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Mike Evans sets new record for consecutive 1,000 yard seasons to start a career

The record is all his.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Detroit Lions
Mike Evans broke the record in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

The Bucs came into Week 17 not only looking to officially clinch the No. 5 seed, but to also set new records in multiple categories.

One of those records was Randy Moss’ and Mike Evans’ record of consecutive 1,000 yard seasons to start a player’s career. Both players were tied with six straight seasons of at least 1,000 yards coming into the game against the Falcons. Evans was just 40 yards shy of owning it all to himself, but now it’s all his as he sits alone with seven straight seasons under his belt.

It didn’t take long for Evans to break the record. He had three receptions for 46 yards in the first quarter, with this reception being the record-breaker:

It’s an impressive feat and one that’s obviously not easy to obtain. Evans deserves every bit of this accomplishment, as well. He’s one of the league’s most underrated receivers, but what makes this so impressive is the fact that he was able to accomplish this record with a not-so-great track record of starting quarterbacks. Names like Mike Glennon, Josh McCown, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Jameis Winston highlight the list before Tom Brady’s arrival.

Evans now has 532 receptions for 8,266 yards and 61 touchdowns for his career.

Congrats, Mike!