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Ciante
Evans
#17 Defensive Back
Ciante
Evans
#17 Defensive Back
Height 5'11
Weight 195 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-10-14 (31)
Born Fort Worth, TX
School Nebraska
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 25
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 3
Sacks 0

Born: October 14, 1992- Fort Worth, Texas
2024Years as a Lion: 1st   Years in CFL: 8th   Status: American
Career Games: 98   Playoffs: 9    Grey Cup: 5

Acquired:

Ciante was signed as a free agent by the Lions on February 14, 2024.

Highlights:

2023: Evans signed with the Montreal Alouettes and would appear in 11 games with 25 defensive tackles and three interceptions before helping Montreal take down Winnipeg in the 110th Grey Cup. It was his second championship ring in five career appearances in the Grey Cup.

2021-22: Signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ahead of 2021 and would suit up in 13 games in his first season in Steeltown, making 43 tackles to go with one interception. Suited up in the 109th Grey Cup loss to Winnipeg where he registered four defensive tackles and one tackle for a loss. Appeared in 13 more games in 2022 and recorded 26 tackles plus one interception.

2020: Re-signed with the Alouettes in early 2020 and would not suit up following the cancellation of the season due to COVID-19.

2019: Moved south to the Alliance of American Football’s Salt Lake Stallions and recorded four tackles in four games with the squad before signing as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes on May 2022. He would register 29 defensive tackles, five pass knockdowns and three interceptions in 13 games before recording four defensive tackles in the Eastern Semi-Final loss to Edmonton.

2015-18: Evans moved north to the Calgary Stampeders in 2015 and after becoming a regular in his second season, established himself as one of the CFL’s top defensive backs. A CFL All-Star in 2017 and West Division All-Star in both 2017 and 2018, Evans appeared in 48 games with the Stampeders and racked up 124 defensive tackles, seven interceptions and three forced fumbles. Evans appeared in three straight Grey Cups with the Stamps from 2016-18, winning his first ring in the 2018 campaign while recording an interception off Trevor Harris in the victory over Ottawa.

Kudos:

CFL All-Star: 2017
West Division All-Star: 2017, 2018

College:

2010-13: Evans suited up in 48 games with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, making 143 total tackles, five sacks, five interceptions and two interception return touchdowns. As a senior, Evans set single-season program records for tackles for a loss (11) and sacks (3) by a defensive back.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2016
CGY 14 42 1 0 2 0 1
2017
CGY 17 53 0 0 5 0 1
2018
CGY 14 29 0 0 2 0 1
2019
MTL 13 29 0 0 3 0 0
2021
HAM 13 43 0 0 1 0 0
2022
HAM 13 26 0 0 1 0 0
2023
MTL 11 25 0 0 3 0 0
Total
95 247 1 0 17 0 3

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-10
1 OTT 2 0 0 2 0 0
06-23
3 HAM 2 0 0 1 0 0
09-02
13 BC 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-09
14 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
09-15
15 TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-23
16 CGY 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-30
17 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-09
18 OTT 6 0 0 0 0 0
10-14
19 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-28
21 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
25 0 0 3 0 0