tailback and was redshirted … Bench pressed 330 during scout team testing … Had six carries for 24 yards during Tech’s first full scrimmage … Picked up 25 yards on seven rushes and caught a pass for a 15-yard gain during the Maroon-White game.
High School: Was a second-team all-district running back for Coach Tim Cromer at Christiansburg … Also played linebacker while lettering two seasons … Picked up 197 yards on seven carries in a game against Radford his junior season … Averaged 9.8 yards per carry … Was a member of the state championship 4x400 relay team and was named All-Timesland by The Roanoke Times as a track athlete.
Personal: Zachary Allen Evans … Born 7/29/90 in Roanoke, VA … Son of George and Shelby Evans … His dad, George, was a four-year starter on the offensive line for Tech from 1979-82 … Majoring in architecture.