Mark Andrews (American football)
Andrews in 2018 preseason.
|No. 89 – Baltimore Ravens|
|Born:||September 6, 1995|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||256 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Desert Mountain|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2019|
Andrews was born in Scottsdale, Arizona to Paul and Martha Andrews. His father is a urologist and his mother works in real estate. He has two brothers and a sister. Andrews was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was nine-years old, but has been unhindered by the disease throughout his career.
Andrews attended Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He played wide receiver in high school and had 68 receptions for 1,122 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, 81 receptions for 1,494 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and 58 receptions for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. He held the Arizona high school record for career receptions, before Kade Warner, the son of Kurt Warner, broke his record. Andrews committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football.
Andrews switched from wide receiver to tight end at Oklahoma. After redshirting his first year in 2014, he played in all 13 games with one start in 2015 and had 19 receptions for 318 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2016, Andrews started 11 of 13 games, recording 31 receptions for 489 yards and seven touchdowns. He was the recipient of the 2017 John Mackey Award. In early January 2018, it was announced that Andrews would forgo his senior year at Oklahoma in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft. Andrews finished his three years at Oklahoma with the sixth most touchdown receptions (22) by any receiver and had the most receiving yards (1,765) by a tight end.
On January 4, 2018, Andrews announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Andrews attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. His overall performance was described as solid by scouts and analysts. On March 14, 2018, Andrews participated at Oklahoma's pro day, but chose to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Andrews was projected to be a second round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the fourth best tight end prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com, Scouts Inc., NFL analyst Mike Mayock, and Sports Illustrated.
|NFL Draft Profile: Mark Andrews|
|Mark Andrews' 40-yard dash|
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 5 1⁄8 in
|32 1⁄2 in
|9 1⁄2 in
|4.67 s||4.38 s||7.34 s||31 in
|9 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
The Baltimore Ravens selected Andrews in the third round (86th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Andrews was the fourth tight end drafted in 2018 and was the second tight end drafted by the Ravens, after Hayden Hurst (25th overall).
|Ravens draft Mark Andrews 86th overall|
Throughout training camp, Andrews competed to be a starting tight end against Hayden Hurst, Nick Boyle, and Maxx Williams. Head coach John Harbaugh named Andrews the fourth tight end to start the regular season, behind Hurst, Williams, and Boyle.
In the season opener against the Buffalo Bills, Andrews made his NFL debut and had three receptions for 31 yards in the 47–3 victory. On September 13, Andrews scored his first-career touchdown in the 34–23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football.
Andrews closed out the 2018 regular season with 34 receptions for 552 yards and three touchdowns. He also was responsible for two of the Ravens longest passing plays that season. The first was a 74-yard catch-and-run against the Oakland Raiders on November 25 and the second was a 68-yard touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers on December 22. He led all rookie tight ends in receiving yards and finished third in receptions.
In Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, Andrews had eight catches for 108 yards and one touchdown as the Ravens won 59–10. In Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, Andrews caught eight passes for 112 yards and one touchdown as the Ravens won 23–17. In Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, Andrews caught six passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns during the 31–15 win. Overall, Andrews finished the 2019 season with 64 receptions for 852 receiving yards and ten receiving touchdowns. His ten receiving touchdowns led the league among tight ends and tied with Cooper Kupp for second in the league among all positions.
Ravens franchise records
- Most touchdown receptions by a tight end in a season: 10 (2019)
- Most reception yards by a tight end in rookie season: 552 (2018) 
- Longest regular season reception by a tight end: 74 yds (2018)
Because of his Type 1 diabetes, Andrews wears an insulin pump, except when he plays football. He serves as a spokesperson for those with diabetes and speaks with young people about its effects and ways to live with diabetes.
His brother Jack is a urologist, his sister Annie is in dental school and his other brother, Charlie works in real estate.
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