CLARKSDALE, MS (WLOX) - Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram beat out nine other finalists, representing each of the 10 football-playing universities and colleges in the state. The Conerly Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi.
Engram started all 11 games as a team captain this year before a hamstring injury sidelined the Power Springs, Georgia native, for the Egg Bowl game.
He led all tight ends in college football with 5.9 catches per game and 84.2 receiving yards per game. He ranks second in the nation among tight ends with 8 touchdowns in touchdowns.
Engram snagged 65 catches for 926 yards and eight touchdowns and is the nation's active leader among tight ends with 2,320 career receiving yards and is the all-time leader at Ole Miss by a tight end in most catches, yards and touchdowns in a season and career.
Five other Ole Miss players are former winners of the coveted award: quarterback Stewart Patridge (1997), running back Deuce McAllister (1999), quarterback Eli Manning (2001 & 2003), linebacker Patrick Willis (2006) and quarterback Bo Wallace (2012).
The Conerly Trophy is named after the late Charlie Conerly.