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Player Bio

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Josh Evans
FS #26
Height:
6-0
Weight:
198
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Irvington, N.J.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 49 202 146 56 0 0 5 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 WAS 2 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 JAC 16 53 37 16 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 16 90 62 28 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013 JAC 15 58 47 11 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: 2013 (15/11), 2014 (16/14), 2015 (16/12) NFL TOTALS: 47 games, 37 starts
POSTSEASON TOTALS: 0 games, 0 starts

TRANSACTIONS

Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the sixth round (169th overall) of the 2013 draft.

PRO (Games played/started - 47/37)

2013 sixth-round pick has started 37 of 47 games in first three seasons ... Registered 196 tackles (141 solo), three fumble recoveries, four passes defensed and one forced fumble

2015 (w/ JAX - 16/12)

Saw action in 16 games with 12 starts at FS and SS ... Totaled 52 tackles (36 solo), including two tackles for loss, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

• 9/27 at N.E.: Started as SS and recorded six tackles (five solo) before exiting the game with a knee injury
• 10/4 at IND: Made five tackles (two solo) and recorded his first career forced fumble
• 10/18 vs. HOU: Started at FS, making eight tackles (seven solo)
• 10/25 vs. BUF: Started at FS, making five tackles (five solo), and recording one fumble recovery in the fourth quarter and one pass defensed
• 12/13 vs. IND: Started at FS and made four tackles (four solo), including 1.0 tackle for loss and one pass defensed
• 1/3 at HOU: Started at FS and made seven tackles (four solo)

2014 (w/ JAX - 16/14)

Ranked third on the team with 90 tackles (62 solo) and tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries ... Added two passes defensed and two tackles for loss ... Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and made 14 starts

• 9/14 at WAS: Started at SS for Johnathan Cyprien (inactive/concussion) and posted a career-high 14 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defensed
• 9/28 at SD: Started at FS and made six tackles (five solo)
• 10/12 at TEN: Ranked second on the club with seven tackles (six solo)
• 11/2 at CIN: Recorded six tackles (two solo) and one tackle for loss
• 11/9 vs. DAL: Posted five tackles and his first career fumble recovery
Recovered a Cole Beasley fumble forced by J.T. Thomas in the second quarter
• 12/14 at BAL: Posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble in the second quarter

2013 (w/ JAX - 15/11)

Played in 15 games as a rookie with 11 starts ... Tallied 54 tackles (43 solo) and one pass defensed ... Added four special teams tackles

• 9/8 vs. KC: Made NFL debut and a team-high three special teams tackles
• 9/22 at SEA: Saw extensive action at safety after replacing an injured Dwight Lowery on the game’s opening drive ... Finished with a then career-high seven tackles (three solo)
• 9/29 vs. IND: Made first career start at FS and totaled five solo tackles and one pass defensed. Added one special teams tackle
• 10/20 vs. SD: Totaled a career-high nine tackles (eight solo) and did not miss a snap
• 12/22 vs. TEN: Started at FS and totaled six solo tackles.

COLLEGE (at Florida, 2009-12)
• Appeared in 47 games, making 24 starts at FS
• Career totals include 154 tackles (101 solo), seven tackles for loss, five INTs, four passes defensed, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
• Started all 13 games at FS as a senior
• Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL

• Attended Irvington (N.J.) High School
• Primarily a QB and FS
• Also lettered in track and helped lead team to the Group III Track co-state championship title while competing in hurdles, relay and high jump
• Brother, James, played football and was a freshman All-American at the University of Buffalo
• Twitter handle is @JAY_E_9.

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