WHSV Sports Presents: J'Wan's Journey

Published: Dec. 1, 2018 at 12:17 AM EST
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Senior running back J'Wan Evans stars on the field for the East Rockingham Eagles football team.

"When I think about football, I'm like yo, that's my world like, when I got that rock in my hand, ain't nothing like it," Evans said. "When I'm on the field, I can't even hear fans. I zone out. It's me… Against you. And I ain't losing."

"The competitiveness and fire in his belly to compete on a nightly basis, on Friday night there is just something, he turns into a different person when those lights come on," East Rock head football coach Donnie Coleman said. "You know to give him the football."

But Evans' path to stardom has not been easy. View the video for the full story.