Former Patriots, Saints, Seahawks FB Heath Evans Retires, Joins NFL Network


Veteran NFL fullback Heath Evans is done lacing ’em up on Sundays. This fall he’ll move to a more relaxing gig in the broadcast booth, joining the NFL Network as an in-studio analyst and reporter.

The 32-year-old Evans spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, including the 2009 Super Bowl championship season, after playing four years with the New England Patriots, which included the 2007 Super Bowl winning campaign.

So Evans got two rings during his career.

“I lived out part of my dream by playing 10 years in the NFL,” said Evans, who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (82nd overall) in 2001 after a stellar career at Auburn. “Now I’m excited to begin my second career staying connected to the game I love.”

Evans said he will continue to work hard for the Heath Evans Foundation.

“I will also concentrate on expanding my efforts with the Heath Evans Foundation and helping victims of childhood sexual abuse,” added Evans.

To that end, the Heath Evans Foundation is raffling off four tickets to the NFL season-opener on Thursday, Sept. 8 between the Saints and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Raffle tickets are $2 each with a minimum purchase of 5 tickets.

For more information about the raffle and purchasing tickets, please visit

Sales end on Monday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. EST and the drawing for the winning ticket will be held shortly after that.
Included in the package is four tickets in the lower end zone (row 6), roundtrip airfare, two rooms for two nights and ground transportation. The package is valued at more than $5,000.

“This is a great opportunity for Saints fans and Packers fans to get back to football in a special way,” said Evans. “It’s a win-win for the fans, the Heath Evans Foundation and the kids we help.”

The Heath Evans Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), is dedicated to fostering hope and healing in the lives of children and families affected by sexual abuse. The primary focus is on providing free counseling to victims and families in Palm Beach County, FL, where Heath grew up, and in Greater New Orleans, LA.

Evans and his wife, Beth Ann, have devoted the last several years to raising awareness about the insidious nature of sexual abuse with Heath at the forefront. This is a personal and passionate cause because Beth Ann was sexually abused as a third-grader.

Evans, who grew up in West Palm Beach and graduated from The King’s Academy in 1997, was inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site that generates millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports 

He does regular weekly radio spots in Chicago and Cleveland and has appeared on live shows all across the world from Houston to New Zealand. You can follow him on Twitter

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