Ravens announce their hiring of Bobby Engram as receivers coach

The Ravens have announced the hiring of Bobby Engram as their new wide receivers coach, filling the final vacancy on their staff.

Engram was the receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh for the past two seasons and was previously an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers under coach Jim Harbaugh.

He played wide receiver in the NFL for 14 seasons.

“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,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “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.”

Engram caught 650 career passes for 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns playing for the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.

With the Ravens, he takes over a receiving corps led by former Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith.

“What an opportunity to join a team that has won, knows how to win and does all it can to make sure they continue to win,” Engram said in a statement. “I’m ready to be part of that and ready to work.”

Engram was an All-American selection at Penn State where he won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver. He holds the Nittany Lions' records with 3,026 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns.

At Pitt, Engram coached freshman wide receiver Tyler Boyd last season as he set a school record with 85 catches for 1,174 yards.

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