Midwest City High School defensive back Evan Fields newsok

Midwest City High School defensive back Evan Fields announces his decision to attend Arizona State University during an event at the school in Midwest City, Okla. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Beside him are his sister Nyla and his mother Evonnda. PAUL HELLSTERN/The Oklahoman

MIDWEST CITY — After he pulled an Arizona State hat onto his head, Midwest City senior Evan Fields reached to his right to grab a picture frame.

In it was a photo of him as a young boy, in full football gear, posing with his father — and at the time, his coach — Alonzo Fields.

Evan had dozens of friends and family members around him as he made his college selection Monday morning on the stage in the Midwest City High School auditorium.

Missing was Alonzo, one of the most important figures in Evan's young life, both on the football field and off.

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