|Date of birth||5 December 1983|
|Place of birth||Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Height||2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||121 kg (19 st 1 lb)|
|School||Paul Roos Gymnasium|
|University||University of South Africa|
|Notable relative(s)||Hennie Bekker (father)|
|Occupation(s)||Professional rugby player|
|Rugby union career|
At 6'11" he is one of the tallest international rugby players, but he only made the Springbok side regularly after the retirement of locks Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield. He is the son of former Springbok International Hennie Bekker who was also a lock.
Holding the record for being the tallest Springbok in history, Andries Bekker was an imposing figure in the DHL Stormers lineout. Despite his large physique, he is blessed with mobility and pace; aspects which have seen him become an integral part of the current Springbok squad. His experience and all-round ability was to be crucial to the success of a relatively young pack in 2010. Bekker was a Vodacom Super 14 Rugby Player of the Year nominee in 2008.
In 2013 Bekker agreed to a move to Japanese club Kobelco Steelers.
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Andries Bekker". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- Wildman, Rob (15 August 2008). "Tri-Nations: South Africa call on towering Andries Bekker's for New Zealand Test". Telegraph (London). Retrieved 7 September 2008.
- "Bekker quits WP for Japan". sport24.co.za. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.