Famous sportsman loses daughter aged 20

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 27, 2018
11:00 A.M.

On Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver coach Bobby Engram lost his daughter Bobbi. Her cause of death isn’t clear but she did suffer from Sickle-Cell disease.


On the same day, his team sent their condolences through their official Twitter page. Bobby has a foundation to help underprivileged children with the same disease.

On Saturday afternoon, hours before a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium, it was announced that Bobbi Engram, had died that morning. She was 20 years old.

Bobbi was the daughter of the Ravens wide receivers coach and former NFL wide receiver Bobby Engram. She was a student at Towson University.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Bobbi was born with the hereditary Sickle-Cell disease.

Her father established his own charitable foundation in order to help underprivileged children who were suffering from the same illness. Sickle-Cell Disease occurs when the shape of hemoglobin (A molecule in red blood cells) is abnormal.

Source: Wikipedia.com

Source: Wikipedia.com

It results in the blood cells becoming rigid and curved. This causes extreme pain and anemia among other symptoms to the sufferer.

In 2014, Bobby said that he was inspired by his daughter to help other children with the disease. He said she told him that she wanted to help other children who were going through the same thing she was.


"She told me ‘I want to help. How can I help other people?’” the coach stated. "For a kid to have that kind of insight, that was very powerful to us. Everything happens for a reason.”


“She’s why the foundation is in existence. Sometimes kids are so honest and they have a wisdom beyond their years. She is a blessing," her father said at the time.

Source: Getty images/GlobalimagesUkraine

Source: Getty images/GlobalimagesUkraine

Bobby had a fruitful NFL career with a significant amount of time playing for the Bears, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs. He finished his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2010, when he tried to make the final rosters but failed to do so.

Bobby earned the Ravens' wide receivers coach position in 2014 after spending time with the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Panthers.

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