Players

Jahri Evans
G #73
Height:
6-4
Weight:
318
Age:
34
College:
Bloomsburg
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2017):

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2
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2

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 171 171
2017 GB 2 2
2016 NO 16 16
2015 NO 11 11
2014 NO 16 16
2013 NO 14 14
2012 NO 16 16
2011 NO 16 16
2010 NO 16 16
2009 NO 16 16
2008 NO 16 16
2007 NO 16 16
2006 NO 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 SEA W 17-9
2 @ATL L 23-34

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent on April 26, 2017, after playing for the New Orleans Saints for his first 11 seasons (2006-16) in the NFL.
  • Has been selected to six Pro Bowls (2009-14) during his career and has been named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press four times (2009-12). Is tied with Ravens G Marshal Yanda for the most Pro Bowl appearances by a guard since ’09.
  • Among Saints offensive linemen, his six Pro Bowl appearances rank No. 2 in team history behind only Hall of Fame T Willie Roaf (seven).
  • Has started all 169 games he has played in since entering the league in 2006, the most games played by an active NFL offensive lineman over that span.
  • Has started all 16 games in nine of his 11 seasons in the league, missing just seven career games due to injury.
  • Ranks No. 2 in Saints history among offensive linemen with 169 career games played, trailing only Stan Brock (186, 1980-92).
  • Started the first 114 games of his career before missing his first career contest in 2013 vs. Arizona in Week 3 due to a hamstring injury.
  • Helped the Saints finish in the top six in the league in total offense in all 11 of his seasons in New Orleans (2006-16), including six No. 1 rankings (2006, 2008-09, 2011, 2014, 2016).
  • Was part of offensive lines in New Orleans that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in sacks allowed in all 11 of his seasons with the Saints.
  • Helped the Saints register 37 zero-sack games from 2006-16, the third most in the league over that span behind only Indianapolis (42) and the N.Y. Giants (39).
  • Helped the Saints finish in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring in nine of his 11 seasons, including No. 1 rankings in 2008 and 2009.
  • Helped protect QB Drew Brees as he posted an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons (2008, 2011-13, 2016), with four other QBs tied for No. 2 with one 5,000-yard season each.
  • Was named to his first career Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro recognition for the first time in 2009, a season that was capped off with the Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Entered the NFL with New Orleans in 2006 as a fourth-round pick (No. 108 overall) out of Bloomsburg (Pa.) University, the first player to be selected out of the school since T Eric Jonassen in 1992 (San Diego, fifth round).

COLLEGE

Was a finalist for the Division II Gene Upshaw Offensive Player of the Year Award as a junior and as a senior…Anchored the Bloomsburg (Pa.) offensive line at left tackle after taking over as the starter at the position as a sophomore…Graduated with a degree in exercise science…Earned his executive MBA last summer from the University of Miami (Fla.)…Senior season (2005): Was part of an offensive line that allowed only 13 sacks in 12 games…Helped the Huskies average 284.3 rushing yards per game, good for No. 8 in the country…Notched 109 knockdowns and graded out at 85-plus percent for blocking consistency…Junior season (2004): Was part of an offense that registered 4,187 total yards in 10 games…Registered 88 knockdowns with 10 TD-resulting blocks…Sophomore season (2003): Took over as the starter at LT, posting 49 knockdowns and eight TD-resulting blocks…Redshirt freshman season (2002): Appeared in 10 games as a reserve tackle.

PERSONAL

Given name Jahri Divine Evans…First name is pronounced jah-REE…Nickname is “Jah”…Born in Philadelphia, Pa. …Married to Takia...Serves as a part-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul…High school: Was a three-year letterman at Frankford High in Philadelphia, helping his team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the state semifinals as a junior…Missed his entire senior season after suffering a fractured leg playing basketball prior to his senior year…Concentrated on academics and attended Bloomsburg on an academic scholarship…Also played basketball for one season and lettered in track (shot put) as a senior…Community involvement: Established the Jahri Evans Foundation in 2007…Has hosted free football camps for kids and awarded scholarships to student-athletes entering college…Helped build houses in New Orleans through United Way…Has served as a spokesperson for AEDs with the goal of getting defibrillators in all Philadelphia public schools…Residence: Pensacola, Fla.

