Junior Wideout Becomes the Seventh Rebel to Win the Prestigious Award
Luke Becomes the 38th Head Coach in Program History
Conerly Trophy Awarded to Most Outstanding College Football Player in Mississippi
Engram Chosen 23rd Overall by Giants; 23rd First-Round Pick in Ole Miss History
Ole Miss Hands Out 2017 Spring Awards
CAREER: All-time Ole Miss leader in receptions (162), receiving yards (2,320) and TD catches (15) by a tight end ... First player in school history to earn All-SEC honors four times … Ended his career as nation's leader among active TEs in career receiving yards ... Among all Rebels, ranks fourth in career receptions, fifth in receiving yards and tied for sixth in TD catches ... Four-year starter ... Two-year team captain ... Started 42 of 45 games played in his Rebel career.
2016: All-America first team (AP, Sporting News, SI, USA Today, CBS Sports, Scout.com, SB Nation), second team (Walter Camp, FOX Sports), fourth team (Phil Steele) … 58th first team All-America selection in school history … Won Ozzie Newsome Award as nation’s best tight end … Recipient of the Pop Warner College Football Award for excellence on the field and in the community … C Spire Conerly Trophy winner as Mississippi’s top college football player … Invited to the Senior Bowl … All-SEC first team (Coaches, AP, ESPN.com, Athlon, Gridiron Now, Phil Steele), second team (PFF) … SEC Community Service team … Mackey Award semifinalist ... Senior CLASS Award finalist ... Midseason All-America first team (Sporting News, SI.com, CBS Sports, ESPN.com) ... Midseason All-SEC first team (ESPN.com, SEC Country) ... On in-season watch list for the Biletnikoff Award ... Led all the nation's tight ends with 84.2 receiving ypg and 5.9 catches/games, while ranking tied for second with eight TD catches ... Ranked second among all SEC players with 84.2 receiving ypg (32nd in nation) and 5.9 catches/game (30th nationally), while ranking tied for fifth with eight TD catches (T-47th nationally) ... Broke the Ole Miss single-season records for catches (65) and receiving yards (926) by a TE and tied the record for TD catches (8) by a TE … Started all 11 games in which he played … Missed the Mississippi State game due to injury … Earned fourth letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Made a career-high nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Had two catches for 43 yards ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Tied his career high with nine catches, racking up 138 yards with a 63-yard TD ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Produced game highs with six catches and 95 receiving yards and a TD ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Caught four passes for 82 yards and a TD ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Led all players in the game with seven catches for 111 yards and a TD ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Caught three passes for 15 yards ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Led the team with a career high-tying nine catches for 95 yards and a TD ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Caught four passes for 75 yards and a TD and was named John Mackey National TE of the Week ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Caught six passes for 49 yards ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Led the Rebels with six catches for 102 yards and a TD … Preseason All-America third team (Athlon), fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Preseason All-SEC first team (Athlon, Lindy’s), second team (Coaches, Media, Birmingham News, Phil Steele) ... On preseason watch lists for the Mackey Award, Wuerffel Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and Senior Bowl ... Ole Miss nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... Ranked the nation’s No. 68 overall player by NFL.com and No. 3 TE in the country by Lindy’s ... Tabbed the No. 4 senior TE NFL prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.
2015: An All-SEC second team pick (Coaches, Athlon, Phil Steele), earning all-league honors for the third straight year ... Named All-America third team by College Sports Madness ... SEC Community Service team ... John Mackey Award midseason watch list ... Greatly improved his blocking skills as a junior ... Tied for second on team with 38 catches, fifth with 464 receiving yards and sixth with two TD catches ... Helped the Rebel offense shatter the majority of single-season school records, including most total yards, points, touchdowns and passing yards ... One of four team captains ... Started 12 of 13 games ... Earned third letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made one catch for 5 yards in start ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Caught one pass for 22 yards in start ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Hauled in three passes for 41 yards and made one tackle on an interception, in start ... at #23 Florida (10/3/15): Caught three passes for 41 yards in start ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Caught two passes for 28 yards in start ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Four catches for 24 yards in start ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Caught four passes for 35 yards and his first TD of the year in start ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Hauled in four catches for 36 yards in start ... Made a key fourth-down grab and then made the block that sprung Akeem Judd to a 25-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 10-10 in the 2nd quarter ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Had three catches for 35 yards in start ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Caught a team-high five passes for 58 yards and a TD in start ... at #21 Mississippi State (11/28/15): Caught two passes for 43 yards ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Caught a game-high six passes for a game-high 96 yards to help Ole Miss to its first Sugar Bowl win since 1970 and its most points (48) and yards (554) in any bowl game in school history ... Preseason All-America first team (Phil Steele, Lindy’s, CBS Sports, The Kickoff, CFB Matrix), second team (Sporting News, Athlon), third team (College Sports Madness) ... Preseason All-SEC first team (League Media, Coaches, CBS Sports, Lindy’s, Sporting News, Phil Steele, Birmingham News, CFB Matrix), second team (Athlon, CSM) ... John Mackey Award preseason watch list ... AFCA Good Works Team nominee ... Rated the nation’s top tight end by Lindy’s.
