Bobby Engram, the most decorated athlete in Camden High School history, will return to his high school alma mater on Friday, March 18 to present the school with a commemorative gold Super Bowl football.
The event will be held in conjunction with the school’s fundraising Student-Faculty basketball game which will begin at 1:30 p.m. The afternoon’s proceedings will be closed to the general public save for special guests.
Engram, now the wide receivers coach with the Baltimore Ravens, played in Super Bowl XL (2005) when he was a starting wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks.
The presentation of the Super Bowl 50 football is part of the NFL’s Super Bowl Honor Roll which celebrates the high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history. More than 2,000 schools and nearly 3,000 individuals will be honored as part of this program.
Super Bowl High School Honor Roll schools will receive a commemorative NFL Football for every player or head coach who graduated from the high school and was on an active Super Bowl roster.
In February, North Central High School graduate Tyronne Drakeford presented a gold football to the school commemorating his playing for the Super Bowl XXIX champion San Francisco 49ers.
A 1991 graduate of CHS, Engram was the 1990 South Carolina High School Football Player of the Year, Parade magazine and USA Today All-American selection after helping the Bulldogs to a 15-0 season and the AAA state championship. A member of the 1990 South Carolina Shrine Bowl squad, Engram was a three-time All-State selection as a wide receiver for Billy Ammons’ squad.
While at CHS, he was a four-time All-State selection in baseball and helped Dennis Reeder’s Bulldogs to the 1988 and 1989 AAA state titles. He was also a three-time All-State choice in basketball .
Engram attended Penn State University, earning All-American and All-Big 10 honors in 1993, ’94 and ‘95. In 1994, he helped the Nittany Lions to an unbeaten record and a Rose Bowl victory while being the inaugural recipient of the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation’s top collegiate wide receiver, in 1994. As a sophomore, Engram was named the most valuable player of the Citrus Bowl after PSU’s win over Tennessee.
Drafted in the second round by the Chicago Bears in the 1996 NFL Draft, Engram played 14 seasons in the NFL including eight seasons with the Seahawks before finishing his three-team career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Engram played in 176 NFL games making 650 catches for 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns.
In 2005, Engram was named winner of the Seahawks’ Ed Block Courage Award in helping Seattle to the NFC title. In 2007, he caught a franchise record 94 passes. In 2011, he was named to the Seahawks’ 35th anniversary team.
Engram also established the “Bobby Engram Foundation,” which aids in the research of sickle cell anemia and hosted the “Walk for Sickle Cell Disease” while in Seattle. He was also the subject of a November 2008 NFL Network segment profiling his participation in The Home Depot's NFL Neighborhood MVP program. Engram joined a group of volunteers from the non-profit organizations KaBOOM! and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to install a new playground on the Tulalip Indian Reservation in Snohomish County, Washington.