Engram Invited to Senior Bowl
Nov. 21, 2016


Engram Among 17 Added to Senior Bowl Roster on Monday

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram will be among the participants in the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl, as he has accepted an invitation to the postseason all-star game that features many of the nation’s top NFL prospects.

As of Monday, there are 29 accepted invitees to the Senior Bowl. In the coming weeks, the top 110 seniors and fourth-year junior graduates in the nation will form the rosters for the North and South squads. They will begin practices on Jan. 23 and play the 68th annual Reese's Senior Bowl game on Jan. 28, 2017 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

ESPN2 and NFL Network will broadcast live from the practices and NFL Network will carry the game beginning at 1:30 p.m. CT.

Engram is the nation’s leading tight end with 84.2 receiving yards per game, which tops all Southeastern Conference players of any position. He ranks second nationally among tight ends with 5.9 catches per game and eight touchdowns. The Powder Springs, Georgia, native holds Ole Miss records for most catches, yards and touchdowns in a season and a career by a tight end. He is the nation’s active leader among tight ends with 2,320 career receiving yards.

In 2016, Engram has racked up 65 catches for 926 yards and eight TDs. Another strong outing or two could make him the third player in school history to go over 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining wide receivers Laquon Treadwell (1,153 in 2015) and Shay Hodge (1,135 in 2009). Engram has four games with 100 or more yards and has scored a touchdown in eight of 11 outings this year.

Ole Miss has a long history of players in the Senior Bowl, dating back to 1950. Engram will be the 97th Rebel to accept an invitation to the Senior Bowl. The most recent participants were Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt in the 2015 game.

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