For his outstanding efforts in the Oxford community and beyond, Ole Miss junior tight end Evan Engram has been named to the 2015 Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team.
In his three years as a Rebel, Engram has gone above and beyond the call of duty to be a mentor and role model in the community. The Powder Springs, Georgia, native has a special heart for mentally and physically challenged individuals and has spent time with adults at the North Mississippi Regional Center and children at the C.M. Scott Center in Oxford. He has volunteered with the Oxford-Lafayette Special Olympics, including as a mentor for the 2014 and 2015 Unified Egg Bowls.
An integrated marketing communications major in the classroom, Engram has participated 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. He has made several appearances at local schools, stressing to students the importance of good health and education. In addition, he has served as a camp counselor for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp, has helped fill Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for people in need, helped sponsor a family during Christmas at a shelter in Memphis, including the purchase of a refrigerator (with his fellow Ole Miss tight ends and position coach Maurice Harris) and has visited patients at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, during a team visit to the state capital in March 2014.
On the field, Engram is a two-time All-SEC player and Ole Miss’ all-time leader in receiving yards by a tight end (1,298 yards). He is four catches shy of becoming the school’s all-time leader in receptions by a tight end, as well.
2015 SEC Football Community Service Team:
Reggie Ragland, Alabama
Deatrich Wise Jr., Arkansas
Jonathan Wallace, Auburn
Mark Herndon, Florida
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
Landon Foster, Kentucky
Jamie Keehn, LSU
Evan Engram, Ole Miss
Taveze Calhoun, Mississippi State
Clarence Green, Missouri
Elliott Fry, South Carolina
Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee
Conner McQueen, Texas A&M
Stephen Weatherly, Vanderbilt
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