Having the best name on the team is one way to stand out on a football club. Making an impact on the field and the stat sheet is another. Curtric “Spiffy” Evans, a freshman last year, did a little of both at Boston College.
During his first season on the Heights, Evans served primarily as a kick returner. He netted 485 yards in nine games, giving him the 6th-most all-purpose yards on the Eagles. Coming out of spring ball in 2012, the Hollywood, Florida native is listed on the two-deep at wide receiver behind Colin Larmond, Jr.
Speaking of the spring, during the first scrimmage in mid-March, Evans caught two touchdown passes, both long receptions. One was from starter Chase Rettig and the other was from backup Josh Bordner. Only a few wide receivers had big days in the Jay McGillis Spring Game, what with the (approximately) 1.6 billion interceptions and heavy usage of Rolandan Finch, and Spiffy wasn’t one of them.
So, what becomes of Evans in 2012? With Colin Larmond, Alex Amidon, and Bobby Swigert leading the wide receiving corps and what we all expect to be the greater inclusion of the tight ends, who knows how many passes will come Spiffy’s way this season. At this point, unless he continues doing kick returns or there are key injuries to starting receivers (heaven forfend), it seems as though Evans will be a contributor, but not a key role-player. He did have a nice scrimmage in March, but that’s a closed intrasquad game, and increasing his playing time in real football games will come down to him impressing the coaches even more and becoming a more favored target of Rettig.