Since 2009, Evans has enjoyed five of the most decorated seasons for a Saints offensive lineman. He’s been voted to the Pro Bowl and as an Associated Press All-Pro each of the last five seasons and is widely regarded as among the NFL’s top linemen, with the Saints finishing in the top 10 offensively each season. A powerful run blocker and polished in pass protection, Evans opened 114-consecutive regular season contests between 2006-13 – the most for a Saint to start his career and the second-longest games started streak in franchise history. In 2013, he started 14 games for the NFL’s fourth-ranked offense. Evans was originally a fourth-round pick in 2006 out of Bloomsburg.
NFL CAREER – Since 2009, Evans has enjoyed five of the most decorated seasons for a Saints offensive lineman. He’s been voted to the Pro Bowl and as an Associated Press All-Pro each of the last five seasons and is widely regarded as among the NFL’s top linemen, with the Saints finishing in the top 10 offensively each season. A powerful run blocker and polished in pass protection, Evans opened 114-consecutive regular season contests between 2006-13 – the most for a Saint to start his career and the second-longest games started streak in franchise history. In 2013, he started 14 games for the NFL’s fourth-ranked offense. Evans was originally a fourth-round pick in 2006 out of Bloomsburg.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed to seven-year contract, 5/11/10; Re-signed to a one-year contract (RFA), 4/21/09; Signed to a three-year contract, 7/25/06; Selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2013: Pro Bowl, Associated Press second-team All-Pro, USA Football All-Fundamentals Team; 2012: Pro Bowl (starter), Associated Press first-team All-Pro; 2011: Pro Bowl (starter), Associated Press first-team All-Pro; PFWA/Pro Football Weekly All-NFL and All-NFC; The Sporting News All-Pro; Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year (Offensive Line Award); Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week Nine, Offensive Line); 2010: Pro Bowl (starter), Associated Press first-team All-Pro; PFWA/Pro Football Weekly All-NFL and All-NFC; The Sporting News All-Pro, 100 Greatest Players (No. 42); Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week Six, Offensive Line). 2009: Pro Bowl (starter), Associated Press first-team All-Pro; PFWA/Pro Football Weekly All-NFL; Sporting News All-Pro; Sports Illustrated (Peter King) All-Pro; Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year (Offensive Line Award); 2006: PFWA/Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie; Dallas Morning News All-Rookie.
2013 – Started 14 regular season games and both postseason contests at RG and was named an Associated Press second-team All-Pro and voted to the Pro Bowl for the fifth consecutive season, second in selections among Saints offensive linemen behind Pro Football Hall of Fame member T William Roaf (7)…Evans is only the fifth Saint to be a five-time Pro Bowl selection (Roaf, Drew Brees, Rickey Jackson, Morten Andersen)…Evans and Ben Grubbs were the second guard tandem in team history selected to the Pro Bowl (Evans and Carl Nicks, 2010-11). Blocked for an offense that that finished ranked fourth in the NFL in total net yards per game (399.4), the eighth consecutive year they ranked in the top 10…Dressed, but did not play in week three vs. Arizona, Sept. 22, breaking a streak of 114 consecutive starts to open career, the longest by a Saint and second-longest games started streak in franchise history…Inactive (ankle) for contest at Atlanta, Nov. 21…Vs. Dallas, Nov. 10, blocked for an offense that set an NFL record with 40 first downs and a franchise record with 625 total net yards. 2012 – Started all 16 games at RG for seventh consecutive season…Named a consensus first-team All-Pro and voted to the Pro Bowl as starter for fourth straight year.…Part of an offensive line that relinquished only 26 sacks, tied for third fewest in the NFL, giving up only 11 in the last eight games…Blocked for an offense that finished ranked second in the NFL in net yards per game (410.9) and third in scoring (28.8 points per game). 