Andy Studebaker

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Andy Studebaker
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Studebaker during his tenure with the Chiefs in 2011.
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-16) September 16, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Congerville, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Eureka (IL)
College: Wheaton
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
Career history
*Offseason, preseason, or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-CCIW (2005, 2006)
  • CCIW Defensive P.O.Y. (2006)
  • First-team Division III (NCAA)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 110
Sacks: 2.5
Interceptions: 2
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Andrew Michael Studebaker (born September 16, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Wheaton (IL), and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He is a descendant of the Studebaker brothers, creators of the now-defunct automobile by the same name.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born September 16, 1985, Studebaker spent much of his childhood in Congerville, Illinois. While in high school he played football, basketball and track. He was the First-team All-Conference tight end and a unanimous pick at defensive end in 2003 and Team Captain of the football team his senior year.

College career[edit]

Following his 2006 junior year at Wheaton College, Studebaker was named a First-team All-American[2] and North Region Defensive Player of the year by D3Football.com.[3] He was also named College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Year.[4] He led the conference with 17½ sacks (the most in the NCAA in 2006)[5] and 25½ tackles for loss.[6] Studebaker graduated from Wheaton College in May 2008 with a degree in Applied Heath Sciences.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Studebaker was a sixth round selection (203rd overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft.[7] He was waived by the Eagles on the last day of cuts on August 30, 2008[8] and subsequently re-signed on the team's practice squad.[9]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Studebaker was signed off the Eagles' practice squad by the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19, 2008,[10] and played in his first career game against the Buffalo Bills on November 23, 2008. His first start was on November 22, 2009 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in place of injured Mike Vrabel. In his first start, he intercepted Ben Roethlisberger twice, as the Chiefs won the game. On October, 31, 2011 against the San Diego Chargers, Studebaker recovered an unlikely fumbled snap by quarterback Philip Rivers from amongst the scrum, likely aiding the Kansas City Chiefs in their improbable win that day by preventing the Chargers from scoring with just over a minute left in regulation.[11] Studebaker had 16 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble at the end of the season. While with the Chiefs, he was popularly known among fans as "The Student Baker."

On April 1, 2013, the Chiefs released Studebaker.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Studebaker was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 13, 2013. He was released on September 1, 2013.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On October 9, 2013, Studebaker signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[12] He played in 11 games in 2013. In 2014, Studebaker played in 13 games, making 1 start. He became a free agent at the end of the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiefs' Studebaker trying to make jump from Div. III to NFL". examiner.net. August 19, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "D3Football.com: 2006 All-Americans". D3Football.com. Retrieved 2008-09-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ "D3Football.com 2006 All-North Region Team" (PDF). D3Football.com. Retrieved 2008-09-01. [dead link]
  4. ^ "2006 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM". CCIW. 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  5. ^ "Small-school sleepers in NFL draft". www.si.com. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Andy Studebaker placed on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad". CCIW. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  7. ^ NFL Events: Draft Tracker
  8. ^ "McDougal's Eagles Comback Falls Short". Press of Atlantic City. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2008-09-01. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Andy Studebaker Placed on the Philadelphia Eagles Practice Squad". Wheaton College Sports Information. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  10. ^ "Wheaton alum Andy Studebaker joins the Kansas City Chiefs' active roster". Wheaton College Sports Information. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  11. ^ "How Did Andy Studebaker Come Away With The Philip Rivers Fumble?". Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  12. ^ "Colts sign Daniel Herron, Andy Studebaker". Retrieved 2013-10-09. 

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