Evans Selected by Philadelphia

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round -- pick No. 196 overall -- in the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday. Evans joins Tyler Lockett (third round, Seattle Seahawks) in K-State's 2015 draft class.

Evans is the 11th Wildcat to be selected by Philadelphia, including the second in the last four years (Bryce Brown, seventh round, 2012). He is also the first Wildcat defensive back taken in the draft since Joshua Moore in 2010 (Chicago Bears).

A former walk-on who turned into a 31-game starter, Evans was a First Team All-Big 12 performer as a senior in 2014 after finishing with 64 tackles, including 4.5 for loss. He paced the squad with four interceptions and 14 passes defended, marks that ranked fourth and sixth in the Big 12, respectively. All four of his interceptions came in Big 12 play to tie for second in the league.

During his four-year career, Evans came away with 210 tackles, seven interceptions and 35 passes defended. For his efforts in the classroom, he was named a First Team Academic All-Big 12 performer in 2014.

Kansas State, which extended its Big 12-leading NFL Draft streak to 22 straight years, kicks off the 2015 season against South Dakota at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, September 5. The Wildcats return 44 letterwinners, including 16 starters, from last year's team that went 9-4 and earned a bowl berth for a fifth-straight season. The other six home games feature five opponents that advanced to bowl games in 2014, including a pair of top-10 teams in TCU (No. 3/3) and Baylor (No. 7/8).

A limited number of single-game tickets for the 2015 season go on sale online only at www.k-statesports.com/tickets on June 22, while fans can purchase by calling the ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS beginning June 24.