NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Former Titans defensive lineman Josh Evans has passed away following a battle with kidney cancer.
He was 48.
Evans was a member of the Oilers/Titans from 1995-2001 and played in 71 career games with the franchise.
He was a starter for the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV during the 1999 season. Evans recorded a sack in the team’s Wild Card win over the Bills and a half sack for a safety in the team’s AFC Championship win over the Jaguars.
Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk released this statement:
“I am so sad to hear that our Titans family lost Josh Evans today. His fight against cancer was one of courage and strength and his teammates were by his side encouraging him throughout that fight. We will remember his big personality and even bigger smile. We send our condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.”
Evans was just honored as the 12th Titan this past season for the Titans in their October game against the Texans. The team displayed a video message at Nissan Stadium to recognize him. Evans was diagnosed with cancer in 2020.
According to the Titans, funeral arrangements at Willie Watkins Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ga., are not complete.