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Ole Miss’ TE Evan Engram named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Ole Miss’ TE Evan Engram named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

Ole Miss senior tight end Evan Engram was named to the Wuerffel Trophy Award watch list on Wednesday morning. The Wuerffel Trophy is presented to the player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach.

On Wednesday, Engram was also named a nominee for the 25th anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works team, one of the most coveted off-the-field honors in all of college football. The Good Works team honors student-athletes for acts of good in their communities.

Evan Engram's spectacular catch 3

Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram (shown here in the 2014 Egg Bowl) is as good off the field as he is on, volunteering his time in the community.

Last year, Engram was named to the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team for his role in the Oxford community. The Powder, Georgia native continues to show his support for mentally and physically challenged individuals, spending time with adults at the North Mississippi Regional Center and children at the C.M. Scott Center in Oxford.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pound tight end has also volunteered with the Oxford-Lafayette Special Olympics, including being a mentor for the 2014 and 2015 United Egg Bowls.

When he’s not in pads on the gridiron, Engram has been a participant in Reading with the Rebels, a program in which Ole Miss student-athletes spend time reading with local elementary students and talking to them about the value of education. To show youth the importance he places on education, Engram has made several appearances at local schools.

Engram represented Ole Miss at the 2015 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland, The Rebel Walk)

Engram is a two-time representative for Ole Miss at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland, The Rebel Walk)

Engram has also served as a camp counselor for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp and has helped fill Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for people in need.

On the field, Engram continues to be a catalyst for the Rebels. He’s a three-time All-SEC pick and a two-time All-America selection. Engram currently holds the school records for receptions (97) and receiving yards (1,394) by a tight end. He set an Ole Miss tight end record with 662 receiving yards in 2014.

This week, Engram will represent Ole Miss for the second straight year at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, joining Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, and players Chad Kelly and D.J. Jones.

Voting for the Wuerffel Trophy is performed by a National Selection Committee that includes college football television and print media, industry notables, former head coaches and prior Wuerffel Trophy recipients.

About The Author

Courtney Smith

Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men's basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with Rivals.com. A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.

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