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Hail the conquering hero!

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Fresh off a 41-13 thumping of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl that propelled his Aggies to a No. 5 ranking, Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans will return to Galveston for a triple-threat party courtesy of Beau Rawlins.

"This is kind of a welcome home/do great again/sending off party," laughed Rawlins. "We're doing them all together."

The party will be held Saturday evening. Evans is somewhat under the gun on this. The Cotton Bowl was played Jan. 4 and classes start up next week.

Rawlins became acquainted with Evans when the Aggie's younger brother, Dominic, played for the Galveston Riptide youth football team.

"His mother, Heather, has done such a good job raising those boys," Rawlins said.

He hopes Evans' play will serve as an inspiration for island youngsters.

"I hope this promotes Galveston football," he said. "Hopefully, someone like Mike Evans see this and go on to play at Ball High or O'Connell."