Lon Worth Evans (December 25, 1911 – December 11, 1992) was a professional American football player who played offensive lineman for five seasons for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1978.
Evans was born in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Polytechnic High School. He then played at Texas Christian University for coach Francis Schmidt. As a senior in 1932, Evans helped the TCU Horned Frogs to a Southwest Conference championship.
Following his NFL career, Evans became sheriff of Tarrant County, Texas. Nicknamed "Purple Lawman", he held the county's top law enforcement job from 1960 until his retirement in 1984. He was interred at Fort Worth's cemetery Greenwood Memorial Park along with Ray Renfro.
|Born:||December 25, 1911|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Died:||December 11, 1992 (aged 80)|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||223 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Fort Worth (TX) Poly|
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The 1932 All-Southwest Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Southwest Conference teams for the 1932 college football season. The selectors for the 1932 season included the Associated Press (AP).1936 All-Pro Team
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