69  Andy Smith
Andy Smith

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, GA

High School:
Starrs Mill HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 312

Position:
Offensive Guard

Birthdate:
10/09/1984

Experience:
3L


Career Summary: Vocal leader on and off the field who helped anchor an offensive line that led Conference USA four straight years in sack denial...Started 24 of his last 25 career games in the offensive line...Only non-start was on Senior Day in 2006...Played 46 career games and logged 33 total starts...Came to Memphis in 2003 but redshirted to gain experience...Appeared in eight games in 2004 as an offensive guard and worked in all 12 games as a special teams member... Played a career-high 30 plays in the USF game...Helped Memphis to a win over East Carolina with blocking for Stephen Gostkowski's last-second field goal...Logged 22 plays in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green State...Finished the 2004 season playing 140 of the team's 906 offensive plays...Member of a Tiger O-Line that allowed just five sacks in 2004, which led the league...A consistent player for the offensive line who started all nine games he played in 2005...Suffered a knee injury just days prior to the USM game and was sidelined for the remaining three games of the season...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average...Finished the 2005 season playing 488 of the team's 836 offensive snaps...A key contributor who started 11 of the 12 games at right guard...Opened the season with 68 offensive plays against Ole Miss...Logged every offensive play in eight consecutive games, including a season-high 79 versus Marshall...Ended his junior season having participated in 745 of the team's 766 offensive plays...Played a part in Memphis allowing just 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA.

2006: A key contributor on the Tiger offensive line who started 11 of the 12 games at right guard...Only non-start was against Houston in order to allow for a senior Tiger to start on Senior Day...Opened the season with 68 offensive plays against Ole Miss...Played 52 of 64 offensive snaps against Chattanooga...Logged every offensive play in the next eight consecutive games, including a season-high 79 versus Marshall...Ended his junior season having participated in 745 of the team's 766 offensive plays...Played a part in Memphis allowing just 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA.

2005: A consistent player for the offensive line who started all nine games he played in 2005...Suffered a knee injury just days prior to the Southern Miss game and was sidelined for the remaining three games of the season...Did not require surgery, but had to miss spring workouts while continuing rehabilitation...Opened the 2005 season as the starting right guard and played all 67 offensive snaps against Ole Miss...Worked half of the offensive plays in the 59-14 win over Chattanooga...Did not come out of the game against Tulsa, UCF, UAB and Tennessee...Logged a season-high 72 plays against Tulsa...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average...Finished the 2005 season playing 488 of the team's 836 offensive snaps.

2004: Appeared in eight games for the Tigers as an offensive guard and worked in all 12 games as a special teams member...Worked with the Tiger PAT and field goal units...Saw his first playing time as a Tiger in Memphis' win over Ole Miss...Played 15 offensive snaps against the Rebels...Had 13 plays in the Tiger win over Chattanooga...Worked as an offensive guard during the fourth quarter of the victory...Played 23 plays in the Houston game and 13 snaps in the Memphis victory over Tulane...Worked 18 plays at East Carolina and finished the season with a career-high 30 plays in the USF game...Helped Memphis to a win over East Carolina with blocking for Stephen Gostkowski's last-second field goal...Worked at offensive guard in the Memphis victory over USF in Tampa...Logged 22 plays in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green State...Finished the 2004 season playing 140 of the team's 906 offensive plays...Part of an offensive unit that was second in Conference USA in scoring...Memphis was also third in passing, second in rushing and second in total offense in C-USA...Member of a Tiger O-Line that allowed just five sacks in 2004, which led the league...Tiger offense was also ninth nationally in total offense.

2003: One of the Tigers' young offensive line prospects who was redshirted in 2003...Received the 2003 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award...Spent the fall of 2003 working with the Tiger offensive scout team as both a guard and tackle...Worked against the number one defensive unit throughout the fall.

Prep: Lettered as both an offensive and defensive lineman at Starr's Mill High for Coach Mike Earwood...Selected to the GACA Coaches' Choice first team all-state squad as a senior...Named first team all-county by the Fayette Daily News and Today in Peachtree City as a defensive lineman...Had a season-high 18 tackles in a single game as a senior...Listed by BorderWars.com as one of the top offensive tackles in Georgia in 2002...Also lettered in wrestling and track and field...Helped his wrestling squad to a state championship in 2000 and 2001.

Notable: Was recognized by the Atlanta Council Boys Scouts of America as the male recipient of the 2007 Peach of An Athlete Role Model award...Graduated in December 2006 with a bachelor's degree in geography...Will be working towards his master's degree in the same discipline while completing his final year of eligiblity...Was selected as the 2007 president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.

Personal: Andrew Joseph Smith is the son of Sally Smith and the late Thomas Smith...Born October 9, 1984, in East Point, Ga.


SMITH'S STATISTICS
Offensive Line	Games/Starts	Snaps/Total Snaps
2004		8/0		140/906
2005		9/9		488/836
2006		12/11		745/766
2007		13/13		927/1017
Totals		46/33		2,300/3,525
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