Andrew East is not the type of NFL player who is popular among football viewing public. Though he turned pro in the year 2015, he is not really known to many people in the football community because of the special position he plays on the football field. Every team in the league has a specialized long snapper who represents them and East stands out as one of NFL’s long snappers.
In his little time in the league, the athlete has been able to leave a mark. He has represented several teams in the NFL, starting from 2015 when he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after he went undrafted in that year. Over the course of his career, he has joined forces with notable teams such as the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders (twice), Los Angeles Ram, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
His contract with the Seahawks began on January 4, 2016, and ended on March 24, 2016. The following month, precisely on April 5, 2016, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders. Sadly, the contract only survived for four months. His next stop was at the Los Angeles Ram football team. Like previous contracts, his deal with the Rams lasted from March 13, 2017, to May 3, 2017, leading to his return to the Raiders for the second time. Andrew East was eventually waived by the Raiders on April 9, 2018, after which he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 14, 2018. Unfortunately, the NFL-hopeful was waived by the Jaguars on July 31, 2018.
Andrew East’s Bio (Age)
The NFL long snapper arrived into the world on the 17th day of September 1991, through Martha East (mother) and Guy East (father). He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States to a father who was also a long snapper at Purdue. Andrew had a memorable childhood, he was particularly interested in football in his early stage. As regards to his education, the athlete completed his high school studies at North Central (Indianapolis, Indiana), after which he moved to Owen Graduate School of Management for further studies. He had his college education at Vanderbilt University, where he played and represented the school’s football team in collegiate tournaments.
Family – Wife
The NFL long snapper is one of the league’s prominent players who have a beautiful family. He is madly in love with his sweetheart, Shawn Johnson, who he married in 2016. Andrew and Johnson got engaged in July 2015 during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field and eventually exchanged their marital vows on April 16, 2016, in Franklin, Tennessee. The lovebirds currently live in Nashville, Tennessee, where they are spending the best moments of their lives together.
At the moment, the couple has no children of their own but we are positive their babies will arrive in due season. In October 2017, Shawn shared with her fans on YouTube that she suffered a miscarriage.
An Olympic gold medalist, East’s wife was born to Teri Johnson and Doug Johnson in Des Moines, Iowa, on 19th January 1992. Nicknamed America’s Sweetheart, Bubbly, and Peanut, Johnson is 4 feet 11 inches tall. She was named Shawn Machel Johnson after her birth. The Des Moines-born athlete was honored with the Longines Prize for Elegance Award in 2007 and she is also a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist. She retired from gymnastics on 3rd June 2012 and now banks as a television personality.
It takes a lot to make it to the millionaire’s class in the NFL. Although most footballers receive a handsome reward from their teams, most of them struggle to take their net worth to the upward side. But Andrew’s case is different. He has amassed quite a fortune for himself from his career. His assets have grown so much that it is estimated to be $5 million. Even though he is yet to be drafted, his hard work and appearance in the several teams he has featured for in the league have really helped his financial life.
A large portion of East’s wealth comes from his football career. His last known deal was with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The one-year deal is worth $480,000 and features a salary of $510 thousand along with it.
Height & Weight
Andrew East’s career has obviously contributed to his great shape and body build. With a great height of 6 feet 2 inches, there is no doubt he occupies a space on the list of average players in the league but he is absolutely not the tallest. His weight is recorded to be 109 kilograms, which apparently matches his tall frame. Other details of his body measurements are yet to be made accessible to the public.