Andy Frederick

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Andy Frederick
No. 70, 71
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-07-25) July 25, 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth: Oak Park, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Westchester (IL) St. Joseph
College: New Mexico
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Andrew Brian Frederick (born July 25, 1954) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, and Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of New Mexico.

Early years[edit]

Frederick attended St. Joseph High School where he played as tight end. He also practiced basketball. He accepted scholarship to play for the University of New Mexico where he was converted into a defensive tackle.

In 2010, he was inducted into the University of New Mexico Athletics Hall of Honor.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Frederick was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft, to convert him into an offensive lineman. As a rookie, he played on special teams and backed up Ralph Neely at left tackle, who was bothered by an injured knee. He was a part of the Super Bowl XII winning team.

In 1978, he was named the starter at right tackle to replace Pat Donovan who moved to the left side to take the place of the retired Neely.[2] He was relegated into a reserve role after the fifth game after Rayfield Wright reclaimed his old position.

In 1979, he was one of the last cuts in preseason, but was brought back after rookie tackle Richard Grimmett suffered a knee injury one week before the season opener. He contributed on special teams and as a backup.

In 1980, he was the team's only backup tackle and started in the eleventh game against the St. Louis Cardinals in place of an injured Jim Cooper. The next year he remained as a backup tackle. On September 3, 1982, he was waived after being passed on the depth chart by rookie Phil Pozderac.[3]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 9, 1982, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent. He was traded the Chicago Bears on April 28, 1983, in exchange for past considerations.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

In 1983, he started 6 games at right tackle for the Chicago Bears. During the Super Bowl run in 1985, he was mostly used as an extra tight end in goal line situations. He was placed on the injured reserve list with a toe injury in 1986. The next year, he failed the physical exam and did not make the team.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Honor". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Eller Vanishes from Vikes". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pokes Keep Six Rookies". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bears' Richardson A No-show". Retrieved April 30, 2017.