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Evans, Williams mature enough to stay in school

Originally Published: April 17, 2003
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Lee Evans lay in bed a year ago and tried to pull in the reins on his runaway thoughts. Evans, a second-team All-American wide receiver at Wisconsin the previous fall, had said no to the NFL to return to Madison for his senior year. On the day of the 2002 NFL draft, in the course of one play -- one silly play in a meaningless game in a redundant exercise called spring football -- Evans' left knee collapsed.

Coach Barry Alvarez had kept him out of contact all spring. Evans asked him if he ...

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