Shawn Cornelius Andrews (born December 25, 1982) is a former American college and professional football guard who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was a two-time consensus All-American. The Philadelphia Eagles chose him in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and he earned three Pro Bowl selections during his career.
Early years 
Shawn Andrews was born on Christmas Day in 1982 to his mother Linda Andrews. He was raised, along with his two brothers Stacy and Derrick, in the city of Camden, Arkansas. He attended Camden Fairview High School, where he was successful as an offensive lineman for the football team. Andrews earned numerous accolades including Parade, USA Today and Prep Football Report first-team All-American honors. He also participated for the high school track team in shot put and discus.
College career 
Andrews received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he played for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 2001 to 2003. He started as a freshman. Andrews was a two-time first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, received the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the conference's best blocker two times, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2002 and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2003. He also won the Jim Parker Trophy as the nation's best offensive lineman in 2003, and was also a finalist for the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy. In his thirty-five games played, he only gave up two sacks. Andrews decided to forgo his senior season at Arkansas and enter the NFL Draft, saying that he did not want to see his mother struggle with financial problems anymore.
College honors and awards 
Professional career 
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Philadelphia Eagles 
Andrews was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles as the 16th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, after trading up with the San Francisco 49ers. The day after selecting Andrews, the Eagles traded John Welbourn to the Kansas City Chiefs, officially making Andrews the team's starting right guard. He responded with a strong preseason although his season was short-lived. Andrews broke his leg in the opening game of the season against the New York Giants and missed the remainder of the Eagles' Super Bowl season.
Andrews returned to the starting lineup for the 2005 season, and started all 16 games for an injury-plagued Eagles team that finished with a 6-10 record. Andrews played well enough to be named an alternate for the NFC Pro Bowl team. Shawn came into the 2006 season as one of the Eagles' top offensive linemen and it showed as the Eagles awarded him a seven-year contract extension that would have kept him with the team through 2015.
At the end of the 2006 season, Andrews was selected as a starter to the Pro Bowl. During a divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, Andrews went down late in the second quarter with a neck injury and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The injury was later revealed to be a contusion and would not impact his status for 2007 season.
Andrews was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl in 2007.
Andrews mysteriously departed the Eagles at the end of June 2008. Later he failed to report to training camp at Lehigh University, without notice and without being excused. He cited unexplained "personal issues" in various text messages with reporters. In a newspaper article released on August 4, 2008, Andrews revealed he was suffering from depression and was seeking professional help. He eventually missed 17 days of camp, and returned on August 10. Andrews started in the first two games of the season, but he left in the second game with a back injury. The Eagles did not put him on injured reserve, but the injury caused him to miss the rest of the 2008 season.
Andrews had surgery in the 2009 offseason, but he re-injured his back at the start of training camp, which caused him to miss the entire preseason and the first week of the 2009 season before he was placed on the injured reserve list on September 15, 2009. On March 17, 2010, Andrews was released by the Eagles.
On June 2, 2010, Andrews was selected in the third round of the 2010 UFL Draft by the Omaha Nighthawks. He did not sign with the team.
New York Giants 
Andrews signed a six-year contract worth $32.6 million with the New York Giants on August 20, 2010.
Andrews made his first career start at left tackle during the team's November 7 game against the Seahawks at Qwest Field.
On January 1, 2011 he admitted he was likely going to retire.
On July 28, 2011, he was released by the Giants.
Andrews is the younger brother of former NFL offensive lineman Stacy Andrews.
- ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 23, 2012.
- ^ "Guard Shawn Andrews signs seven-year deal with Eagles". ESPN.com. June 12, 2006. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- ^ "Andrews Battling Depression, Plans Return Soon". Philly.com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- ^ "Eagles guard Andrews reports after 17-day absence". ESPN.com. August 10, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- ^ Solomon, Daniel (2008-12-02). "Shawn Andrews talks about his injury". Bleeding Green Nation. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- ^ "Andrews released, wants to play again". ESPN.com. March 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- ^ "Shawn Andrews selected in the UFL draft". philly.com. June 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- ^ Giants sign former Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews
- ^ The Blue Screen (2010-11-08). "Shawn Andrews does solid job in surprise start on offensive line; Big crowd on hand for Kevin Boss". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- ^ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Shawn-Andrews-admits-he-may-have-to-retire.html&team=99
- ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
External links 
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Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Wed, 22 May 2013 04:55:41 -0700
The Eagles have battled instability at right tackle since the end of the 2008 season, when they said goodbye to veteran Jon Runyan and tried to replace him with right guard Shawn Andrews. Runyan, the ironman of the team, had started all 16 games for ...
CBS sports.com (blog)
Fri, 03 May 2013 09:29:44 -0700
Reid specifically cited the example of Shawn Andrews in Philadelphia -- Andrews came out as a tackle, but Reid moved him to guard after drafting him (16th overall; the highest he'd taken an offensive lineman before grabbing Fisher). "You saw me do that ...
Mon, 06 May 2013 14:30:15 -0700
He was never as good as Jason Peters or Shawn Andrews or Tra Thomas or Jon Runyan. Those guys, at times, dominated games. Jason Peters may have been the best lineman in football for a season or so. Tra Thomas and Shawn Andrews were both in the ...
Comcast SportsNet New England
The Post Game (blog)
Sun, 05 May 2013 21:29:42 -0700
If he was to make the team, however, he and Nick could be the first offensive lineman brothers to be on the same roster since Stacy and Shawn Andrews played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. That year Shawn Andrews was out for the entire year, and ...
Thu, 02 May 2013 20:04:16 -0700
“Well, yeah, that's right. I'm gonna play the five best guys,” said Reid. “You saw me do that with Shawn Andrews in Philadelphia. Shawn Andrews was as good an offensive lineman as I've ever seen at the college level and then he came to the pros and he ...
Marysville Journal Tribune
Thu, 02 May 2013 11:51:02 -0700
Back row, Bunsold Middle School coaches Jason Heard and Lenard Andrews, parents Theresa and Jim Boyd and Marysville varsity head coach Shawn Andrews. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller) –––– A young and upcoming college wrestling program ...
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Thu, 09 May 2013 13:52:19 -0700
In recent history, Shawn Andrews and Tra Thomas were good enough to start on the O-line as rookies (Andrews got hurt after winning the job), but O-line first-round picks such as Watkins, Jermane Mayberry, Lester Holmes and Antone Davis either weren't ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Wed, 01 May 2013 19:54:18 -0700
Most Recent #73: OL Julian Vandervelde Notable #73: OL Shawn Andrews, DE Derrick Burgess, OL Ron Heller. CB Jordan Poyer - 33. Most Recent #33: RB Jerome Harrison Notable #33: Eric Bieniemy. DE David King - 78. Most Recent #78 - Fenuki Tupou ...
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