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Vincent Tobias Evans (born June 14, 1955) is a former professional American football quarterback who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round (140th overall pick) of the 1977 NFL Draft. Evans played college football at the University of Southern California (USC) and was the MVP of the 1977 Rose Bowl after the Trojans' 14–6 victory over Michigan.

Vince Evans
No. 8, 11, 29
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1955-06-14) June 14, 1955 (age 64)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Career information
High school:Ben L. Smith
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
College:USC
NFL Draft:1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 140
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TDsINT:52–74
Yards:9,485
Passer rating:63
Player stats at NFL.com

Evans played professionally for the Bears as well as Chicago's team in the United States Football League, the Chicago Blitz, as well as the USFL's Denver Gold, and the NFL's Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders in a career that spanned nearly 20 years from 1977 to 1995. In 1976, he threw for 1,440 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. He completed 53.7% of his passes.[1]

Evans is the only player of the Bears to score a perfect quarterback rating in a game, doing so against the Green Bay Packers in 1980, completing 18 of 22 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The game marked the first time since 1970 that a Bears quarterback threw for more than 300 yards.[2]

After losing the season opener in his final USC season, the Trojans won their next 10 games with Evans at quarterback and ended up ranked the No. 2 team in the nation.

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  1. ^ "The Greatest Tradition In College Football" (PDF). Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 5, 2013). "Bears crushed Packers in memorable 1980 meeting". Chicago Bears. Retrieved March 5, 2013.