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More so than most other players, Josh Evans has had to deal with tragedy to get to this point (via Len Robbins of the NY Post):
Those words saved Josh Evans the morning of May 11, 2005, when his mother died and he was the only one at home with her in Irvington, N.J. He was just a scared boy coming face to face with death. Those words were like a warm blanket, one that Evans pulled around him and used to help to hide the pain. He couldn’t publicly talk about her death, couldn’t go to that terrifying closet in his psyche where the memories of that morning stirred.
“This would be the first time I talked about this in an interview,’’ Evans told The Post in strong voice. “When my mother passed, it took a toll on me being the baby boy in the family.
“I was actually there. My mother had been dealing with cancer for a couple of years, and I had no clue, I didn’t know she had cancer because I was young, my parents didn’t want the baby boy to know that she was sick to that magnitude."
Evans would even have a brush with devastating Superstorm Sandy, which damaged his family home in New Jersey.
It has been quite the ride for Evans, who hopes to surprise in the NFL.