Nebraska Running Back/Defensive Back Commits to Preferred Walk-on With Wyoming

Tracy Ringolsby

Tommy McEvoy was a hot commodity after his sophomore year at Clarkson-Leigh High School in Clarkson, Neb.

Sure, it is eight-man football, but the numbers got the attention of college recruiters. He rushed for 1,708 yards, scored 30 touchdowns and averaged 11.3 yards for his 151 carries. He also stood out as a defensive back.

As a junior, however, McEvoy fell from view. Making a jump shot in pickup basketball game shortly before practice was to begin in the fall of 2019, McEvoy suffered a torn left ACL, and missed the entire season.

And if that wasn't enough, in the second game of this season, McEvoy scored on a 33-yard run, and suffered a torn right ACL.

Last weekend, he announced he would be a preferred walk-in at Wyoming, which was among the schools that recruited him, and is the one most willing to welcome him in the walk-in role. He also had interest from the likes of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, North Dakota State and South Dakota State, 

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound McEvoy is expected to be converted to a linebacker at the college level.

A 4.0 student, McEvoy carried 21 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the first two games of his senior year before suffering the injury.


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