The Indiana state track and field championships being held this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana, will provide 4-star Michigan football recruit Chris Evans, one last opportunity to showcase his considerable athleticism. Evans has been a valuable member of Ben Davis High School’s football and track programs for several years.
Frequently, Evans participates in three or four events at track meets and this durability and toughness is seen on the gridiron too. Evans is a run, return, and pass-catching threat on the football field. On the track he is just as versatile, excelling at the hurdles, long jump, relays, and sprints.
With personal bests like this:
10.89 / 100 meters
14.25 / 110 high hurdles
38.82 / 300 int. hurdles
23’02” / long jump
41.20 / 400 relay
We calculated Chris Evans’ PAI score at 4.1/5.0 placing him in the top 87th % for all RBs nationally. Evans’ track versatility reminds us a little of current University of Michigan running back coach and former running back great, Tyrone Wheatley. Wheatley was also an outstanding hurdler, long jumper and sprinter in high school.
Along with Evans’ outstanding football talent, it is easy to understand Michigan’s interest. We hope more athletes in all sports continue to see examples like this and take advantage of their high school experience by participating and excelling in multiple sports.
We would like to thank Mike Davidson, head track coach at Ben Davis High School. Coach Davidson provided Tracking Football with track stats, photos, and the idea to highlight Ben Davis student-athlete, Chris Evans.