2014: All-America second team (Sports Illustrated), third team (Sports on Earth), fourth team (Athlon, Phil Steele) ... All-SEC first team (AP, Coaches, ESPN.com, Athlon, Phil Steele, College Sports Madness) ... John Mackey Award Semifinalist ... Led all SEC tight ends with 662 receiving yards and was second with 38 catches ... Led the nation’s tight ends and ranked seventh among SEC players with 17.4 yards per catch ... Set a single-season school record for receiving yards by a tight end ... Started at tight end in every game ... Midseason All-SEC first team (ESPN.com, Phil Steele) ... Earned second letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Had four catches for 41 yards ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Named CFPA National TE of the Week after posting seven catches for 112 yards ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Started, but did not have a catch for the first time in his career ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Caught three passes for 22 yards ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Had three catches for a team-high 71 yards ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): One catch for 18 yards ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Caught a 28-yard touchdown, his first score of the season ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Named CFPA National TE of the Week after posting eight catches for 123 yards and a touchdown ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Hauled in five passes for 65 yards ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Had five catches for a career-high 176 yards (fourth-highest total in school history) en route to CFPA National TE of the Week honors ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Caught one pass for 11 yards ... Preseason All-America third team (Sporting News) ... Preseason All-SEC first team (CFB Matrix), third team (Athlon), fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Named to preseason watch lists for the Mackey Award and CFPA TE Trophy.
2013: All-SEC second team selection (Associated Press, College Sports Madness) ... One of the first two true freshmen in school history (along with Laremy Tunsil) to be named All-SEC ... Freshman All-America honorable mention (College Football News) ... Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC third team ... Played in eight games with six starts at tight end ... Set an Ole Miss freshman TE record with three touchdown catches ... Finished with 21 catches for 268 yards and three TDs (T-3rd on team) ... Suffered a high ankle sprain against LSU and missed the remainder of the regular season after undergoing corrective surgery, but returned for the bowl game ... Earned first letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Caught five passes for 61 yards in his collegiate debut ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Made his first career start at TE and caught two passes for 70 yards, including a 64-yard TD ... Named honorable mention CFPA National TE of the Week ... at Texas (9/14/13): Caught four passes for 44 yards and a 17-yard TD in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Caught two passes for 14 yards ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Caught two passes for 22 yards in start ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Had three catches for 26 yards with a TD in start ... vs. #6 LSU (10/19/13): Caught two passes for 28 yards in start before going down with an ankle sprain ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Caught one pass for 3 yards in start ... Member of the 2013 signing class.
HIGH SCHOOL: Listed as a 3-star recruit and the No. 22 tight end in the nation by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 27 TE in the country by ESPN.com ... Named first team All-State as a senior by the Georgia Sportswriters Association and the Associated Press ... All-State honorable mention by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Hauled in 40 catches for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Caught 18 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a junior, helping Hillgrove go 11-1 and advance to the second round of the state playoffs ... Caught two touchdowns in the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl ... Coached in high school by Phillip Ironside.
PERSONAL: Son of Michelle Zelina and Derrick Engram ... Full name is Evan Michael Engram ... Born: Sept. 2, 1994 ... Sister, Mackenzie, plays basketball at Georgia and was named to the 2014-15 SEC All-Freshman team ... Integrated marketing communications major ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Fall 2014 ... Works closely with Special Olympics.
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