Pro Highlights

  • Signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent on April 26, 2017, after playing for the New Orleans Saints for his first 11 seasons (2006-16) in the NFL.
  • Has been selected to six Pro Bowls (2009-14) during his career and has been named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press four times (2009-12). Is tied with Ravens G Marshal Yanda for the most Pro Bowl appearances by a guard since ’09.
  • Among Saints offensive linemen, his six Pro Bowl appearances rank No. 2 in team history behind only Hall of Fame T Willie Roaf (seven).
  • Has started all 169 games he has played in since entering the league in 2006, the most games played by an active NFL offensive lineman over that span.
  • Has started all 16 games in nine of his 11 seasons in the league, missing just seven career games due to injury.
  • Ranks No. 2 in Saints history among offensive linemen with 169 career games played, trailing only Stan Brock (186, 1980-92).
  • Started the first 114 games of his career before missing his first career contest in 2013 vs. Arizona in Week 3 due to a hamstring injury.
  • Helped the Saints finish in the top six in the league in total offense in all 11 of his seasons in New Orleans (2006-16), including six No. 1 rankings (2006, 2008-09, 2011, 2014, 2016).
  • Was part of offensive lines in New Orleans that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in sacks allowed in all 11 of his seasons with the Saints.
  • Helped the Saints register 37 zero-sack games from 2006-16, the third most in the league over that span behind only Indianapolis (42) and the N.Y. Giants (39).
  • Helped the Saints finish in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring in nine of his 11 seasons, including No. 1 rankings in 2008 and 2009.
  • Helped protect QB Drew Brees as he posted an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons (2008, 2011-13, 2016), with four other QBs tied for No. 2 with one 5,000-yard season each.
  • Was named to his first career Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro recognition for the first time in 2009, a season that was capped off with the Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Entered the NFL with New Orleans in 2006 as a fourth-round pick (No. 108 overall) out of Bloomsburg (Pa.) University, the first player to be selected out of the school since T Eric Jonassen in 1992 (San Diego, fifth round).

COLLEGE

Was a finalist for the Division II Gene Upshaw Offensive Player of the Year Award as a junior and as a senior…Anchored the Bloomsburg (Pa.) offensive line at left tackle after taking over as the starter at the position as a sophomore…Graduated with a degree in exercise science…Earned his executive MBA last summer from the University of Miami (Fla.)…Senior season (2005): Was part of an offensive line that allowed only 13 sacks in 12 games…Helped the Huskies average 284.3 rushing yards per game, good for No. 8 in the country…Notched 109 knockdowns and graded out at 85-plus percent for blocking consistency…Junior season (2004): Was part of an offense that registered 4,187 total yards in 10 games…Registered 88 knockdowns with 10 TD-resulting blocks…Sophomore season (2003): Took over as the starter at LT, posting 49 knockdowns and eight TD-resulting blocks…Redshirt freshman season (2002): Appeared in 10 games as a reserve tackle.

PERSONAL

Given name Jahri Divine Evans…First name is pronounced jah-REE…Nickname is “Jah”…Born in Philadelphia, Pa. …Married to Takia...Serves as a part-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul…High school: Was a three-year letterman at Frankford High in Philadelphia, helping his team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the state semifinals as a junior…Missed his entire senior season after suffering a fractured leg playing basketball prior to his senior year…Concentrated on academics and attended Bloomsburg on an academic scholarship…Also played basketball for one season and lettered in track (shot put) as a senior…Community involvement: Established the Jahri Evans Foundation in 2007…Has hosted free football camps for kids and awarded scholarships to student-athletes entering college…Helped build houses in New Orleans through United Way…Has served as a spokesperson for AEDs with the goal of getting defibrillators in all Philadelphia public schools…Residence: Pensacola, Fla.