Evans' patience pays off

Originally Published: October 13, 2003
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

It takes a special brand of patience for a wide receiver to play 55 minutes without making a catch. Wisconsin senior Lee Evans has a degree in patience. He spent 16 months recuperating from a knee injury in April 2002. He had decided to stay for his senior year, then blew his knee out on his last play in the spring game. He watched two NFL drafts come and go without him.

Compared to that, playing against Ohio State's outstanding corner, Chris Gamble, is an ice cream sundae.

"In the ...

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