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Donald is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University {WSSU} and it was proven to be a game changer. He was a part of the football team where he became a 4-Year Standout Football Player/Athlete. After leaving WSSU, Donald embarked upon a successful 8-Year NFL career playing various positions that include: Running Back, Linebacker, Defensive End, Defensive Tackle and Nose Tackle.

Donald played a total of 92 games (including playoffs) during his NFL tenure; starting 84 games which equates to starting 91.3% of games played during his impressive career. Donald played for the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets.

Donald is an astute businessman; he is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Donald Evans Incorporated (A Consulting, Design-Build, Home Remodeling, Demolition, and Abatement Company. A few of his business accolades are:

  • NCDOT - BOWD HUB Contractor of the Year

  • Hannah Keith Business/Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Benny Moore Unsung Heroes Businessman of the Year

  • The AME Church Bishop’s Business Award

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Donald’s personal accomplishments and honors are numerous. they include:

  • The naming of the “Donald L. Evans Fitness Center” at his alma mater WSSU 

  • Organizer and Chair of the WSSU Fundraising Campaign for the William “Bill” Hayes Bronze Statue and the Bill and Carolyn Hayes Scholarship Endowment Fund (

  • Honorary Co-Chair for the NC HBCU Living Legends Scholarship Gala

  • Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Ram Athletic Foundation, Inc. and 4th & 1, Inc.

  • WSSU Mr. Atlas Contestant Winner


In addition, Donald is a prestigious Hall of Famer of the following organizations:

  • WSSU Sports Hall of Fame

  • CIAA Sports Hall of Fame

  • Athens Drive Sports Hall of Fame

  • George Whitfield Baseball Clinic Hall of Fame

  • NC HBCU Living Legends Hall of Fame

  • RAM Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame

  • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

  • Black College Football Hall of Fame (Finalist)


Donald is a lifetime member of the WSSU National Alumni Association and also a generous philanthropist. Donald supports numerous benevolent organizations and encourages others to do the same. The following are some of the organizations he supports:

Donald is a man of exceptional integrity and is committed to the spirit of excellence in all of his endeavors. He has a heart of gold and believes in serving and making a viable impact leaving the imprint of God’s Goodness on whatever assignment he is tasked with. At a young age, Donald became a hard worker and a very focused young man whose philosophy has always been:

“Always be the hardest worker.”

Donald attributes his success to his faith in God and his ability to never give up.

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