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 61)
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
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

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 the 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 accepted scholarship to play for the University of New Mexico where he was converted into a defensive lineman.

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 as a defensive tackle. The Cowboys offense needed help and like Blaine Nye and Pat Donovan before him, he was switched to the offensive line in training camp. As a rookie he was a part of the Super Bowl XII winning team.

The next year he began the season as the starter at right tackle replacing the retired Ralph Neely,[2] before being relegated into a reserve role. He was waived on September 3, 1982.[3]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 9, 1982, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns. 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.[5] The next year he couldn't pass the Bears physical exam and left the team.[6]

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