Wisconsin’s 2016 Hall of Fame class announced, includes former WR Lee Evans
Wisconsin will induct some of its all-time greats across a variety of sports into its athletics Hall of Fame this year.
Former Badgers WR Lee Evans is among them. He’s joined by Bruce Driver (hockey), Jeff Sauer (hockey coach), John Easker (cross country), Tom Grantham (special service), Rick Lawinger (wrestling), Kari Maijala (soccer) and Kirk Penney (basketball).
Evans set the Big Ten single-season receiving yards record with 1,545 in 2001, a mark that still stands. He was a first-team All-American that year. He missed the entire 2002 season but earned second-team All-America honors in 2003, catching a Badgers-record 13 touchdown passes and 1,213 yards. He holds the school records for receiving yards (3,468) and receiving touchdowns (27).
Evans played eight years in the NFL, mostly with the Bills. He caught 381 passes for 6,008 yards and 43 TDs.