• Tulsa's Dane Evans chasing NFL dream

    By: Heather Geller

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    TULSA, Okla. - Playing football is a breeze for Dane Evans compared to waiting to find out where he'll play football in the NFL, or even if he'll get drafted at all.

    “You don't really think about the week leading up to the draft when you're a little kid,” Evans said. “You just think about the draft and getting to play at the next level and all that. I'm ready for Friday night, Saturday night to be here and know what my next move is.”

    There’s a good chance Evans won't hear his name called this weekend. He might have to be an undrafted free agent. But, that would be a familiar situation for Evans.

    “Tulsa was my only offer coming out of high school, and I set all the record in high school. Now, here I did all the same stuff. It's the same thing. I mean, I have a couple teams that are really interested in me and have told me there's a slight possibility I could get drafted, but likely it will be a preferred free agent,” Evans said.

    For TU's all-time passing leader it's all about staying focused, and being ready when the opportunity does come.

    “I'm just looking at the draft as a bonus. If I get drafted awesome. If not, if I'm a preferred free agent or just a free agent I don't care, I just want a chance you know,” Evans said.

    Evans will be glued to his phone all weekend long waiting for that chance.


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