Buccaneers rookie WR Mike Evans named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

BY foxsports • November 19, 2014

Mike Evans has received recognition for his career day against the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon.  

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week after he had a career-high 209 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches in the Bucs' 27-7 victory at FedEx Field. He's the first rookie to total at least 200 yards receiving and two touchdowns in a single game since Anquan Boldin did so with 217 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 7, 2003. At 21 years old, the Texas A&M product is the youngest player in NFL history to produce at least 200 yards receiving in a single game.

In the past four games, Evans has totaled 536 yards receiving and five touchdowns. He leads all rookies with 794 yards receiving and is 10th overall in the NFL in the category. His seven touchdowns are tied for 11th in the league.

Evans, taken seventh overall in the NFL draft, is the first wide receiver in Bucs history to be named an NFC Offensive Player of the Week. He's the first Tampa Bay player to be named an NFC Player of the Week since linebacker Lavonte David in Week 12 last season.

“I’m grateful for the award," Evans said. "I’m happy that my performance helped the team get a win."

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