Minnesota Running Back Zach Evans Entering Transfer Portal

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The Minnesota Gophers have had a handful of scholarship players enter the transfer portal. Only one of them so far, QB Athan Kaliakmanis, was a starter in 2023. On Thursday morning, another important player, running back Zach Evans, announced his intentions to transfer, as well.

Related: Minnesota Gophers Football Transfer Portal Tracker 2023

Minnesota Gophers Zach Evans entering transfer portal

The redshirt freshman out of Heath, TX entered the season down the list of running backs that were expected to receive a lot of carries in 2023. But, a fumbling problem from transfer Sean Tyler and injuries to freshman phenom Darius Taylor, pushed Evans into the spotlight.

In some games, Zach took advantage, winning Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after rushing for 85 yards and a TD vs Louisiana. But, that would be his only TD of a rather underwhelming season overall where he saw his own share of injury issues (6 games: 230 yards, 4.4 YPC). He will have three years to play wherever he ends up.

RushRushRushRushRecRecRec
DateOpponentW/LAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsTD
2023-09-30LouisianaW15855.71000
2023-10-07MichiganL12453.801130
2023-10-21IowaW10444.40000
2023-11-04IllinoisL8162.00000
2023-11-11PurdueL5234.60120
2023-11-18Ohio StateL2178.50000
6 Games522304.412150
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 11/30/2023.