Norman Evans, a 1961 Donna graduate and football great was honored by the Donna Independent School District, Thursday, Oct. 13.

Donna ISD Superintendent Fernando Castillo and the Board of Trustees welcomed the former Redskin tackle at a luncheon held at the Donna High School Multi-Purpose Center where he was serenaded by the school’s mariachi group. During the ceremony, Evans was asked to autograph a Miami Dolphins’ #73 jersey, a helmet and a special commemorative golden football awarded to the school district by the NFL in honor of Evans for his contributions in past Super Bowls.

Donna’s hometown hero served a long, successful football career playing 14 seasons, 10 of those with the Miami Dolphins where he served as Team captain. He was also named to two Pro Bowls and made three appearances in Super Bowls VI, VII, and VIII. The 1971 Dolphins earned them the “Dream Team” since they are the only team in NFL history to have an undefeated season.

Evans thanked those in attendance and told them that his heart is with Donna where he began adding, “Once a Redskin, always a Redskin.”

Pictured from left to right are Trustees, David De Los Rios and Efren Ceniceros; Superintendent Castillo, Evans, Barbara Evans, wife; and Trustees Albert Sandoval, Tammy Flores and Nick Castillo.

Story and Photo Submitted by

Sandra Quintanilla, DISD Public Relations Dept.