Former NFL coach and player to be Wisconsin’s next offensive coordinator
MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Badgers football team will have a new influence in the locker room and on the sidelines with the hiring of Bobby Engram as offensive coordinator. He joins the Badgers after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens, working with both the WRs and TEs.
“I’m really excited for our players and for our program,” said head coach Paul Chryst, who is entering his eighth season at the helm of his alma mater. “Bobby is a wonderful person who has tremendous knowledge of the game. I have seen first hand the impact he can have on players and there is no doubt in my mind that he will help our program both on and off the pitch. He knows this place and is aligned with our culture, and I think that’s important. With his experience, he brings a fresh perspective that will help our program move forward.”
Engram spent 14 years in the NFL after being selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He ended up playing 176 career games for Chicago, Seattle and Kansas City, finishing with 650 catches for 7 751 yards and 35 touchdowns. As a college wide receiver at Penn State, Engram still holds the Nittany Lions career records for receiving yards at 3,026 and TD receptions with 31.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to join a proven program, a consistently successful program, a program that I have admired for a long time,” Engram said. “The Wisconsin tradition is very important to me. Being able to join a special program, impact our young men and help win championships is why I’m here.
Engram’s son, Dean, will be a junior receiver for the Badgers in 2022 after spending the first three seasons of the UW program on defense.