Michael Egnew

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Michael Egnew
No. -- Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-01) November 1, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Lubbock, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Plainview High School
College: Missouri
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 7
Receiving yards: 69
Receiving TDs: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Egnew (born November 1, 1989) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Missouri, where he was a consensus All-American tight end. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has been a member of the Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

Egnew was born in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Plainview High School, and was a standout tight end for the Plainview Bulldogs high school football team. He was also a member of the Bulldogs basketball and track and field teams, and placed first in the state track championships in the long jump.

College career[edit]

Egnew attended the University of Missouri, where he played for coach Gary Pinkel's Missouri Tigers football team from 2008 to 2011. He was a finalist for the John Mackey Award in 2010.[1] Following his junior season in 2010, Egnew was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.[2] As a senior in 2011 he was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 252 lb 4.62 s 4.32 s 7.03 s 3712 in 11 ft 3 in 21 reps
Broad jump and vertical from Mizzou Pro Day, other values from NFL Combine

Regarded as one of the best tight ends in the 2012 NFL Draft, Egnew was selected in the third round (78th pick overall) by the Miami Dolphins. He was the third tight end chosen in the 2012 draft.

On July 26, 2012, Egnew signed a four-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. On August 22, 2014, Egnew was released.

On August 25, 2014, Egnew was picked up off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[3] He was waived on August 30, 2014.

On September 9, 2014, he was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was released from the practice squad on September 24.


  1. ^ "Michael Egnew Named Mackey Award Finalist". MUTigers.com. November 10, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2010 CFN All-America Teams". College Football News. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/503999376944300033

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