Jahri Evans: The Story Continues

Jahri Evans: The Story Continues

Winter 2010 Issue With the help of Jahri Evans, the New Orleans Saints completed a magical season with a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7.

After finishing the regular season with a record of 13-3 and winning the NFC South Division, the Saints earned a number one seed in the NFL playoffs. They defeated the Arizona Cardinals 45-14 in the divisional round and then beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in overtime in the NFC Championship game, advancing to play the Colts.

Along with team success, Evans also accomplished much individual success. He was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, his first career selection, and although he did not play in the Jan. 31 game because of his preparation for the Super Bowl, he participated in pregame introductions and activities with the rest of his Saints Pro Bowl teammates. Evans was also named first team All-Pro by the Associated Press, an honor given only to the best players in the NFL.

Since the end of the season, Evans and his remarkable story have been featured in several national publications and websites, including USA Today and ESPN.com, as well as major papers, such as the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Philadelphia Daily News.

    — Ryan Rebholz