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Pitt hires Engram as receivers coach

Pitt has hired former NFL standout Bobby Engram as receivers coach, the school announced Friday.

Engram, who played in the NFL for 14 seasons following his Penn State career, served as an offensive assistant this past season with the San Francisco 49ers. Here is more from the Pitt release:

"Bobby Engram is an outstanding addition to our staff,” coach Paul Chryst said. “I’m really excited that our players will have the opportunity to learn and benefit from Bobby’s tremendous experience and knowledge of the game. He will be a great teacher on the field and make an even greater impact on our players off the field."

Engram played for 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 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, and won the Biletnikoff Award in 1994. He still ranks as the Nittany Lions’ all-time leader in receiving yards (3,026), receiving touchdowns (31) and 100-yard receiving games (16).