Heath Evans, a veteran of two Super Bowls and 10 years in the NFL, presented his alma mater, the King’s Academy, with the NFL’s Golden Football in a ceremony at the school on Wednesday, Feb 10. Evans is currently an analyst on NFL Network’s Total Access and a game analyst for the NFL on Fox. The school retired Evans’ high school jersey number (#10).
The NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll celebrates players, coaches and the communities where they grew up. High schools around the world will receive a commemorative Golden Football produced by Wilson for every player or head coach who graduated from the school and was on an active Super Bowl roster. It is designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year’s game and honor the communities that have positively impacted the game of football.
Evans appeared in Super Bowl 42 with the New England Patriots and was also a member of the Super Bowl 44 winning New Orleans Saints. He enjoyed a 10-year career in the NFL playing for the Seahawks, Dolphins, Patriots and Saints, after being drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL draft. Evans played college ball at Auburn University. He is also a member of the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
Speaking to the current TKA Lions varsity football team, Evans emphasized “the value of parents, teachers and coaches who push you in the classroom, on the field, and in life as they prepare you for success. Buy into what your teachers and coaches at King’s are selling; it will serve you well in life as it has served me.”
For more information about the King’s Academy, visit www.tka.net.
ABOVE: Heath Evans signs his retired #10 jersey. (Back row, L-R) TKA President Jeff Loveland, Executive Vice President Randy Martin, High School Principal Sonya Jones, Director of Development Glenn Martin, Athletic Director Adam Winters, and varsity football coach Keith Allen.