LSU Gold

#24 Darren Evans Season 2024

Defensive Back
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Glen Oaks HS
Previous School

Spent two years at LSU after transferring from Nicholls prior to the 2020 season … Pressed into significant action in 2021 due to injuries … Appeared in 22 games during his two years at LSU, starting six times at cornerback … Capped LSU career with 33 tackles, 4 pass breakups and 3 quarterback hurries … Earned second team All-Southland Conference honors as a sophomore at Nicholls in 2018 … Graduated from Nicholls with the spring of 2020 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Appeared in 13 games with five starts … Recorded 27 tackles, 4 pass breakups and 3 quarterback hurries … Had a pair of pass breakups in LSU’s win over Florida in Tiger Stadium … Set LSU career-best with 7 tackles vs. Kansas State in the Texas Bowl … Added 5 tackles in win over UL-Monroe … Started final five games of the season at cornerback, including the Texas Bowl against Kansas State.

Appeared in nine games with one start … Recorded six tackles … Started season-opener against Mississippi State … Had two tackles against Mississippi State … Closed year with two tackles against both Florida and Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2019 at Nicholls)
Played in all 14 games, starting at cornerback… tied for fifth in the FCS with 15 pass breakups… totaled five breakups and a career-high seven tackles in the playoff win over North Dakota… his lone interception came at the goal line before halftime to preserve a 20-0 lead over Central Arkansas… broke up three passes in the win over McNeese… totaled 47 tackles on the season, including 33 solo… finished with 2.0 tackles for loss.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018 at Nicholls)
Started all 13 games at cornerback… emerged as one of the top cover corners in the league, earning All-Southland Second Team… led the team with eight pass breakups and was one of three Colonels to record two interceptions… had picks in back-to-back games against Sam Houston State and Lamar… broke up two passes in three different games, including opening win at FBS Kansas… helped blanket Southland Offensive Player of the Year Jazz Ferguson to season lows of two receptions and 54 yards in win at Northwestern State… had 33 tackles on the year with 22 solo… had five tackles in three games… recorded a tackle for loss at Abilene Christian… recovered a fumble in River Bell Classic against Southeastern Louisiana and returned it 51 yards to set up a touchdown.

Played in 10 games, logging five starts at cornerback… stepped into the starter’s role in the final five contests of the season… finished with 20 tackles (16 solo)… broke up five passes… had his first career interception at Southeastern Louisiana… recovered a fumble at UIW and had a career-high six tackles…. received a redshirt in 2016 as a member of the practice squad.

Played offense and defense for Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge … Named Second Team All-District 3A as a wide receiver and defensive back in his senior year… played in Red Stick Bowl … as a junior, was fourth in State in the 400-meter and third in the indoor 400-meter.

Born Feb. 21, 1998… son of Anthony and Matilda Evans… has a brother, Anthony… earned a degree from Nicholls in interdisciplinary studies in the spring of 2020.

Darren Evans’ LSU Career Highs
Tackles: 7 vs. Kansas State, 2022 Texas Bowl
Tackles for Loss: 0
Interceptions: 0
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Florida, 2021

Full Bio
Career Stats
All Stats