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On Tuesday September 28th, 2021 the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks hosted the Edmonton Elks in a week 9 matchup at TD Place in Ottawa. The Redblacks went into the game as major underdogs, having lost both Matt Nichols and Dominique Davis the previous week to injuries there were questions concerning who’d be under centre at TD Place against the Elks, however those questions were answered pretty fast. In just his first possession as a CFL quarterback, Redblacks quarterback Caleb Evans led his group to a 4 play, 67 yard scoring drive, ending with a 20 yard touchdown pass to slot receiver Ryan Davis. Evans finished the night with 191 yards through the air and 59 yards on the ground along with 3 touchdown passes to Davis, Timothy Flanders and Kenny Stafford.
Evans was then named the player of the week in the CFL and was the talk of the league leading into his next few games. In a struggling Ottawa Redblacks season, Caleb Evans has clearly been a bright spot to the Redblacks offence, and now with 6 starts to his name in the CFL he has thrown for 1,106 yards and 5 touchdowns while running for an additional 289 yards and a score on 32 carries.
A few weeks after his first game, and just prior to his week 11 matchup against the Montreal Alouettes Caleb Evans sat down with Jordan Zlomislic of JZ Media, and got his hair cut from Ottawa’s Jean Phresh on JZ Media’s “Talking Phresh” barber shop talk podcast. On the podcast he went into detail with his background, having grown up in Mansfield, Texas with a large football background, his early success in the CFL and what he has on his mind for the future of his playing career and life after football.
Watch Episode 3 of “Talking Phresh” with Caleb Evans now on YouTube at JZ Media.