Houston Gamblers Sign Free Agent RB Tiyon Evans For 2024

Houston Gamblers Sign Free Agent RB Tiyon Evans For 2024

The Houston Gamblers continue to make moves in USFL free agency. Running back Tiyon Evans has signed with the team, just days before the freeze period begins on December 26th.

Tiyon Evans brings depth to the Houston Gamblers backfield. In college, he began his career at Hutchinson Community College, posting 538 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Evans averaged 8.8 YPC that season.

After taking 2020 off, Tiyon transferred to Tennessee. There, he compiled 525 rushing yards and six touchdowns in seven games.

In 2022, Evans moved to Louisville. It was a similar story that season, as he rushed for 525 yards and six touchdowns once again, this time in eight games.

Tiyon then decided to declare for the NFL draft, opting out of the college eligibility he had left. He ended up signing with the Los Angeles Rams as an UDFA, but then moved to the Carolina Panthers.

Evans was ultimately released by the Panthers during training camp. Now, he has an opportunity to kickstart his professional career with the Houston Gamblers. It is an intriguing fit for Tiyon, considering Mark Thompson’s status is up in the air. If the offensive player of the year does not return, Evans is a potential starter.

Final Thoughts

The USFL-XFL merger is nearly complete. This week, USFL players were informed by the USFLPA that only four teams would make the jump into the new league, including the Houston Gamblers.

While the branding isn’t finalized for the Gamblers, it has been confirmed that their players and staff are currently safe.

GM Lionel Vital has been making a plethora of moves during this whole process. The team has signed, or re-signed:

QB Jarrett Guarantano
WR Isaiah Zuber
OL Avery Gennesy
OL Justin Redd
C Nick Buchanan
DL Jake Hlava
S Tyler Coyle

What are your thoughts on Tiyon Evans signing to the Houston Gamblers? Which prospect should we see them pursue next? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!