USF Football BIO
9 Evan Landi
Four-Time BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
LANDI'S CAREER HIGHS
2012: Appeared in nine games, starting 4, at tight end and on special teams ... also served as the backup QB for the final two games ... caught 10 passes for 120 yards ... had an 18-yard reception versus Chattanooga ... posted a 28-yard catch at Nevada ... made two catches for 30 yards against Florida St. ... had two receptions for 18 yards at Temple ... posted a rush, a reception and a completion in his final game versus Pittsburgh.
2011: Appeared in all 12 games, starting nine, at tight end and on special teams ... posted 29 receptions for 297 yards and a TD ... also returned six punts for 24 yards ... caught three passes for 14 yards and a TD at Notre Dame ... added three receptions for 39 yards against Ball St. ... posted three catches for 17 yards against UTEP and Pitt ... tallied three receptions for 51 yards versus Cincinnati ... posted four catches for 36 yards at Syracuse ... added three receptions for 27 yards against Louisville ... posted four catches for a season-high 67 yards versus West Virginia.
2010: Started at receiver in all 13 games ... finished second on the team in catches and yards with 28 receptions for 390 yards and two TDs ... caught five passes for 92 yards against Stony Brook ... notched a career-long 51-yard reception at Florida ... tallied two receptions for 16 yards against WKU... added three catches for 44 yards versus FAU ... caught two passes for 38 yards, including a 31-yard TD, at Cincinnati ... made two catches for 27 yards and a TD against Rutgers ... added four catches for 31 yards versus Pitt ... caught four passes for 40 yards against Connecticut ... added two receptions for 36 yards in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.
2009: Played in 12 games in a slash role ... saw time at quarterback, wide receiver and holder ... ran the ball six times for 11 yards ... reeled in five receptions for 39 yards ... went 3-of-5 passing for 36 yards and a TD in backup duty against Pitt.
2008: Redshirted ... won the Golden Bull Award for Offense, which is given to the top scout team player as voted on by the coaching staff.
CORAL SPRINGS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the 107th best quarterback prospect in the country by Scout.com ... 2A first-team all-state as a defensive back ... threw for 11 TDs and scored four times on the ground during senior season ... also had three INTs and 60 tackles as a safety ... was named to the All-Broward County second-team offense as a junior ... threw for 1,352 yards and 10 TDs, while rushing 22 times for 124 yards and four TDs ... also posted two INTs ... saw action at quarterback, wide receiver, safety and punter ...was an accomplished athlete in basketball, hockey and baseball ... posted a 4.0 GPA ... chose USF over Wisconsin and South Carolina.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Dee Landi ... sister, Justine, played volleyball at Louisville ... father played football at UCF and mother played basketball at UCF ... offered a contract with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) out of high school, but chose to pursue football ... goes by the nickname "E" ... name is pronounced Land-ee ... graduated in December 2011 with a degree in communications and was working towards a second bachelor's degree in criminology.