The second-year Pitt coach announced three new assignments.
The Panthers held one afternoon practice on Tuesday.
The Panthers held a morning workout on Thursday.
Pitt practiced Tuesday morning at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.
Pitt holds a chilly outdoor practice on Thursday morning.
Bobby Engram, who played 14 years in the National Football League following a decorated career at Penn State, enters his second season as wide receivers coach at Pitt.
Engram had an immediate impact on the Panthers' receiving corps in 2012. For the first time in school history, both Pitt starting wide receivers -- Mike Shanahan and Devin Street -- were named to the All-Big East Team in the same season.
Both players had the best statistical production of their careers. Shanahan had 983 yards on 62 receptions, while Street had 975 yards on 73 catches, nearly giving the Panthers an unprecedented two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season.
Engram joined Pitt after serving as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. That season the 49ers won 14 games and the NFC West title en route to the NFC Championship Game.
Engram's NFL career spanned from 1996-2009 and included time with the Chicago Bears (1996-2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-08) and Kansas City Chiefs (2009). In 176 career regular-season games, he compiled 650 receptions for 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns. Engram also played in nine NFL postseason contests, including Super Bowl XL when as a member of the Seahawks he had six catches for 70 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2005, he was Seattle's recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.
Engram is the most prolific and decorated pass catcher in Penn State history. He was a three-time All-American and three-time All-Big Ten selection from 1993-95, helping the Nittany Lions to a 31-5 record during that span. In 1994, Engram was the inaugural recipient of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver after catching 52 passes for 1,029 yards (19.8 avg.).
Nearly two decades after his final collegiate season, Engram still ranks as the Nittany Lions' all-time leader in receiving yards (3,026), receiving touchdowns (31) and 100-yard receiving games (16). He is second in receptions (167) behind Deon Butler (179).
Engram is the only player in Penn State history to twice compile 1,000 receiving yards in a season (1994 and 1995). He also ranks second in school history with 786 career punt return yards.
A native of Camden, S.C., Engram and his wife Deanna have two daughters, Bobbi and Phoebe, and two sons, Dean and Trey.
A 1995 graduate of Penn State with a degree in exercise and sport science, he established the "Bobby Engram Foundation," which aids in the research of sickle cell anemia.
|BORN||January 7, 1973|
|ALMA MATER||Penn State, 1995|
|FAMILY||Engram and his wife Deanna have two daughters, Bobbi and Phoebe, and two sons, Dean and Trey.|
|COLLEGE COACHING EXPERIENCE|
|PITTSBURGH, 2012-Present||Wide Receivers|
|PROFESSIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE|
|SAN FRANCISCO 49ers, 2011||Offensive Assistant|
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