Shane Andrus

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Shane Andrus
No. --     Retired
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-10-02) October 2, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Murray, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Murray State
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2007 for the Hamburg Sea Devils
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Field goals (%) 2-5 (40%)
Extra points (%) 13-13 (100%)
Touchbacks 2
Stats at NFL.com

Shane Andrus (born October 2, 1980 in Murray, Kentucky) is a retired[1] American football placekicker. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Murray State.

Andrus has also been a member of the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years[edit]

Andrus attended Murray High School where he excelled at football and baseball. In football, Andrus was an all-state selection as a placekicker and punter, 1st team all region as a wide receiver and defensive back and he gained over 1,700 yards and scored 18 touchdowns in 2 years playing. In baseball, Andrus was an all-state performer as a shortstop and pitcher, participating in the KY state all-star game while hitting over .500 his senior season with 9 home runs, also striking out over 100 batters with a career-high 16 strikeouts in one game. Andrus set a Kentucky state record by hitting a home run in five consecutive at bats. He worked out for professional baseball scouts during his high school summer and decided to focus on football in college.

College career[edit]

Andrus attended Murray State University and was a Marketing Major and a letter-man in football & baseball. In football, as a sophomore, he was named an All-American by the AP and second team sports network all American in 2001. As a junior, he helped his team to a co-Conference Title by going 11-14 and kicking 7 field goals over 45 yards long. He was named first team ALL-OVC 2 years in a row, both sophomore and junior seasons.

For his career at Murray State, Andrus was 26-36 on field goals and 61-62 on extra points. His only missed PAT came on his final attempt. Andrus hit a school record 52-yard field goal against Eastern Illinois as time expired to secure Murray State a spot in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. The victory also gave Murray State a share of the conference championship.

(He did not play football his senior season, as he transferred to the University of Kentucky; but he participated in baseball after transferring from Kentucky during the spring.)

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Colts[edit]

Andrus was undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, but was not signed until joining the Indianapolis Colts on February 8, 2006. He was waived on August 14, only to be re-signed two days later on August 18. Andrus was waived again on September 2 and spent the rest of the season out of football.

Andrus was re-signed by the Colts on February 13, 2007 and was allocated to NFL Europa, where he won World Bowl XV playing for the Hamburg Sea Devils. He scored the last point in NFL Europa history by kicking an extra point late in the game. For the season, Andrus was successful on 14 of his 17 field goals, with two of his misses coming from greater than 50 yards.

The Colts waived Andrus on August 28, 2007, and he again spent the regular season out of football.

New York Giants[edit]

Andrus signed with the New York Giants on January 9, 2008, but was waived on February 13.

Second stint with Colts[edit]

After being waived by the Giants, Andrus was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on February 14, 2008. However, he was waived prior to training camp on June 11 and spent the rest of the year out of football.

First stint with Buccaneers[edit]

Andrus was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 8, 2009, only to be waived on March 11.

Third stint with Colts[edit]

Andrus was re-signed by the Indianapolis Colts on June 9, 2009. He played his first regular season game for them in the 2009 season opener, filling in for Adam Vinatieri, who was recovering from knee and hip surgery. He was waived after that game on September 16.

Second stint with Buccaneers[edit]

Andrus was signed on October 5 after the Buccaneers released placekicker Mike Nugent. After going 0-for-1 on field-goal attempts and a perfect 7-7 in extra points in five games with the miss being a block, the Buccaneers waived Andrus in favor of Connor Barth.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Andrus had in-season workouts for the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys in 2009, but was not signed. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on January 2, 2010 after injuries to placekickers Joe Nedney and Ricky Schmitt prior to the regular season finale. Andrus resigned with the 49ers on November 17, 2010 to fill-in for injured Joe Nedney after spending the 2010 offseason with the team.

Andrus was released on December 1, 2010 because of a serious ankle injury that forced him to retire. The 49ers signed former Pittsburgh Steeler kicker Jeff Reed.

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Preceded by
Mike Nugent
Tampa Bay Buccaneers placekicker
2009
Succeeded by
Connor Barth