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Bucs’ Mike Evans: If we win the Super Bowl, I’m getting a Lombardi Trophy tattoo

Tampa Bay’s standout receiver had doubts that he’d ever get to this point, one win away from the NFL title.
Bucs receiver Mike Evans had doubts he'd ever get to a Super Bowl. If he wins, he wants to celebrate in a permanent way.
Bucs receiver Mike Evans had doubts he'd ever get to a Super Bowl. If he wins, he wants to celebrate in a permanent way. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Feb. 1

If the Bucs top the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday, you can look for a new tattoo on receiver Mike Evans: a Lombardi Trophy.

“If we win, absolutely I’m getting a Lombardi somewhere on me,” Evans said Monday. “... Not my face, but maybe neck or back or somewhere on one of my arms.”

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Some of Evans’ previous life milestones are already inked into his body. There’s a portrait of him in his Texas A&M jersey, his daughter’s name (Mackenzie), and an NFL shield for his draft selection (“2014 1ST RD. 7TH PICK”).

Although Evans and his teammates are now only one win away from winning the NFL’s famed trophy, he admitted that he wasn’t always sure it would happen as Tampa Bay missed the playoffs during each of his first six seasons.

“I had some doubts, definitely,” Evans said. “I just did my job, and our front office did a great job of putting this team together — this unbelievable team. We’ve been working hard. We’ve always had talent. It was just getting over the hump, beating ourselves with dumb penalties and things like that. I’m happy to be here.”

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