90 - Evan Day
Evan Day
Height: 6-3
Weight: 245
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
High School: Skyline HS '10
Position: DL
Experience: 3L*

*** Honors Candidate ***

Career: With 14 career sacks, he is only 1 1/2 from earning the No. 14 position on Eastern’s all-time leaders list.

2014: Listed as a reserve at “Buck” defensive end on the preseason depth chart. He would have been the lone returning starter on the defensive line, but he suffered a knee injury in the spring and is expected to be out for the first part of the 2014 season. He is one of 38 defensive linemen in FCS on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List. The College Developmental Football League gave him All-America honorable mention accolades.
Beyond Sports Network selected him to its preseason All-Big Sky Conference team. College Sports Madness named him as first team preseason All-Big Sky pick.

2013: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky honors. Started 14 games at defensive end, and the only time he didn’t start was to allow senior Jakob Pugsley to start on Senior Day. He had a career-high seven tackles against Montana (10/26/13) and Jacksonville State (12/14/13). All six of his sacks on the season came versus different opponents, including one versus the Grizzlies.

2012: Started Eastern’s first three games of the season at defensive end, but then played as a backup in EWU’s regular defensive line rotation in the final 11 games. He was second on the team with five sacks to rank 13th in the Big Sky. He played a big role in Eastern’s unconventional, 27-24 come-from-behind victory over second-ranked Montana State (10/13/12). The Bobcats out-gained EWU 375-211, but EWU managed to take the lead for good on a blocked punt by Dylan Zylstra that was recovered for a touchdown by Day. Just 59 seconds later, an interception by Jordan Tonani was returned 21 yards for a touchdown to give EWU a 10-point advantage it didn’t surrender. Day had 1 1/2 sacks in his starting debut at an end position against Idaho (8/30/12). He also had sacks versus Montana State (10/13/12), UC Davis (11/10/12) and Illinois State (12/8/12), plus a half-sack against Wagner (12/1/12). He had a season-high six tackles versus Illinois State, as he had 12 tackles and three sacks in a trio of playoff games.

2011: Day had his first career sack and forced fumble in EWU’s opener at Washington (9/3/11), and had another sack the following week versus South Dakota (9/10/11) when he had a season-high three tackles. He missed the Sacramento State game (10/22/11) because of an ankle injury.

2010: Redshirted. Was selected as Eastern’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Was selected as the team’s defensive scout team player of the week three times.

HS: Graduated from Skyline HS in 2010. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. He was a first team All-KingCo League Crest Division selection as both an offensive guard and as a defensive lineman. Day helped Skyline to a 40-2 record as a three-year letter winner, including a trio of state titles. He had seven sacks as a senior to lead the league. Was the defensive player of the game and had his team’s hit of the game when he had a pair of sacks as Skyline lost 28-25 to Oaks Christian of California and Washington-bound quarterback Nick Montana on Sept. 18, 2009. Skyline won the State 4A title with a 45-21 romp past Ferris to finish the season 12-2. Skyline also won the 2008 title with a perfect 14-0 record, defeating Issaquah 20-15 in the title game. Skyline was 14-0 and won the state title in his sophomore season as well. His Eagle teammates Jase Butorac (’10) and Nic Sblendorio (’13), as well as former Eagle Tyler Washburn (’08), also graduated from Skyline.

Personal: Computer science major. Born 9/4/91 in Bellevue, Wash. Will turn 23 two days before Eastern plays Washington. Parents are Michael and Valerie Day.

Year

GP

TT

Hi

S

TL-Yds

FF-FR

PBU

I-Yds

2011

9

11

3

3

5-35

2-0

0

0-0

2012

14

32

6

5

8-43

0-1

0

0-0

2013

15

49

7

6

11-41

1-0

0

0-0

Totals

38

92

7

14

24-119

3-1

0

0-0



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