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Shawn Andrews biography

Date of birth : 1985-12-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Camden, Arkansas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Shawn Cornelius Andrews (born December 25, 1982 in Camden, Arkansas) is an American football guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.

Andrews has earned three Pro Bowl selections in his career, in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

TRANSACTIONS


* Originally a 1st round (16th pick overall) draft choice by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006…Released by the Eagles on March 17, 2010…Signed by the Giants as a free agent on Aug. 19, 2010.

GIANTS NOTES


* Athletic and powerful offensive lineman that has started 50 games at right guard.
* Missed the majority of the last two seasons with a back injury.
* Was named to the Pro Bowl in consecutive seasons (2006 and 2007) after being selected as a 1st alternate in 2005

CAREER NOTES


* Missed the entire 2009 season after being placed on injured reserve on September 15, 2010 with a back injury that required surgery…Inactive for the season opener at Car (/13) with back injury.
* In 2008, started both games in which he played…Had back surgery on 10/21 to correct a herniated disc in his back suffered in the 2nd qtr. at Dallas (9/15) and missed the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
* In 2007, was named to his 2nd consecutive Pro Bowl and earned All-NFC honors from Pro Football Weekly…Was part of an offensive line that paved the way for the NFL's yards-from-scrimmage leader in Brian Westbrook (2,104) and a rushing attack that ranked 2nd in the NFL in yards per carry (4.7)…Was selected as the starting RG to the Eagles 75th anniversary team in a vote by the fans…Was inactive at NO (12/23) after suffering a MCL injury at Dallas (12/16).
* In 2006, was named to his 1st Pro Bowl, and also earned All-Pro honors from the Associated Press, USA Today Sportsweekly, The Sporting News, and Sports Illustrated…Was also named to Pro Football Weekly's All-NFC Team and ESPN.com's All-Indespensable Team, which honors the NFL players that are simply irreplaceable on their respective teams…Was part of an offensive line that allowed just 28 sacks, the team's lowest total since 1981 (22). It was the 6th-lowest sack total allowed in team history since records began being kept of the stat in 1963…The 2006 Eagles starting line was one of 2 units in the NFL to start all 16 regular season games (and 2 playoff games) and paved the way for the highest net yardage total (6,103) in team history…Suffered a neck contusion in the 2nd quarter of an NFC Divisional Playoff Game at New Orleans (1/13/07) that sidelined him for the remainder of the game.
* In 2005, started all 16 games at RG and was voted an alternate to the NFC Pro Bowl squad…Was named to Fox Sports analyst Daryl Johnston's "2005 All Lunch Pail Team."
* As a rookie in 2004, started the 2004 season opener (9/12 vs. the Giants at RG, but suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg that ended his season…Eagles traded a 1st and 2nd round pick (28th and 58th overall) to the 49ers in order to move up to the 16th pick to select Andrews. Was the 2nd offensive lineman selected in 2004 (Robert Gallery, 2nd overall by Oakland).

COLLEGE


* A consensus All-America selection, was the only finalist for the both the Lombardi Award (top lineman) and the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) in 2003.
* Became just the 11th player in SEC history to earn the Jacobs Award (SEC's best blocker) in consecutive years (2002-03).
* Allowed just one sack in 35 games
* As a freshman in 2001, played in Arkansas' historic 58-56, 7-overtime win vs. Mississippi, as the team boasted three individual 100-yard rushing efforts and 521 yards of total offense against the Rebels.

Personal


* Has a son, JaShawn
* Enjoys real estate investing and owns multiple properties in Philadelphia, Arkansas and New Jersey
* Attended Camden Fairview High School in Arkansas, earning 1st-team All-America honors. Also threw the shot put and discus.
* Annually donated $5,000 worth of Christmas toys to children in the Philadelphia area. "The best Christmas gift I've ever gotten was the ability to give gifts to others. When I was growing up I didn't have great Christmases. It makes me happy now that I'm in a position to make a difference."
* Was a member of the Fayetteville (Ark.) Community Outreach program, working with mental health patients and was featured during the NFL Draft in a public service announcement.
* Began taking voice lessons in Philadelphia during his rookie season in 2004 with his voice coach Rod Millwood. He then outfitted his house with a mini-recording studio where he can mix and record his own music. Andrews upgraded the equipment in his basement in 2007 and is extremely proud that he set everything up by himself.
* Left college early to help his mother, Linda, who was laid off when the International Paper Company in Camden was closed down.
* Majored in communications
* Full name: Shawn Cornelius Andrews. Born on Christmas Day, 1985.

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