Evans and Sanchez Named BOXTOROW All Americans; UAPB Football Sign Seven Boxtorow

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s football team will look to improve on their 2-9 fall record by signing seven new Golden Lions during the early signing period, while Mark Evans II and Josh Sanchez were named to the 2021 BOXTOROW HBCU College Football All-America Honoree Team.

Evans, a 6’4 295lb offensive tackle, is making his third appearance on the Boxtorow All-American Team. The Houston, Texas native is a two-time First Team (SWAC) All-Conference member, a two-time Boxtorow All-American, a Boxtorow All-American Honoree, as well as a HBCU Classic All-American. Evans is a top-10 HBCU player announced by the Pro Football Network. He anchored the Golden Lions offensive line helping UAPB finish in the top six of the conference in total yards per game (1,383). He also ranked in the top in the conference in knockdowns and sacks allowed, giving up only one this season.


Sanchez, 6’2 210lb punter, is a newcomer on the HBCU Boxtorow All-American team.  He is ranked as one of the top punters in the SWAC, averaging 40.2 yards per punt ranking 6th in the conference.  The Corning, California native tied for first in the conference with punts landed inside the 20 (21) and ranks 5th in the conference with punts over 50 yards (8).  He also had a career long 68 yard punt versus Southern this season.

Head Coach Doc Gamble is pleased with the additions made to the squad during the early signing period as the Golden Lions received seven commitments.

WR Javien Clemmer 6-0 175 Cedar Hill, Texas


DT R.J. Evans 6-0 279 High Point, N.C.

OL Jaylen Francis 6-7 325 Hazel Park, Mich.

QB Mekhi Hagans 6-3 200 St. Louis


DB Tyler Shaw 6-2 173 Memphis

LB Rodney Wallis 6-2 225 New Orleans

OL Samuel Young III 6-5 290 Bloomington, Ind.