Drafted: Pick 15 of the 7th round by San Diego
Positives: Has good body definition, with a solid upper frame and thickness in the chest and arms. Has thick thighs, muscular lower legs and calves...Shows good balance, quickness and speed through the holes...Has the hands to be productive out of the backfield...Shows excellent pick and vision. Has the ability to slide through the hole. Very strong runner who consistently breaks arm tackles...Has good quickness and balance, moving with authority through the holes...His strong balance allows him to keep his feet in traffic...Has the strength needed to drag defenders, lowering his shoulders properly to explode on contact...Maintains balance and keeps his feet...Rarely goes down after the first hit and will punish a defender attempting to arm tackle...Lowers his pads, squares his shoulders and punishes defenders as he tramples over them...Has the proper body lean to pick and slide through the holes...Pile mover, yet nimble getting through traffic.
Negatives: Not a dance and wiggle type, as he's more of a slasher who can make defenders miss... More of a one-speed type and will run high with poor pad level, at times, but compensates with his leg drive and strength to break arm tackles...Good worker, but needs reps in order to grasp new schemes...Gets down on himself too much after a poor performance...Will run over people rather than eluding them, but has that one burst needed to break free at the second level...Adequate in picking up the blitz...Will make an effort, but rarely will be seen being the lead blocker...Doesn't have the wiggle to elude the smaller defenders...Likes to bounce and feel for the cutback, but does not have that explosive acceleration to turn the corner at the next level...Can handle the swing routes and dump-offs, but will generally body catch...Does not cut sharply in his routes and struggles at times to get open...Catches well coming out of the backfield, but struggles a bit when having to make adjustments at the second level...Needs to improve his timing on the quarterback exchange...Will put the ball on the ground some, especially in 2002, where a rash of fumbles saw him benched briefly earlier in the season...Needs to protect the ball better when running and seems to carry the pigskin too freely, resulting in an inability to protect and secure the ball.
A power back with deceptive speed, Andrew finished his career tied with Duce Staley (1995-96) for 14th on the school's career-record list with 1852 yards on 422 carries (4.4 avg)...His 27 touchdowns on the ground rank fourth on South Carolina's all-time record chart...Added 185 yards on 28 receptions (6.6 avg).
Listed on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's top running back..Named USC's most outstanding running back during spring practice... Started every game, except vs. Temple, finishing second on the team with 563 yards and five touchdowns on 124 carries (4.5 avg)...Caught 16 passes for 106 yards (6.6 avg)... Averaged 55.8 all-purpose yards per game...Had five fumbles which resulted in three turnovers.
New Mexico State...Gained a season-high 95 yards on 18 tries with a 2-yard score and had a 7-yard grab...Fumbled once, resulting in a turnover.
Virginia...Rushed 13 times for 50 yards and a 1-yard touchdown, adding 12 yards on 2 catches.
Georgia...Collected 27 yards on 11 attempts, but two of his three fumbles resulted in turnovers.
Temple...Benched, seeing action only on special teams.
Vanderbilt...Returned to the starting lineup, responding with 17 carries for 69 yards.
Mississippi State...Followed with 12 runs for 47 yards and a 1-yard score...Fumbled once, but the ball was recovered by the offense.
Kentucky...Totaled 61 yards on 8 rushes.
Louisiana State...Had 7 carries for 33 yards and a 9-yard touchdown.
Tennessee...Picked up 57 yards on 8 attempts.
Arkansas...Caught 3 passes for 29 yards and rushed 7 times for 24 yards.
Florida...Collected 32 yards on 12 attempts and had a 14-yard reception.
Clemson...Closed out his career with 11 carries for 68 yards and a 2-yard score.
Shared tailback duties with Derek Watson, starting vs. Boise State, Georgia and Kentucky (lined up at fullback vs. the Wildcats)...Led the team with 115 carries for 622 yards (5.4 avg) and 12 touchdowns...Snatched five passes for 40 yards (8.0 avg)...Averaged 55.2 all-purpose yards per game...Did not fumble the ball on 115 attempts.
Boise State...Began the year with 44 yards and a 5-yard touchdown on 9 tries.
Georgia...Followed with a 1-yard scoring plunge.
Mississippi State...Came off the bench to pick up 97 yards on 12 attempts with a 35-yard touchdown.
Alabama...Went over the top for a 1-yard scoring plunge.
Kentucky...Had 11 attempts for 61 yards with a pair of 1-yard touchdowns, marking the fifth-straight game that he scored.
Vanderbilt...Collected a season-high 105 yards on 13 carries, including a 15-yard score.
Wofford...Rushed 11 times for 86 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Clemson...Gained 80 yards on 14 runs.
Ohio State (Outback Bowl)...Amassed 49 yards on 12 carries, scoring on runs of 1 & 10 yards in a 31-28 decision.
Versatile back, appearing in every game...Started at fullback vs. New Mexico State and at tailback vs. Florida, Clemson and Ohio State... Worked hard during the off-season on getting his weight down and improving his conditioning, shedding 18 pounds to get his weight to 245...Finished second on the team with 110 carries for 406 yards (3.7 avg) and seven touchdowns...Caught five passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg) and had a 17-yard kickoff return...Averaged 38.3 all-purpose yards per game.
New Mexico State...Opened the season with 31 yards on 12 tries with touchdowns of 1 & 4 yards.
Eastern Michigan...Scored on an 11-yard run.
Arkansas...Added a 13-yard touchdown jaunt.
Vanderbilt...Carried 24 times for a career-high 135 yards, including 8 & 5-yard scores.
Florida...Collected 52 yards on 17 attempts with a 1-yard touchdown.
Ohio State (Outback Bowl)...Rushed 11 times for 33 yards.
Played a major role on the team as a true freshman...Finished as the second leading rusher with 261 yards on 73 carries (3.6 avg) with three touchdowns...Saw action at both the fullback and tailback positions...Did not receive full clearance to play by the NCAA Clearinghouse until after the third game of the season...Started vs. Ole Miss and Kentucky.
Mississippi...Scored his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run.
Vanderbilt...Totaled 56 yards on 11 attempts.
Clemson...Had a season-high 76 yards on 18 carries with a pair of scores.
Underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery (lateral cartilage) after the 1999 season.
Campus Agility Tests
4.6 in the 40-yard dash...430-pound bench press...650-pound squat...300-pound power clean.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
31 5/8 9 1/2 12 22
Standout running back at Bloomfield (Ct.) High...Named Mr. Football in the state of Connecticut...Rushed for more than 2800 yards his senior year...Ranked in the top 20 nationally at his position by SuperPrep and Recruiting Now magazines...Played in the Connecticut High School All-Star game...All-State and All-District selection in his final year.
African-American Studies major...Born 3/12/80...Resides in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
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