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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.

Michael Egnew
No. 84
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1989-11-01) November 1, 1989 (age 29)
Lubbock, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Plainview (TX)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:69
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
252 lb
(114 kg)
4.54 s 4.32 s 7.03 s 38 12 in
(0.98 m)
11.4 ft 4 in
(3.58 m)
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. 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". November 10, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "2010 CFN All-America Teams". College Football News. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2013.

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