Andy Studebaker life and biography

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Andy Studebaker biography

Date of birth : 1985-09-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Eureka Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, outside linebacker for the Kansas Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Andrew Studebaker born September 16, 1985 in Eureka, Illinois is an American football Outside Linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wheaton (IL). He is a descendant of the Studebaker brothers, creators of the now-defunct automobile by the same name.

Studebaker's Career


Pro Career: Former NCAA Division III standout enters his third campaign in Kansas City ... Promising defender and special teams performer continues to hone his skills ... Successfully made the switch from defensive end to linebacker in Kansas City’s revamped 3-4 defense ... Posted two INTs in his first career start vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09), including one that he returned 94 yards ... Also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD vs. Cleveland (12/20/09) ... Joined the Chiefs as a free agent from Philadelphia’s practice squad in 2008 ... Is the lone player from Wheaton College to ever suit up for a regular season NFL contest ... Has seen action in 22 NFL contests (two starts), registering 19 tackles (15 solo), two interceptions for 96 yards, three passes defensed, a fumble recovery for a TD on special teams, a kickoff return for eight yards and 16 special teams stops ... Was the third of Philadelphia’s three sixth-round (203rd overall) selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (11/19/08) from Philadelphia’s practice squad ... Added to Philadelphia’s practice squad (9/1/08) ... Released by Philadelphia (8/30/08) ... Signed with Philadelphia (6/13/08) ... Entered the NFL as the third of Philadelphia’s three sixth-round (203rd overall) selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.

2009: Appeared on special teams in 16 games and saw duty in six contests on defense with two starts at LOLB ... Had 17 tackles (13 solo), two INTs for 96 yards, three passes defensed, 13 special teams tackles and one kickoff return for eight yards ... Also recovered a fumbled punt snap in the end zone for a TD ... Finished second among all NFL LBs with 96 INT return yards ... His 96 INT return yards ranked ninth in the AFC ... Returned a kickoff for eight yards at Baltimore (9/13) ... Tallied four tackles, a pass defensed and one special teams stop at Oakland (11/15) ... Contributed five tackles, two passes defensed and a career-high two INTs of Ben Roethlisberger in his first-career NFL start vs. Pittsburgh (11/22), including one that he returned 94 yards, the fifth-longest INT return in Chiefs history and the fourth-longest in the NFL in 2009 ... Produced five tackles at San Diego (11/29) ... Produced one special teams stop and recovered a fumbled punt snap in the end zone for his first career TD vs. Cleveland (12/20).

2008: Signed from Philadelphia’s practice squad on November 19th ... Played in six games on special teams and two contests on defense ... Registered two solo tackles and three special teams stops ... Recorded two tackles in his initial NFL game vs. Buffalo (11/23) ... Registered two special teams tackles at Cincinnati (12/28).

College: Played in 28 games (23 starts) at Wheaton, registering 111 tackles (66 solo), 50.5 tackles for loss and 30.0 sacks (-236.0 yards) ... Also had 25 QB pressures, 14 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and added a blocked kick ... Started five games as a senior in 2007 before a foot injury curtailed his season ... Finished the year with 12 tackles (10 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks (-45.0 yards) ... Added three QB pressures and three passes defensed ... Opened all 12 games as a junior in 2006 ... Posted 44 tackles (28 solo), 24.5 tackles behind the line and a career-high 17.5 sacks (-142.0 yards) ... Also had 19 QB pressures, eight passes defensed and two fumble recoveries ... His 17.5 sacks were the highest single-season mark in Wheaton history and led all of NCAA football ... Garnered first-team AP Little All-America honors ... Earned All-America honors form D3Football.com and Football Gazette ... Named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Year ... Saw action in 10 games (six starts) as a sophomore in 2005 ... Recorded 55 tackles (28 solo) with 19.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks (-49.0 yards) ... Added three QB pressures, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and a pair of forced fumbles ... Also blocked a kick ... Named first-team all-conference ... Played in one game as a true freshman ... Majored in Applied Health Science at Wheaton..

Personal


• Enrolled in an executive education program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2009.
• Brother, Dan, played football at Wheaton.
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• Married, wife Mallory.

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