April 15, 2012

PC Card Spotlight: 1967 Topps Norm Evans

In 1965, Norm Evans was drafted in the 14th round of AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.  The 6'5" 250-pounder from TCU only spent one season in Houston before he was picked up my the Miami Dolphins in the 1966 expansion draft.  The 1966 Dolphins struggled as expected for an expansion team going 3-11 in their inaugural season.  Evans once joked about the Dolphins receiving a standing ovation that year from the home crowd once they finally converted two first downs in a row. 

However, head coach Don Shula would turn this expansion team into one of the premier squads of the AFL in the early 70's and Norm Evans was a large part of that success.  Evans spent 10 years playing right tackle for the Dolphins and during that stint he played in 3 Super Bowls (winning two of them) and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1972 and 1974. 

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