Franklin alum Thomas Evans is one of four captains for the Richmond football team and the strongest player in the program’s history.
RICHMOND, Va. – CAA Football’s latest “Going Deep” feature tells the story of Richmond offensive lineman Thomas Evans, who owns the distinction of the strongest player in Spider football history.
The redshirt junior holds the Richmond three-lift total record which includes the power clean, back squat and bench press totalling 1575 lbs. moved. He also holds the bench press record at 525 lbs. and the power clean record at 425 lbs.
Thomas is one of four captains guiding the Spiders this season along with WR Reggie Diggs, DL Winston Craig and his roommate LB Omar Howard.
Evans was recently the subject of this video produced by the Colonial Athletic Association.
Evans graduated from Franklin in 2012.
As a senior, he was the 2011 Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a Citizen-Times All-WNC selection after the 6-foot-3, 295-pound blocker made 58 tackles and nine sacks. He was also selected to the NCPreps.com all-state team. Evans and the Franklin defense allowed just 13.8 points a game.