Bobby Engram has joined the Baltimore Ravens as the Wide Receivers Coach. Previous coach Jim Hostler was not chosen to fill the opening for offensive coordinator and transferred to the Buffalo Bills at the end of last season.
Engram started out at Penn State as a student with notable talent as a receiver for the Nittany Lions. To date, he had the most yards and touchdowns of any student. He was given the first Biletnikoff Award as the best receiver in the United States. It is no surprise that he was drafted into the pros. Engram spent 14 years as an NFL player for the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks. During that time he scored 35 touchdowns, six of which were 70 yard runs. He also has over 650 receptions under his belt totaling 7,751 yards.
For the past four years, he has coached at both the college and professional level. As the wide receivers coach for the University of Pittsburgh his team broke the records of receiving yards and receptions by a freshman, Tyler Boyd. During his premiere coaching season, Mike Shanahan ran 983 and had 62 receptions to earn him All-Big East honors along with Devin Street who ran 975 yards and had 73 receptions. This was the first time this had happened in the history of the University of Pittsburgh.
As the offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers beforehand, the team reached the championship game for the NFC and the NFC West title. These are some of the many reasons John Harbaugh chose him for the upcoming 2014-15 Ravens season. Using his vast experience, he will have to work with Baltimore's young receivers. Harbaugh had much to say about Engram:
“When you combine Bobby’s NFL pedigree as a player and his coaching experience, you see why we’re excited to add him to our staff. He comes highly recommended, he did an outstanding job at San Francisco and Pitt, and he’s an impressive person. He’ll help our receivers and our offense become better.”
Harbaugh's decision was announced on Tuesday.