When the Los Angeles Rams got Andrew Whitworth in the early months of 2017, they got a lot more than just an offensive tackle as Andrew came with loads of experience and of course his “age wall” being the oldest offensive tackle currently playing in the NFL. The giant had an amazing 2016 season and there is no questioning on whether or not he will replicate same in the coming seasons as he seems not yet ready to run out of steam.
You will appreciate what this one of a kind player brings to a team if you learn more about his bio below as we have comprehensively answered the question of “Who is Andrew Whitworth?” Similarly, you will also get to know his wife and details of his NFL career including his new contract with The Mob Squad.
Who is Andrew Whitworth? Age
Not many footballers were born on the 12th of December 1981 in Monroe, Louisiana, but for one born to James Whitworth and Charlotte Whitworth, he was one kid to watch out for as he took to America’s favorite sport in eagerness from high school. Andrew has a sister called Emily and is known to be left-handed. Other than calling him his first/full name, the football player is fondly called Whit.
Whit was enrolled at West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana where he began playing football more tactically with the Rebels under coach Don Shows. The kid also played tennis and golf and he was a standout athlete in both. He also helped his team emerge in 1998 and 2000 as Louisiana Class 5A State Championship team and following other notable accomplishments of his, Andrew was rated by CNNSI.com as the 6th best offensive line prospect in the entire nation. He indeed made his mark in high school football before graduating in the year 2001.
Andrew Whitworth began pursuing his college career with the Fighting Tigers football team of Lousiana State University in the year 2002 though he was redshirted in the whole of his first season. Nevertheless, coming into his second year of college until his graduation, Andrew started every game there was to play in the entire seasons.
He was highly instrumental in his team’s 13-1 record in 2003 as he led them with 1,008 snaps, 105 key blocks and 82 knockdowns. The year 2004 saw him record 799 snaps, 96 key blocks and 66 knockdowns as they ended the season with 11 wins and 2 losses. Coming to the 2005 season, he played the position of left tackle for his team from which he recorded 104 blocks and had no sack at all. Whit then graduated in December 2005 with a degree in general studies.
Andrew Whitworth was picked by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 55th overall in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He made his debut against Kansas City and was switched to a left guard in his second professional game after which his impressive performance and the scores of injuries suffered by his teammates (playing the same position as his) kept him in the starting lineup for the rest of the season.
He initially played for 2 seasons with the Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, Ohio based team before committing to a four-year contract worth $30 million, which tied him to the Bengals till the year 2013. As Andrew played out his new contract with them, they still found him valuable after it expired for which reason he was handed over a one-year contract extension which he committed to on the 26th of September 2015. At the end of this last Bengals contract, Whit joined the Los Angeles Rams.
Following the end of his one year contract with the Bengals, Andrew Whitworth signed a three-year contract worth $33,750,000 with the Los Angeles Rams ($5,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed). The contract placed his average annual salary at $11,250,000.
Wife and Kids
Andrew Whitworth is married to Melissa Whitworth (former Melissa Clark, 2003 Miss Louisiana) with whom he shares 4 kids; Sarah and Drew (twins), Michael, and Katherine. They met while she was working as an evening news anchor in Andrew’s hometown. As they say, one thing led to the other and before you know it their initial likeness for each other sprouted into a deep relationship which culminated in their marriage in 2006. The couple has remained together since then as one closely knit family.