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Lee Evans
No. 83     Buffalo Bills
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: March 11, 1981 (1981-03-11) (age 28)
Place of birth: Sandusky, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 2004 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions     340
Receiving yards     5,356
Receiving touchdowns     39
Stats at NFL.com

Lee Evans (born March 11, 1981 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bills in the first round (13th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin.

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Early years

Evans attended Bedford High School in Cleveland, Ohio, the same high school as current Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Chambers and actress Halle Berry.

NFL career

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2004 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills selected Evans with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was the first wide receiver since Eric Moulds in 1996 to be taken by the Bills in the first round.

Pre-draft measureables
Wt 40 yd 20 ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
197 lb* 4.42s* 4.02s* 6.74s* 34 in*[1] X 27*[2]

(* represents NFL Combine)

Buffalo Bills

On Sunday December 4, 2005, it was a big day for the two former Wisconsin Badgers from Bedford High School during a game between the Bills and Dolphins. Evans set then career highs with receiving yards (117) and touchdowns (3). Chris Chambers set franchise records for receptions (15) and receiving yards (238) as well as scoring the game winning touchdown in the final seconds.

Evans quickly became a fan-favorite among Bills fans. After the departure of Eric Moulds, he established himself as the Bills' top receiver in 2006. He became a big ally for then starting quarterback J.P. Losman in the passing game, establishing himself as a deep threat at wide receiver. He currently has 8 touchdown receptions over 50 yards.

On November 19, 2006, in a game against the Houston Texans, he set the Buffalo Bills record for receiving yards in one quarter (205) and one game (265). He also became the first player in league history to record two 80 yard plus touchdowns in one quarter when he caught two 83 yard touchdown passes in the first quarter. [3].

Evans underwent minor shoulder surgery in the 2008 offseason. Coach Dick Jauron stated that the shoulder was bothering him for two years but he might have aggravated it again. This did not seem to slow Evans Down as in the 2008 season he recorded his second 1,000 yards receiving season with 63 receptions, 1017 with 3 TDs. Despite his strong play the Bills missed the postseason at 7-9

College and pro records

Personal

Evans is married to the former Miranda Farr, the couple has one son, Lee Evans IV[4]

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