Pro Highlights

  • Signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent on April 26, 2017, after playing for the New Orleans Saints for his first 11 seasons (2006-16) in the NFL.
  • Has been selected to six Pro Bowls (2009-14) during his career and has been named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press four times (2009-12). Is tied with Ravens G Marshal Yanda for the most Pro Bowl appearances by a guard since ’09.
  • Among Saints offensive linemen, his six Pro Bowl appearances rank No. 2 in team history behind only Hall of Fame T Willie Roaf (seven).
  • Has started all 169 games he has played in since entering the league in 2006, the most games played by an active NFL offensive lineman over that span.
  • Has started all 16 games in nine of his 11 seasons in the league, missing just seven career games due to injury.
  • Ranks No. 2 in Saints history among offensive linemen with 169 career games played, trailing only Stan Brock (186, 1980-92).
  • Started the first 114 games of his career before missing his first career contest in 2013 vs. Arizona in Week 3 due to a hamstring injury.
  • Helped the Saints finish in the top six in the league in total offense in all 11 of his seasons in New Orleans (2006-16), including six No. 1 rankings (2006, 2008-09, 2011, 2014, 2016).
  • Was part of offensive lines in New Orleans that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in sacks allowed in all 11 of his seasons with the Saints.
  • Helped the Saints register 37 zero-sack games from 2006-16, the third most in the league over that span behind only Indianapolis (42) and the N.Y. Giants (39).
  • Helped the Saints finish in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring in nine of his 11 seasons, including No. 1 rankings in 2008 and 2009.
  • Helped protect QB Drew Brees as he posted an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons (2008, 2011-13, 2016), with four other QBs tied for No. 2 with one 5,000-yard season each.
  • Was named to his first career Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro recognition for the first time in 2009, a season that was capped off with the Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Entered the NFL with New Orleans in 2006 as a fourth-round pick (No. 108 overall) out of Bloomsburg (Pa.) University, the first player to be selected out of the school since T Eric Jonassen in 1992 (San Diego, fifth round).

COLLEGE

Was a finalist for the Division II Gene Upshaw Offensive Player of the Year Award as a junior and as a senior…Anchored the Bloomsburg (Pa.) offensive line at left tackle after taking over as the starter at the position as a sophomore…Graduated with a degree in exercise science…Earned his executive MBA last summer from the University of Miami (Fla.)…Senior season (2005): Was part of an offensive line that allowed only 13 sacks in 12 games…Helped the Huskies average 284.3 rushing yards per game, good for No. 8 in the country…Notched 109 knockdowns and graded out at 85-plus percent for blocking consistency…Junior season (2004): Was part of an offense that registered 4,187 total yards in 10 games…Registered 88 knockdowns with 10 TD-resulting blocks…Sophomore season (2003): Took over as the starter at LT, posting 49 knockdowns and eight TD-resulting blocks…Redshirt freshman season (2002): Appeared in 10 games as a reserve tackle.

PERSONAL

Given name Jahri Divine Evans…First name is pronounced jah-REE…Nickname is “Jah”…Born in Philadelphia, Pa. …Married to Takia...Serves as a part-owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul…High school: Was a three-year letterman at Frankford High in Philadelphia, helping his team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the state semifinals as a junior…Missed his entire senior season after suffering a fractured leg playing basketball prior to his senior year…Concentrated on academics and attended Bloomsburg on an academic scholarship…Also played basketball for one season and lettered in track (shot put) as a senior…Community involvement: Established the Jahri Evans Foundation in 2007…Has hosted free football camps for kids and awarded scholarships to student-athletes entering college…Helped build houses in New Orleans through United Way…Has served as a spokesperson for AEDs with the goal of getting defibrillators in all Philadelphia public schools…Residence: Pensacola, Fla.