About The Foundation
The Bobby Engram Foundation strives to provide
hope, courage and
opportunity to underprivileged children who suffer from chronic pain
that affects their lives physically or emotionally.
SIMON “BOBBY” ENGRAM III will begin his 14th season as an NFL wide receiver for a new team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Bobby Spent the last eight seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and leaves Seattle as the team’s all-time post season catch leader and as the franchise’s all time leader in single season catches. In 2004 he helped lead the team to an NFC Championship. Over his career, which began with the Bears in 1996, Bobby has amassed over 9,000 yards in offense, 650 catches and 37 touchdowns. Bobby played his collegiate football with Penn State University where his gaudy pile of records stood undisturbed for 13 years. Though the pile is slightly smaller as of this year, Bobby still holds the majority of Penn State’s receiving records including the all time yardage and touchdown marks. Bobby won the first ever Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top collegiate wide receiver and participated in Penn State’s perfect season in 1994.
But what sets Bobby apart from other athletes has more to do about who he is as a man rather than who he is as a football player. Few underestimate a man who has managed to endure as a full contact slot ready receiver for nearly a decade and a half. He has been valued as a leader on every team he has played for. In addition, if you check his trophy case, you will find: The Ed Block Courage Award, The Seattle Seahawks Community Man of the Year, the Home Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP Award, The President’s Volunteer Award as well as commendation from both the Washington State House and Senate for his work to help those who suffer from Sickle Cell Disease. Bobby’s daughter, 11 year old Bobbi, has Sickle Cell Disease.
Bobby continues his work in the NFL while managing his Foundation, The Bobby Engram Foundation, which seeks to conquer the disease that affects his daughter. There is no doubt that Bobby will be remembered as the enduring leader who overcame adversity through a long and storied career as a professional athlete. But what matters most to him is that he be remembered as a man whose faith and ethic inspired those around him.