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Ole Miss’ Engram, Wunderlich named to 2016 AP All-America team

Ole Miss’ Engram, Wunderlich named to 2016 AP All-America team

Two Rebels were named 2016 Associated Press All Americans Monday, with tight end Evan Engram earning first team honors and kicker Gary Wunderlich garnering third team accolades.

Evan Engram

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The AP recognition marks the fourth All-America team to which Engram has been named for 2106. (Photo credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk)

Engram’s 2016 season was as spectacular as his career as a Rebel. The Associated Press recognition marks the fourth first-team All-American honors for Engram this season. He leaves his mark on the record books at Ole Miss, having set or tied records for tight ends at all of the following:

  • catches in a season by a tight end (65)
  • yards receiving in a season by a tight end (926)
  • touchdowns in a season by a tight end (8)
  • catches in a career by a tight end (162)
  • yards receiving in a career by a tight end (2,320)
  • touchdowns in a  career by a tight end (15)

In addition to the Associated Press honors, Engram has also received the following awards and honors this season:

  • All-America first team (Sporting News, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Associated Press)
  • All-SEC first team (Associated Press, Coaches, ESPN.com, Gridiron Now)
  • All-SEC second team (PFF)
  • SEC Community Service Team
  • Ozzie Newsome Award
  • C Spire Conerly Trophy
  • Pop Warner College Football Award
  • Senior CLASS Award finalist
  • Senior Bowl invitee

Gary Wunderlich

Wunderlich had a phenomenal season in 2016, hitting 22 of his 23 field goal attempts for the Rebels. His only miss came on a 55-yarder. He was recently named second-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches.

The junior from Memphis, Tennessee leads the nation with a 95.7 field-goal percentage, and finished fifth in the nation with 1.83 field goals per game. He ranked 27th in the country with 8.9 points responsible for per game.

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Gary Wunderlich finished the season 22 of 23 on field goal attempts. (Photo credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk)

Complete list of 2016 AP All-Americans

For the complete list of the 2016 Associated Press All-America team, please click here.

(Feature image credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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