The Decider: Darren Evans’ Unusual Tale
Eight months ago, the one player who may have the most impact in deciding who wins the 2008 ACC football championship languished fifth on his team’s depth chart behind a guy named Pickle.
But let’s deal with that little hurdle later, because to locate Darren Evans’ real Once Upon A Time, we need to scroll back over a slew of other hurdles to precisely 4:01 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2006, when his entire life became prefixed by un. Evans was a high school senior and All-American, who had 7,220 career rushing yards, 127 touchdowns, four state championships, and as of 4:01 p.m., a newborn son. Suddenly, he’d gone from coveted football recruit to an unlikely, uncertain underdog.
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