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October 1, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER
Thin on the kick-return squad, and bruised and battered on the offensive line, the Raiders made a personnel move. They re-signed Vince Evans. Evans, 37, the third-string quarterback, returned to the roster after receiver/kick returner Sam Graddy, suffering from a broken arm, was placed on the injured-reserve list. Asked why the Raiders would not opt for someone who could help return kicks, Coach Art Shell said, "This is the decision we made."
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November 3, 2006
Re "A call to increase black enrollment at UCLA," Oct. 30 Los Angeles City College must help blacks go to UCLA and other four-year schools by restarting its football program. Football inspires boys to stay in high school and graduate, and girls graduate because they enjoy being cheerleaders and members of the drill team. Six Los Angeles community colleges have football teams. Money is no problem. Athletes and others taking 12 units of class or more bring in $4,367 each of state money, thanks to the recently signed SB 361. Jackie Robinson played football at Pasadena Junior College, then at UCLA, as did his black teammate, Ray Bartlett.
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SPORTS
September 24, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
So it has come to this for Vince Evans: Slipping in the side entrance on a bus full of strikebreakers, as the real Raiders stood in the rain, taunting him. "The guys were really looking kind of vicious, calling us 'scabs' and everything," Evans said. "The only one I recognized was (tight end) Todd Christensen. He had some choice words. "I like to look at things like we're all human beings. Why demean a man for what he believes is right?"
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July 19, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reserve quarterback Vince Evans took the snap from center, backpedaled, the bounce still evident in his 39-year-old legs, and looked for an open target. Spotting one, he threw a tight spiral through the blue sky above Raider training camp. Satisfaction expressed itself through Evans' body language as the pass was caught. He has been throwing footballs professionally for 18 years, but Evans' enthusiasm seems unaffected by the passage of time.
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August 20, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a piece of mail that was delivered in 1976, but Vince Evans can still read the words in his mind as if it were delivered yesterday. Evans was then the quarterback for USC, preparing for the annual showdown against UCLA. Just before the game, he received a letter that read: "Nigger, nigger: If you go out there on that field today, I'm going to blow your brains out." Evans, understandably shaken to the core, took the letter to his coach, John Robinson.
SPORTS
October 3, 1987
Vince Evans, who is pretending to be a Raider quarterback, asks: "Why demean a man for what he believes is right? Vin, the answer is simple--because it is wrong." ALAN LAPOINTE Los Angeles
SPORTS
January 2, 1988
This armchair quarterback would like to award the two great minds of the Raiders, Messrs. Davis and Flores, a set of goat horns for not allowing Vince Evans a chance to replace two certified losers, Rusty Hilger and Marc Wilson. Vince is a talented gamer who can make things happen and he deserved a lot more than bench splinters this season. BILL RETCHIN La Quinta
SPORTS
November 14, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE
One thing is clear since the Raiders switched back to Jay Schroeder at quarterback after two consecutive defeats with Todd Marinovich as the starter. The Raiders, with a 3-6 record, can lose with either quarterback. So is third-string quarterback Vince Evans next? Evans has been with the Raiders for six seasons but this year has been cut and re-signed twice.
SPORTS
September 5, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
Quarterback Vince Evans and defensive back Elvis Patterson rejoined the Raiders Tuesday after clearing waivers. Tackle Bruce Wilkerson and wide receiver Mike Alexander were put on the injured-reserve list to make room for Evans and Patterson. Wilkerson, who has strained ligaments in his left knee, and Alexander, who has a pulled hamstring, must sit out at least four games before they can be returned to the roster.
SPORTS
December 22, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER
Vince Evans will get his first start of the season if Raider quarterback Jay Schroeder is unable to play in Saturday's season finale in Washington against the Redskins, Raider Coach Art Shell said. Schroeder suffered a bruised shoulder Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, forcing him to leave the game in the second half. "We'll find out (Tuesday)," said Shell when asked about Schroeder's condition. "There doesn't seem to be anything torn. He'll let us know if he can throw."