2011 – Started all 16 regular season games at RG for the sixth consecutive season and both playoff contests…Named a consensus first-team All-Pro and voted to the Pro Bowl as starter for third straight year…Part of an offensive line that relinquished only 24 sacks during the 2011 season, tied for second fewest in the NFL, giving up only five in the last eight games…Blocked for an offense that finished ranked first in the NFL in offense as they set what was a league single-season record with 7,474 yards, capturing 2011 Madden Protectors Award for the second time in three years, in recognition of the offensive line’s performance…An integral part of the line that helped the Saints finish with a club-record 547 points. 2010 – Started all 16 regular games at RG for fifth consecutive season and opened one playoff contest…Part of one of only two offensive lines in the NFL to start all 16 regular season games…Consensus first-team All-Pro, and voted to Pro Bowl as starter for the second straight year…Evans and Nicks were the first Saints guard tandem to be selected to the Pro Bowl in club record books…Run and pass blocking helped Saints average 372.5 yards per game, the NFL’s sixth-highest figure…Part of an offensive line that surrendered only 26 sacks, fifth-lowest in the NFL. 2009 – Started all 16 games at RG…Unanimous first-team All-Pro selection, and voted to Pro Bowl for the first time…One of only four guards at the time to be named to the Pro Bowl in club history, joining Jake Kupp (1969), Brad Edelman (1987) and LeCharles Bentley (2003)…The Saints also had 348 first downs and gained an NFL-best 6,461 yards, at that time both the second-highest totals in their history…The offensive line’s blocking for the NFL’s sixth-ranked rushing offense enabled the Saints to set a franchise record averaging 4.5 yards per carry, the league’s seventh-highest total…Key part of a unit that allowed 20 sacks, the fourth-least in the league. In three postseason contests, the offensive front only allowed Drew Brees to be dropped for a loss twice. 2008 – Part of a line that allowed just 13 sacks on the season, a club record…The blocking by Evans and the offensive line allowed the Saints to finished first in the NFL with 463 points and 6,571 yards…Started all 16 games at RG for the third straight season. 2007 – Continued his solid play blocking for an offense that ranked third in the NFL…Started all 16 games at RG. 2006 – Emerged as one of the offensive line's most consistent performers in training camp and had moved into the starting lineup by early in preseason...Started all 16 games at RG and both playoff games...The first Saints offensive lineman to start every game as a rookie since Roaf in 1993…The first Saints guard to start every game as a rookie since Edelman in 1982…The first Saints rookie to start all 16 games since DE Darren Howard in 2000…Recovered a fumble vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 15.
COLLEGE – A Finalist for the Division II Gene Upshaw Offensive Player of the Year Award in each of his final two seasons…Anchored the Bloomsburg offensive line at LT after taking over as the starter as a sophomore…As a junior had 88 knockdowns with 10 TD-resulting blocks…Was a reserve in 2002 and redshirted in 2001…Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.
PERSONAL – Attended Frankford (Philadelphia, Pa.) HS…In 2009, established a full Board of Governors scholarship at Bloomsburg for in-state minority students enrolled at BU’s Master of Science in clinical athletic training program…Born Aug. 22, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pa…Did not play football before high school…Suffered a fractured leg playing basketball before senior year and missed entire season…Concentrated on academics, ended up graduating tenth in his class, and attended Bloomsburg on academic scholarship…He and his offensive line teammates sponsored holiday bike giveaways in 2009 and 2010…Participated with teammates in the 2013 United Way Hope for the Holidays campaign to raise money to construct and rehabilitate housing for those impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac…In 2013, he attended NFL Franchising Boot Camp at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl right guard Jahri Evans met with the media Sunday following the team's first padded practice.
New Orleans Saints G Jahri Evans speaks with reporters after the team's game vs the New York Jets on Sunday, November 3, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans talks with reporters after practice on Thursday, August 1, 2013.
New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl Guard Jahri Evans talks about the team's offensive line on Sunday, July 28, 2013.