Andy Katzenmoyer

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Andy Katzenmoyer
No. 59
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-12-02) December 2, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Kettering, Ohio
Career information
High school: Westerville (OH) South
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Debuted in 1999 for the New England Patriots
Last played in 2000 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 24
Games started 14
Tackles 101
Quarterback sacks 3.5
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Andrew Warren Katzenmoyer (born December 2, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University, and became the first Butkus Award-winning middle linebacker to play for the Buckeyes. He was selected in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, where he played his injury-shortened professional career.

Early years[edit]

Katzenmoyer was born in Kettering, Ohio. He and his family moved to Westerville, Ohio when Andy was 5. He attended Westerville South High School, and played high school football for the Westerville South Wildcats.

College career[edit]

Katzenmoyer attended Ohio State University, where he played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 1996 to 1998. In the first game of his college career, he became the first true freshman to ever start at linebacker for the Buckeyes. As a freshman Andy totaled 12 QB sacks including 3 in the 1997 Rose bowl[1] As a junior in 1998, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and won the Dick Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Trophy.

Professional career[edit]

The New England Patriots selected Katzenmoyer in the first round (28th pick overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. He suffered a neck injury during his first season with the Patriots that eventually forced him to have surgery and miss half of the 2000 season. During training camp in 2001, Katzenmoyer walked out citing concern about a feeling in his neck. He was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. The Patriots released Katzenmoyer before the beginning of the 2002 season.[2]

Life after football[edit]

Katzenmoyer is now owner of Katzenmoyer Performance, a training facility along with KP CrossFit also in Westerville, Ohio. He also serves as Strength & Conditioning Coach at his alma mater, Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Nack, "Born to be a Buckeye," Sports Illustrated (November 25, 1996). Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]