Mike Evans is an exceptional wide receiver and has won several titles in the history of football, both as an individual player and together with his team-mates. The NFL star may not be the most popular footballer of the era, but his outstanding performances on the field speak volumes.
A man of many talents, Evans is not only a first-class football star but also a basketball player of superlatives. His journey to fame is so interesting and we are very excited to share it with you. Read on to find out how it all began and how he made the most of his life.
Mike Evans Bio, Age
Mike’s parents, Heather Kilgore (mother) and Mike Evans Jr (father) welcomed him to Galveston, Texas, in the United States on August 21, 1993. His nationality is American, but his ethnicity is not known to the public.
The footballer was born Mike Lynn Evans and has a younger sister whose name is not yet publicly known. The NFL player studied at Ball High School in Galveston, where he began playing organized soccer and basketball and competing in athletics.
In his senior year, Mike first devoted his time to basketball, averaging 8.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 18.3 points. In the same year, he switched to soccer, scoring seven touchdowns and 25 receptions for 648 yards. This achievement earned him the honor of a second team from District 24-4A.
The footballer also competed in athletics for his school, especially jumping. He belonged to the relay squad of his school with 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m and also achieved a personal record jump of 6.28 m in the long jump and 14.11 m in the triple jump.
After graduating from high school, Evans decided to continue his education at Texas A&M University, where he eventually spent three years (2011-2013) representing the Texas A&M Aggies soccer team in the league.
As a freshman, he scored five touchdowns and 82 receptions over 1,105 yards and five touchdowns and earned All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches as a rookie. His performance in the 2013 season also brought good results, paving the way for further awards. He ended the season with 12 touchdowns and 69 receptions over 1,394 yards.
The footballer started his professional career in 2014 after announcing on January 2, 2014, that he had decided to forgo the last two seasons of his college eligibility. Evans eventually entered the 2014 NFL Draft and was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round with the seventh overall selection. He ended his third season with the Florida-based soccer team with 12 touchdowns on sixteen starts and 96 receptions for 1,321 reception hotels. As a result, on April 17, 2017, the Buccaneers selected the fifth-year option in his contract.
Mike recently signed a five-year $82.5 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The contract, which was sealed on March 9, 2018, included a $55 million guarantee.
Father, Uncle, Brother
As mentioned above, Mike’s father is Mike Evans Jr. He was married to his mother Heather Kilgore until the day that Sam Kilgore (Heather’s brother and Mike’s uncle) killed him.
The incident occurred when Mike was nine years old. The soccer player told us that his uncle killed his father at their house in Galveston while he was babysitting him and his sister. Sam is said to have stabbed and killed Evans because he had beaten his sister badly.
Heather had been subjected to domestic violence by her husband for so many years. Sam only found out about her plight when he moved in with Mike’s parents. During his stay, he watched as Mickey punched a beer can into his sister’s mouth and smashed her lip. He was only locked up for 30 days, but Sam kept his plans to himself until the night he took revenge by killing his brother-in-law.
Speaking of Buccanneer’s star brother: He has a biological sibling, namely his sister. However, he considers and addresses the American basketball player Terran Petteway as his brother. Also born in Galveston, Texas, Petteway has been friends with Evans since childhood.
Congrats to my brother @_TP5 signing wit the Hawks u deserve it. And thanks for everything you've done for me fam
— Mike Evans (@MikeEvans13_) July 23, 2015
Petteway, born on October 8, 1992, represents the Dinamo Sassari in the Italian Lega Basket Series A.
His Wife – Who Is She?
Mike Evans is married to Ashli Dotson. The two of them formed the Covenant for Life in 2016 and welcomed their first baby together in November 2016. Her name is Ariah Lynn Evans. The Evans Empire also houses another beautiful girl named Mackenzie Evans. She is Mike’s older daughter who comes from a previous relationship.
Height & Weight
Evans is blessed with a good athletic build and height, which underlines his impeccable personality. His body weighs 105 kilograms, equivalent to 231 pounds, while his height is measured at 1.96 meters, or 6 feet 5 inches.