SPORTS
October 1, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Vince Evans' Unending Fight to Be No. 1. 'It's Always Going to Be Like This for Me.' " A headline in yesterday's Times? Hardly. Would you believe 1976? And how right he was. Evans' battle in those days was for the starting job at USC. His uniform has changed many times since then, but not his struggle. "The Long Wait. It's Frustrating, Vince Evans Says, to Sit and Watch Your Skills Erode." That was 1978. Evans was fighting for a starting job with the Chicago Bears.
SPORTS
September 30, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barring a miraculous recovery by Jeff Hostetler, Vince Evans, the Raiders' 38-year-old backup quarterback, will start Sunday in Kansas City against the Chiefs. Although he has been a Raider for seven years, this would be Evans' first start for the club under normal conditions. He started three replacement games during the 1987 strike. "At this particular time, I've committed to Vince," Raider Coach Art Shell said Wednesday, "unless something suddenly changes as far as Jeff is concerned."
SPORTS
August 26, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is normally nervous time for quarterback Vince Evans. This is cutdown time, the time when Evans must constantly look over his shoulder. This is the time when he looks at the waiver list and checks it twice, when he dreads every call from the coaching staff, when he treats every day on the field as if it is his last. In six years as a Raider, he has been a human yo-yo--up and down, in and out, cut and re-signed, active and inactive, on the waiver list and back on the roster.
SPORTS
December 22, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER
Vince Evans will get his first start of the season if Raider quarterback Jay Schroeder is unable to play in Saturday's season finale in Washington against the Redskins, Raider Coach Art Shell said. Schroeder suffered a bruised shoulder Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, forcing him to leave the game in the second half. "We'll find out (Tuesday)," said Shell when asked about Schroeder's condition. "There doesn't seem to be anything torn. He'll let us know if he can throw."
SPORTS
November 14, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE
One thing is clear since the Raiders switched back to Jay Schroeder at quarterback after two consecutive defeats with Todd Marinovich as the starter. The Raiders, with a 3-6 record, can lose with either quarterback. So is third-string quarterback Vince Evans next? Evans has been with the Raiders for six seasons but this year has been cut and re-signed twice.
SPORTS
October 6, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER
Early in Sunday's game, it appeared the Raiders must have used a crystal ball to make a personnel move last week. Since opening day, they have gone with two quarterbacks. But last week, though in need of a kick returner, they decided instead to re-sign veteran quarterback Vince Evans. They did so because a third-string quarterback can be in uniform but does not count against the 45-player maximum a team can activate for a game. So Evans functioned on the sidelines as a 46th man.
OPINION
November 3, 2006
Re "A call to increase black enrollment at UCLA," Oct. 30 Los Angeles City College must help blacks go to UCLA and other four-year schools by restarting its football program. Football inspires boys to stay in high school and graduate, and girls graduate because they enjoy being cheerleaders and members of the drill team. Six Los Angeles community colleges have football teams. Money is no problem. Athletes and others taking 12 units of class or more bring in $4,367 each of state money, thanks to the recently signed SB 361. Jackie Robinson played football at Pasadena Junior College, then at UCLA, as did his black teammate, Ray Bartlett.
SPORTS
November 26, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Vince Evans was not at home when I phoned him there the other night, and now I regret not having tried back later. Vince is a prince. He is one of football's kinder, gentler people, the type who says "God bless you" on his answering machine. That is why I was sorry to miss him . . . because I've missed him.
SPORTS
August 20, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a piece of mail that was delivered in 1976, but Vince Evans can still read the words in his mind as if it were delivered yesterday. Evans was then the quarterback for USC, preparing for the annual showdown against UCLA. Just before the game, he received a letter that read: "Nigger, nigger: If you go out there on that field today, I'm going to blow your brains out." Evans, understandably shaken to the core, took the letter to his coach, John Robinson.
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