|Date of birth:||August 15, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Magee, Mississippi|
|High school:||Magee (Magee, Mississippi)|
|NFL draft:||1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 228|
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Kris Thomas Mangum (born August 15, 1973) is a former American football player who played tight end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League throughout his entire NFL career. He attended the University of Mississippi. His father, John Mangum, Sr. and his brother, John Mangum, Jr. are both former NFL players.
High school career
Mangum graduated from high school in 1992 and first enrolled at the University of Alabama. In his freshman year at Alabama, Mangum played in eight games mostly on special teams for the Crimson Tide football team. Mangum was part of the 1993 Sugar Bowl and national champion Alabama team of 1992. In 1993, Mangum transferred to the University of Mississippi and sat out the season for the Ole Miss Rebels. He ended his college football career ranked 14th all-time in receptions at Ole Miss, collecting 74 catches for 729 yards during three seasons. As a junior in 1995, he was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection, while making nine starts. In his senior season of 1996, Mangum made 29 receptions for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns and was a first-team All-SEC selection. Mangum led the SEC with 36 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns, the most receptions by a Rebels tight end since Wesley Walls established the mark in 1988. Mangum graduated with a B.A. in public administration from Mississippi in 1996.
In 1996 he was a finalist for the Conerly Trophy.
Mangum spent his first six years of his NFL career as a backup to former Panther tight end, and fellow Ole Miss alum, Wesley Walls. Upon his retirement, he was currently the longest tenured player on offense for the Panthers. He scored his first NFL touchdown on a 15-yard reception against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2000. Mangum produced career highs of 34 catches, 497 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2004. In the 2006 season the Panthers only had 2 QBs on their roster and claimed that Kris Magnum would fill the role if both went down.
On February 28, 2007, he officially retired from the NFL. In 2008 he took a position as a replacement tight ends coach at the Southern Miss. In 2009, Mangum became a loan and public relations manager at Magnolia State Bank of Mississippi.
- "Kris Mangum". Carolina Panthers. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006.
- Hawkins, Stephen (October 18, 1995). "Kris Mangum is happiest as an Ole Miss Rebel". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. p. C1.
- Shearer, Ed (December 6, 1995). "Gaots place 7 on All-SEC team". The Item (Sumter, South Carolina). Associated Press. pp. 1B, 3B.
- "Magnolia State Bank welcomes new employee Kris Mangum Read more: The Impact - Magnolia State Bank welcomes new employee Kris Mangum". Impact Ads. April 16, 2009. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- Associated Press (February 28, 2007). "Mangum retires; played 126 games for Panthers". espn.com. Retrieved April 12, 2013.