Robert “Bob” Evans, C’53, was a three-year letterwinner in football who served as that team’s first African-American captain.
In an era when Penn competed against high-powered programs like Notre Dame,
Before enrolling at Penn, the
After Penn, Evans served in the Navy until 1956, and opened a funeral business in 1959. He later became executive director of the Philadelphia Council for Equal Job Opportunity. In 1968, Evans joined Philadelphia National Bank, and eventually became the vice president of human resources.