Egnews started the last 26 games that he appeared in a Missouri uniform, performing in a total of 51 contests as a Tiger…Ranks eighth overall in school history with 147 receptions, as Chase Coffman (247; 2005-08) and Martin Rucker (203; 2004-07) are the only other Tiger tight ends with more catches in school annals…Gained 1,332 yards via those grabs, an average of 9.06 yards per reception, as he also produced eight touchdowns…In brief back-field action as a senior, he carried three times for 8 yards and as a junior, he recorded one solo tackle…His 90 receptions in 2010 tied Chase Coffman (2008) for the most by a Tiger tight end in a season and on the overall annual record chart, only Danario Alexander (113 in 2009), Jeremy Maclin (102 in 2008) and T.J. Moe (92 in 2010) had more receptions in a season at Missouri…Caught 13 passes vs. San Diego State in 2010, tying Justin Gage (vs. Baylor in 2001), Danario Alexander (vs. Baylor in 2009) and T.J. Moe (vs. Illinois in 2010) for the fifth-best game performance in school history and were the most ever by a tight end…His 12 catches vs. Baylor in 2011 tied Victor Bailey (vs. Kansas in 1992), Justin Gage (vs. Oklahoma State in 2001) and Chase Coffman (vs. Texas 2008) for seventh on the school game-record chart (tied Coffman for second-most in a game by a Tiger tight end).
Egnew was named to the Mackey Award (nation’s best tight end) and Walter Camp Award (top player in the country) watch lists, as the first-team All-Big 12 Conference choice and team captain started all 13 games at tight end…Having bulked up to 245 pounds, he finished second on the team with 50 receptions for 523 yards (10.46 ypc) and three touchdowns…Also saw action in the backfield, gaining eight yards on three carries…Had at least four receptions in four contests…Caught three passes for 27 yards vs. Arizona State, including a 3-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, leading to Mizzou’s game-tying extra point, as his first reception vs. the Sun Devils was the 100th of his career...Hauled in two passes for 40 yards at Oklahoma, with a long of 24, his longest reception of the season…Pulled down eight passes for 73 yards vs. Kansas State...Led the receiving attack vs. Iowa State with six catches and 105 yards, including a 39-yard score in the first quarter, which was the longest reception of his career. The 105 yards were a season-high for Egnew, and was the second time in his career he surpassed the 100-yard mark. All of his catches vs. Iowa State went for first downs...Brought in four passes for 37 yards vs. Oklahoma State and finished the game vs. Texas A&M with four catches for 51 yards and a long of 29...Snared season-best 12 catches (tied for seventh overall and tied for second among tight ends on the school game-record list) catches for 69 yards at Baylor... Had a catch for five yards vs. Texas Tech, and it was a big one, as he went up over the defender on a fade route in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown to pull Mizzou within three points in the third quarter…Closed out his career with 39 yards behind three catches vs. North Carolina in the Independence Bowl.
Egnew was a consensus All-American first-team selection in his first season as a starter, as the junior tight end hauled in a career-high 90 passes for 762 yards (8.47 ypc) and five touchdowns, ranking tenth in the nation and fourth in the league with an average of 6.92 receptions per game…The Mackey Award finalist added All-Big 12 Conference first-team accolades…Was selected the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player and Receiver of the Year after the season…His 90 receptions tied the school season-record for tight ends that was first set by Chase Coffman in 2008…Also excelled in the classroom, as he earned his undergraduate degree in December, needing just three-and-a-half years to complete the task…Made ten catches for 60 yards vs. Illinois in his first career start, as he scored the first touchdown of his career on a 6-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter in MU's comeback win over the Illini...Had six catches in the home opener vs. McNeese State for 52 yards that included a career-long 29-yard reception...Set a new career-high with 13 receptions for 145 yards vs. San Diego State, establishing new school game-records for tight end for catches and yardage…Added four receptions for 41 yards in the victory over Miami (Ohio) and caught two touchdowns vs. Colorado on receptions of 10 and 7 yards, finishing with six catches for 52 yards…Followed with ten catches for 87 yards vs. Texas A&M, as he caught a pass of Mizzou's first three plays of the game…Made seven grabs vs. Nebraska for 70 yards and led the team with seven receptions vs. Iowa State for 77 yards, putting the Tigers on the board with an 11-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter…Closed out the year with a seven-catch outing in the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa, good for 64 yards and a key touchdown.
Egnew saw action in all 13 games…Had three catches for 25 yards (8.33 ypc)…Was named the team’s Most Improved Tight End coming out of spring camp.
As a true freshman, Egnew appeared in 12 games, as the 215-pounder was listed third on the depth chart at tight end…Gained 22 yards on four receptions (5.5 ypc)…Caught two passes for 11 yards each in games vs. Southeast Missouri State and again vs. Iowa State, when he helped the Tigers wrap up their second consecutive Big 12 Conference North Division championship.
Egnew attended Plainview (Tex.) High School, playing football for Bulldogs head coach Marty McClintok…Two-time Class 4A/Region I All-District IV selection as a wide receiver, adding All-Midwest Region accolades from Prep Star during his senior season…That year, he served as a team captain in 2007, and turned in 34 receptions for 587 yards, along with five touchdowns, while also rushing ten times for 53 yards…It was a marked improvement from his junior campaign, when he snared just eight passes, but it was good for 266 yards in his first year with the varsity…Was also a standout performer in basketball and track for the Bulldogs…Placed second in the state championships in the long jump with a career best of 24’4”…In the triple jump, his best was for 43’0”…Was also a forward for the hoops squad.
Graduated in December, 2010 with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the College of Business…Eigth of nine children of Ersa and Richard Egnew...Born 11/01/89… Resides in Plainview, Texas.