Engram Named John Mackey TE of the Week
Evan Engram (photo by Joshua McCoy)
Nov. 9, 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The John Mackey Award has named Evan Engram of Ole Miss as the John Mackey Tight End of the Week.

The senior from Powder Springs, Georgia, had four catches for 75 receiving yards and a touchdown leading Ole Miss to a 37-27 victory over Georgia Southern. Ole Miss was up just 24-21 when Engram's touchdown pushed the lead up to 31-21 and ultimately ended up as the game's deciding score.  Engram is the 10th and final John Mackey Tight End of the Week for the 2016 season. The eight John Mackey Award semifinalists will be announced at www.johnmackeyaward.com on Monday, November 14.

Engram is the nation’s leader among tight ends with 5.9 catches per game and 86.1 receiving yards per game. He tops all Southeastern Conference players, regardless of position, in receiving yards. In SEC play, he ranks first with 90.8 yards per game and second with 6.8 catches per game, while scoring four touchdowns. He has found the end zone in seven of nine games overall.

The 2016 John Mackey recipient will be announced on December 7, 2016 and then presented live on December 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the 2016 Mackey semifinalists on November 14 and the 2016 Mackey finalists on November 22.

All future announcements can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.com, on the official Twitter account: @JohnMackeyAward and also on the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JohnMackeyAward.

The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process. The John Mackey Tight End of the Week honor will run until the announcement of the eight semifinalists.

The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 22 awards boast over 722 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit http://www.NCFAA.org to learn more.

The Friends of John Mackey are responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. Please visit www.johnmackeyaward.com for all Mackey Award related information.

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