Virginia Tech r-junior tailback Darren Evans has elected to forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, according to an official release by Tech.
“After sitting down with family, I’ve decided to declare for the NFL Draft,” Evans said. “I felt like this is the best opportunity for me and my family. This was a tough decision because Virginia Tech was good to me and my family and I had fun. I was blessed to play at Virginia Tech and at that level of football. I have plans to graduate and I will, but the NFL has always been a dream so it’s hard to pass it up right now.”
Evans finished the 2010 season with 151 carries for 854 yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging 5.7 yards per carry. He missed the 2009 season with a torn ACL, but in 2008 he rushed for 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Evans’ career totals are 438 carries for 2,119 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 217 yards. He is 16th on the school’s all-time list for rushing yards, despite only playing for two seasons.
His fellow tailback, Ryan Williams, is also expected to declare for the NFL Draft.