Evan Engram becomes Ole Miss’ first four-time All-SEC selection
Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Evan Engram was voted to the coaches All-Southeastern Conference first team, becoming the first player in Ole Miss history to be a four-time All-SEC selection.
Chad Kelly and Gary Wunderlich also represented the Rebels on the All-SEC team released Tuesday. Both were second-team selections.
Engram, the Rebels’ senior tight end, led Ole Miss in receptions (65), receiving yards (926) and touchdown catches (8) in 11 games. Engram, who missed the Egg Bowl because of a hamstring injury, is tops among tight ends nationally with 5.9 catches per game and 84.2 receiving yards a game.
Kelly averaged 343.3 total yards and 306.4 passing yards in nine games before a torn ACL and meniscus against Georgia Southern on Nov. 5 ended his collegiate career. The senior threw for 19 touchdowns and ran for five more scores this season, ending his career with a touchdown pass in a school-record 22 straight games.
Wunderlich, who received his first All-SEC nod, leads the nation with a 95.7 success rate on field goals (22 of 23). His 8.9 points per game rank 27th nationally. The junior also averaged 43.7 yards on 21 punts.