Didn't surprise me at all to learn that Scott Evans has lived in Norman for 20 years, since retiring from football after one NFL season, and has kept a low profile concerning Sooner football. Evans always seemed like the type who wouldn't live the rest of his life recalling the good old days.
"I don't want to be in the spotlight," Scott Evans said. "It was 20 years ago. I don't go back to the university much. I haven't been to the games, haven't really kept up with the O Club or anything.
"When school was done, my job was working, providing for my family. So that's by design. I'm living life, taking care of my family, and that's a full-time job."
But Jordan always knew his dad was a Sooner. Scott's office at home has OU memorabilia, and Jordan didn't mind telling his friends about it. "I could say, 'My dad played for OU,'" Jordan said. "It was cool to say that."
Father and son aren't necessarily alike.
"Scott will speak his mind," said Tenika Evans, Scott's wife and Jordan's mother. "Jordan's more laid back. Kind of reserved."
Said Scott, "He's a lot better person than I was at that age. I had some arrogance and a wild side to me that he doesn't. He's genuine, caring, unselfish.
"Our similarities are sports, work ethic, determination. Wanting to be as good as you could possibly be. A lot of things I'm glad he doesn't follow in my footsteps."
But there are other ways that father and son are not alike.
Bi-racial families are common these days. But the Evanses go counter to convention. Black wife, white husband.