PERKINSTON — Charles Guy "Dinkey" Evans, an All-State football player at Perkinston Junior College before an All-SEC career at Mississippi State, was inducted into the MACJC Sports Hall of Fame on April 23 at a banquet at the Muse Center on the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus.
Evans played on the inaugural Perkinston Consolidated High School Eagle football team coached by Harold T. "War Daddy" White.
In 1950, the PCHS Eagles, led on the field by Evans, scored 329 points and gave up only 26 in an undefeated and untied season. A 40-7 victory over the Lucedale High Panthers gave the Eagles the Dairy Bowl Trophy.
In 1951, Evans graduated from PCHS and enrolled at Perkinston Junior College, the same year that White became assistant football coach at PJC. Evans won the PJC C.S. Wentzell Football Trophy for sportsmanship (1951) and he made the Mississippi Association of Junior Colleges All-State Team in 1952.
When White became head coach in 1952, Evans was named Bulldog team co-captain along with Charles Branch.
In 1953-1954, Evans played fullback for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. He was named All-Southeastern Conference Honorable Mention in 1953 and 1954, was selected to play in the Senior Bowl in 1954 and was awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for best blocker in the SEC in 1954.
Evans spent two years in the Army playing football for interservice teams in Germany and at Fort Benning, Georgia.
On September 21, 2013, he was named to the MSU Sports Hall of Fame. On October 22, 2015, he was inducted into the MGCCC Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College