Ottawa Redblacks sign former University of Louisiana Monroe quarterback Caleb Evans

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The Ottawa Redblacks have made a move to bolster the quarterback position.

University of Louisiana Monroe product Caleb Evans has signed a contract with the team it was announced on Monday.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound passer threw for 9,520 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 34 interceptions in 42 games with the Warhawks. He also ran for 2,162 yards and 36 scores, proving he is a dual-threat pivot.

Evans was named All-Sun Belt Third Team as a junior in 2018 and was one of three FBS quarterbacks to record multiple games with at least 290 passing yards and 100 rushing yards, alongside Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Houston’s D’Eriq King.

The Redblacks struggled mightily at the quarterback position in 2019, finishing the year with a league-low 11 touchdown passes and a league-high 27 interceptions.

Evans will look to help the team behind its new starting pivot — former Calgary Stampeders’ backup Nick Arbuckle.