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Evan Engram

School

Ole Miss

Position
Tight End
Major
Integrated Marketing Communications

Classroom

Evan Engram is an integrated marketing communications major who intends to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and/or marketing when his playing career is over. He was named to the Ole Miss Athletics Honor Roll in fall 2014 by achieving a semester GPA over 3.0.

Character

A model citizen on and off the field, Engram has displayed great leadership qualities within the team and has been a team captain for two seasons. A hard worker and determined athlete, he has honed his craft as a smallish tight end by adding muscle and working hard on his blocking techniques, while teaching younger tight ends along the way. A coachable athlete, he always puts the team first by playing a variety of roles within the offense (hand-down tight end, H-back, receiver split out wide), even contributing on special teams (kickoff return unit) as a senior.

Community

Engram has been very active in the community during his time at Ole Miss, while showing a special passion for the physically and mentally handicapped. He has volunteered his time with the Special Olympics, including the 2014 and 2015 Unified Egg Bowl events, which pit Special Olympics athletes from Ole Miss and Mississippi State against each other for a flag football game to raise funds for those programs at both schools. He has spent time with adults at the North Mississippi Regional Center and children at the C.M. Scott Center in Oxford. He also has participated in Reading with the Rebels and made several appearances at local schools, stressing to students the importance of good health and education. He’s been a camp counselor for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) football camp, has helped needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and has visited patients at children’s hospitals in Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans. He was named to the 2015 SEC Community Service Team and is a two-time nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Competition

The all-time Ole Miss leader in receptions and receiving yards by a tight end, Engram is among the nation’s best at his position. He ranks first in career receiving yards and second in career catches among active FBS tight ends. He was an All-American and first-team All-SEC pick in 2014 when he led the nation’s tight ends with a 17.4 yard per catch average and led all SEC tight ends with 662 receiving yards. Prior to this season, he was named preseason All-America, All-SEC and made watch lists for the John Mackey Award, Wuerffel Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award.