Mark Andrews (American football)

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Mark Andrews
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Andrews in 2018 preseason.
No. 89 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-06) September 6, 1996 (age 22)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Desert Mountain
(Scottsdale, Arizona)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2018
Receptions:14
Receiving yards:163
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Mark Andrews (born September 6, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early years[edit]

Andrews was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was nine-years old, but has been unhindered by the disease throughout his career.[1]

Andrews attended Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.[2] 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.[3] Andrews committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football.[4][5]

College career[edit]

Andrews switched from wide receiver to tight end at Oklahoma.[6] 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.[7][8] He was the recipient of the 2017 John Mackey Award.[9] In early January 2018, it was announced that Andrews would forego his senior year at Oklahoma in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft.[10]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 Oklahoma Big 12 FR TE 9 19 318 16.7 7
2016 Oklahoma Big 12 SO WR 12 31 489 15.8 7
2017 Oklahoma Big 12 JR TE 14 62 958 15.5 8
Career Oklahoma 112 1,765 15.8 22

Professional career[edit]

On January 4, 2018, Andrews announced his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[1] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13][14][15]

External video
NFL Draft Profile: Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews' 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
256 lb
(116 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.58 s 1.54 s 2.75 s 4.38 s 7.34 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[16]

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).[17][18]

External video
Ravens draft Mark Andrews 86th overall

On May 16, 2018, the Baltimore Ravens signed Andrews to a four-year, $3.45 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $836,660.[19]

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.[20]

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.[21] On September 13, Andrews scored his first-career touchdown in the 34–23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews intends to enter 2018 NFL Draft". NFL.com. January 4, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Parr, Dan. "Desert Mountain standout Mark Andrews drafted by Baltimore Ravens". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ Obert, Richard. "Desert Mountain's Kade Warner breaks 11-man state record for career catches". AZ Central.
  4. ^ Kersey, Jason (2 August 2013). "Four-star Arizona prospect Mark Andrews becomes Oklahoma's third 2014 wide receiver commitment".
  5. ^ Aber, Ryan (3 February 2014). "OU football recruiting: Versatile receiver Mark Andrews was enamored with Sooners from the get-go". News OK.
  6. ^ Kersey, Jason (20 September 2015). "Oklahoma football: Mark Andrews continuing OU's tight end resurgence". News OK.
  7. ^ "Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews looks forward to bigger role".
  8. ^ Carlson, Jenni (7 August 2017). "Why OU tight end Mark Andrews is the Sooners' most important skill player not named Baker Mayfield". News OK.
  9. ^ Shields, Jack (6 December 2017). "Oklahoma Sooners Football: Mark Andrews wins John Mackey Award". Crimson And Cream Machine.
  10. ^ Trotter, Jack (January 4, 2018). "Oklahoma's Mark Andrews declares for NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Carusillo, Brandon (March 6, 2018). "2018 NFL Combine: Stock up, stock down for tight ends". thrphinsider.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "*Mark Andrews, DS #4 TE, Oklahoma". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "NFL Mark Andrews-ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  14. ^ Mayock, Mike (April 20, 2018). "Mike Mayock's 2018 NFL Draft position rankings 3.0". NFL.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "The 2018 NFL Draft Big Board, Vol. 2". si.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Mark Andrews". National Football League. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  17. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 27, 2018). "Round 3: Ravens Draft TE Mark Andrews at No. 86". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  19. ^ "Spotrac.com: Mark Andrews contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  20. ^ "Ravens' depth chart projection after initial cuts". ravenswire.usatoday.com. September 1, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "Late for Work 9/10: That Was Pretty Close to Perfect". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  22. ^ Eisenburg, Wick (September 14, 2018). "Late for Work 9/14: Dissecting the Ravens' First Loss of the Season". Baltimore Ravens.

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