Michael Egnew (born November 1, 1989) is a former American football tight end. 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.
|Born:||November 1, 1989|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Plainview (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
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. 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. As a senior in 2011, he was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 in
|4.54 s||4.32 s||7.03 s||38 1⁄2 in
|11.4 ft 4 in
|Broad jump and vertical from Mizzou Pro Day, other values from NFL Combine|
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. 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.