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Evinger named a First Team JUCO All-American for Cougars

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The accolades continue to pour in for College of the Canyons sophomore, Joe Evinger.

The former Northview Knights lineman, helped lead his Cougars' team to one of the top season's in school history this year.

The Cougars won their first 12 games of the season before falling to third-ranked Mt. SAC in the Southern California Championship game, 51-44 on Dec. 6.

The Canyons' football program is one of the top football programs in the country and annually produces Division I athletes.

Evinger, a 6'7, 340-pound offensive lineman, could be another D-I player should he choose to continue his collegiate career. There are reports however that he could work out for professional scouts in a combine style atmosphere to gauge his status.

According to Evinger's college coach, the amount of interest has plenty to do with his unique combination of size and athleticism.

Six-foot-eight and 340 pounds with great feet and loves to mash defenders," Canyons' coach Garrett Tujague recently commented about what makes Evinger special. "The most impressive has to be watching four-year coaches jaws drop when Joe runs 25 half gassers, each in less than 21 seconds."

Following the season, Evinger added All-American to his resume as he was named to the 2008 All-America & California Community College Football Team by the Coaches' Association.

Evinger was one of just five offensive linemen to receive First Team honors.

According to Tujague, Evinger will likely wait until the end of January to decide on a school after he takes all of his official visits.

Rivals.com has Evinger listed as the 25th-ranked offensive lineman in the country. The site also lists Arizona State, Colorado, Louisville, TCU and UCLA as schools in the running for Evinger.

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Good luck Joe! I'm sure your familiy is very proud. Everyone in our community should be proud of your accomplishments. Some of us appreciate you and your family for being humble. Humble seemed to go out of style a long time ago.

-- Posted by ucantbserious on Fri, Dec 26, 2008, at 12:16 PM

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