Eastern Michigan University graduate student Samson Evans has earned a place on the second team of the 2023 Academic All-American Football Teams, as announced by the College Sports Communicators (CSC). He is one of only four running backs nationally to receive this honor, and he is the program's all-time touchdown leader, with a solid career totaling 2,319 yards and 41 touchdowns in 40 games.

Why It Matters

Evans' achievement is significant as he becomes the fourth EMU player to earn a place on the CSC Academic All-America ledgers, highlighting his exceptional academic and athletic abilities. His recognition also reflects the university's commitment to fostering well-rounded student-athletes.

By the Numbers
  • Samson Evans scored 12 running touchdowns in the 2023 season and has a total of 41 touchdowns, ranking second for rushing touchdowns and fourth for total touchdowns among all active FBS players.
  • CSC made changes to the national program last year, raising the minimum GPA requirement to 3.50
State of Play
  • Evans' recognition demonstrates EMU's consistent ability to produce high-achieving student-athletes both academically and athletically.
Bottom Line

Samson Evans' inclusion in the 2023 Academic All-American Football Teams is a testament to his exceptional performance on and off the field, underscoring the value of academic excellence within collegiate athletics.