Former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jahri Evans was named one of 28 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 on Thursday, Nov. 22.
Evans played 11 seasons for the Saints (2006-16) after being drafted in 2006 as a fourth-round pick out of Bloomsburg. He was crucial in protecting quarterback Drew Brees throughout his tenure. He played on five playoffs teams and earned Pro Bowl honors for six straight seasons (2009-14). He was also inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 2020. Evans is one of nine players in their first year of eligibility to make the cut as one of the nominees.