Andrew Gardner (American football)

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Andrew Gardner
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Gardner with the Miami Dolphins in 2009
Free agent
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 33)
Chamblee, Georgia
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 181
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-Team All-ACC (2007, 2008)
  • Honorable Mention All-ACC (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:28
Games started:12
Player stats at

Andrew James Gardner (born April 4, 1986) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech. He has also been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers.

High school career[edit]

A native of Tyrone, Georgia, Gardner attended Sandy Creek High School, where he was teammates with Calvin Johnson. Regarded as a two-star recruit by, Gardner was not listed among the top offensive tackle prospects of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Gardner was an outstanding offensive lineman that started 48 consecutive games for the Yellow Jackets as a left tackle, he also helped future NFL running back Tashard Choice lead the ACC in rushing in both 2006 and 2007.[2] His streak of 48 consecutive starts (every game of his career) was the nation's longest streak in consecutive starts until Gardner underwent season-ending surgery to repair his left shoulder during the 2008 season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Due to his surgery and subsequent inability to perform many of the combine and pro-day workouts, his stock dropped and he fell to the sixth round where he was drafted by Miami with the eighth pick (181st overall) of the 6th round in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

After being cut by the Dolphins, Gardner was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

After being cut by the Ravens, Gardner was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. He was waived on August 23, 2011.

Houston Texans[edit]

Gardner signed with the Houston Texans on August 29, 2011.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Gardner signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 31, 2014. On August 28, 2016, Gardner was waived by the Eagles.[4]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On December 21, 2016, Gardner was signed by the 49ers.[5] He was re-signed on August 14, 2017.[6] He was released on September 1, 2017.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Gardner's wife name is Jennifer and his parents are Jim and Christine Gardner.[8]


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  2. ^ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Bio
  3. ^ Andrew Gardner Will Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery On Thursday
  4. ^ "Eagles Get To 75-Player Roster Limit". August 28, 2016. Archived from the original on October 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "49ers Sign OL Andrew Gardner, Waive OL Josh Allen". December 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". August 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". September 1, 2017. Archived from the original on September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  8. ^ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Bio

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