The William & Mary community came together Monday night at the school’s Kaplan Arena to remember Nate Evans, a Lee-Davis High School graduate and sophomore running back for the Tribe. Evans, 19, was shot and killed Thursday night in Norfolk.
Among those who addressed the mourners were W&M President Katherine A. Rowe, athletics director Samantha Huge and football coach Mike London.
A Norfolk police spokesperson Monday said that authorities have not yet released information regarding circumstances that led to the shooting, which occurred near the campus heart of Old Dominion University, or the identities of suspects. The spokesperson added that information may become available as this week progresses.
Evans starred at Lee-Davis High in Hanover County and was William & Mary’s leading rusher in 2017 as a true freshman. He gained 476 yards on 119 carries that year. Evans played in nine games last season and gained 208 yards on 70 rushes.
Twice, Evans was named All-Metro by The Times-Dispatch. Another ex-All-Metro football player, former Douglas Freeman High School lineman Nick Ackies, was shot and killed in Norfolk in October 2017. Ackies, a member of Norfolk State’s football team, was 18.
A former NSU player, Jaquan Anderson, a graduate of L.C. Bird High School, admitted in 911 recordings that he shot Ackies. Anderson, who claimed Ackies tried to rob him, was charged with second-degree murder.