JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The New England Patriots were crowned Super Bowl champions on Sunday in Atlanta, but if you're still craving football there's a new league kicking off Saturday -- the Alliance of American Football.
The league has a team located in Orlando called the Orlando Apollos.
Many might remember Josh Evans from his days of playing safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars before he was cut in 2016.
Then he had a short stint with the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins cut Evans in 2017 after he suffered a quad injury.
Evans, who is now playing for the Apollos allowed First Coast News Sports Director Chris Porter to see a side of him many have never seen.
Evans talked about his personal life, saying one of the most tragic moments of his life happened at age 13.
Evans said he watched his mother lose her battle with ovarian cancer.
“Walk in at 13 and see your mom die in front of you -- what more could you really say?" Evans said. "To see that at 13, it put me in a whole different mindset.”
Evans said his mom continued to take care of him while on her death bed.
He said it’s that strength he got from his mom that’s allowing him to press on with his life and take another crack at playing football.
Evans and his Orlando Apollos will tackle the Atlanta Legends, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in Orlando.
Evans also showed one of his other talents – playing the piano.
Evans said he’s been playing the piano since he was in the 9th grade.
Evans also owns two businesses in Jacksonville and said his number one goal is to be a successful entrepreneur.