The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offensive lineman Mark Evans II were named to the 2022 BoxToRow HBCU Preseason All-America Team, the organization announced this morning.
Evans, a graduate student, started all 11 games at left tackle for the Golden Lions, and was recently named to the Stats Perform FCS All-America Team earlier this week and mention as the top-eight returning FCS offensive lineman in the country.
Evans returning as a significant offensive threat on the front line, was recently named to the East-West Shrine Bowl 1,000 list is a four-time First Team (SWAC) All-Conference, three-time HBCU Boxtorow All-America, Boxtorow All-America Honoree, HBCU Classic All-American, and Rated top-10 HBCU player by Pro Football Network. Evans started in all 11 games and was tagged on several NFL scouts’ draft boards as players to watch. He played a significant role in helping UAPB finish in the top 6th (SWAC) in total yards per game (1,383), ranked in the top in the conference in knockdowns, and gave up only one sack for the Golden Lions.