Mike Evans said childhood idols like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade reached out to him after he set the record for most 1,000-yard seasons to start a career in NFL history.
He smiled talking about it and said, “I’ll never be too big to appreciate that.”
— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) January 13, 2021
With three receptions for 46 yards in the first quarter of a Week 17 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans became the first player in NFL history to start his career with seven straight seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards.
Not only did the Pro Football Hall of Fame put the jersey and gloves worn by Evans in this game on display in Canton, but Evans also got some love from some of his childhood sports idols, such as NBA stars LeBron James and Dwayne Wade (via Bucs team writer Carmen Vitali).
Evans is sure to have more than his jersey and gloves in Canton one day, and he’ll continue to earn the respect of the world’s best athletes along the way.