Andre Frazier

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Andre Frazier
Andre Frazier Bengals.jpg
No. --     Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-29) June 29, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Hughes Center
College: Cincinnati
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles 42
Sacks 2.0
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Andre Frazier (born June 29, 1982) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Cincinnati.

Frazier earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the son of former NFL linebacker Guy Frazier.

Early years[edit]

Frazier attended Hughes Center High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a letterman in football. He was a two-time first-team All-City honoree, and helped lead his team to two League Titles. Andre Frazier graduated from Hughes High School in 2000.

College career[edit]

Frazier played his College Football at the University of Cincinnati from 2000-2004. He earned University of Cincinnati 2004 Strothman Award for academic and athletic excellence.

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Steelers[edit]

Frazier signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. He was activated from the practice squad to the regular 53-man roster prior to the first game. He played in 11 of the teams games, primarily on special teams. Frazier suffered a debilitating fibula fracture in the 2006 AFC Championship game VS the Denver Broncos, however he celebrated on the sideline as his team defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL and he received a Super Bowl XL Championship ring.

Prior to the start of the 2006 season, Frazier was cut by the Steelers.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On September 28, 2006 Frazier was signed by his hometown team, the Cincinnati Bengals. During the 2007 NFL season, Frazier was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals for the first two games of the season. However after a devastating loss to the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati released Frazier.

Second stint with Steelers[edit]

After being let go by Cincinnati, Frazier was re-signed by the Steelers. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Frazier was re-signed to a two-year, $1.375 million contract with a $125,000 signing bonus on March 12. On August 12, 2010, Frazier was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[1]

Personal[edit]

Andre Frazier's father, Guy Frazier was a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills.

Both father and son were rookies when their respective teams made it to the Super Bowl, though only Andre's team was victorious. When Guy was asked how he felt about his son winning a Super Bowl Championship, he replied, "A father always wants to see his son do better than himself. Andre's victory is nothing less than a great accomplishment for him and an even greater source of pride for myself."

Frazier is married to Kea; the couple have a son, Andre II, and a daughter, Kayla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steelers Training Camp: Sepulveda To Kick Off; Players Talk Lockout". WTAE. August 19, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2011. 

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