Oklahoma starting linebacker Tay Evans was on the sidelines in last week’s win over TCU; held out for unspecified injuries. Unfortunately for Evans and OU, we won’t see him return to the field.
Coach Bob Stoops announced in his weekly press conference that team doctors have disqualified Evans from play due to concussion concerns.
Bob Stoops announces that linebacker Tay Evans’ career is over due to concussions.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) October 3, 2016
Stoops said that Oklahoma has placed Evans on a medical scholarship, and he will be able to earn his degree. He also offered Evans a position as a student coach in order to keep him around the team, but noted that Evans hasn’t made a decision on if he’ll accept the offer.
Evans, a three-star recruit out of Allen, TX, redshirted his freshman year in 2014. He played in 10 games last season and recorded eight tackles. Before his injury against Ohio State, Evans had earned 10 total tackles so far this season, including one for a loss. Bringing his career total to 18 tackles.