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January 27, 2012
Chryst adds Engram to the staff
Paul Chryst's staff drew one step closer to completion on Friday as the Pitt head coach announced that Bobby Engram will be the Panthers' receivers coach.
Engram, 39, joins the Pitt staff after spending one year as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers. His one-year stint as an assistant followed a 14-year career as a receiver in the NFL, a career that started when he was a second-round pick of the Chicago Bears in the 1996 NFL draft.
Engram spent the bulk of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks. In 14 seasons as a pro Engram caught 650 passes 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns.
Prior to the NFL, Engram was a standout receiver at Penn State. His career totals of 3,026 yards, 31 receiving touchdowns, and 16 games with at least 100 receiving yards all stand as PSU records. He was named an All-American three times and All-Big Ten three times, and in 1994 he was the inaugural recipient of the Biletnikoff Award (the top receiver in the nation).
"Bobby Engram is an outstanding addition to our staff," Chryst said in a press release. "I'm really excited that our players will have the opportunity to learn and benefit from Bobby's tremendous experience and knowledge of the game. He will be a great teacher on the field and make an even greater impact on our players off the field."
In addition to his work in the world of football, Engram is also a spokesperson for the United Way and created the "Bobby Engram Foundation," an organization that focuses on sickle cell anemia research.