John Evans graduated as the most prolific passer in Lamar history with school records for most completions, touchdowns and passing yards. As a senior, he rewrote the record book by posting the top three games in passing yards in school history. Evans was with the New York / New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football although never threw a regular season pass in the developmental league. Evans embarked on a country (with a rock edge) music career that continues to this day. He has had songs included in the Gwyenth Paltrow film "Country Strong" and performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His band was at one time sponsorsed by Lone Star beer.