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Andre Wadsworth
DE, Florida St.

Name
Jsy
College
HT
WT
Andre Wadsworth
85
Florida St.
6035
278

40
BP
SS
LS
VJ
BJ
Grade
Rd.
4.8
N/A
4.38
N/A
35.5
09’11”
7.9
1


Background

1997- One of the greatest pass rushers in FSU and college football history...One of four finalists for Lombardi Award...selected ACC player of the year, Defensive Player of the year...All-ACC First team...selected to the AP All-American team...Walter Camp All-American team...named a first team All-American and ACC player of the year by Football News and finalist for National Defensive Player of the Year....All-America teams for both AFCA and Sporting News....recipient of the $10,000 1997 Burger King College Football Scholarship...former walk-on who led the ACC with 16 sacks for minus-91 yds...second on the FSU single-season record list with those 16 sacks and 23 over his career...tied for the lead among DL with 59 tackles....season-high 8 tackles against USC....rated the No.2 NFL draft prospect by NFL analyst Mel Kiper,,,1996- Earned 2nd team All-ACC honors...4th among DL in tackles and sacks...missed two games with neck injury...played in Sugar Bowl...1995- Named 2nd team All-ACC...finished 2nd on team for tackles as a sophomore...3rd on team in solo tackles and tackles for loss....caused a pair of fumbles and recovered 2...registered 3 tackles and a tackle for a loss in Orange Bowl victory over Notre Dame...1994- Force on DL as noseguard...

High School

Starred at Class A Florida Christian High School...returned a kickoff for 98 yds for a TD....named 1st team All-Dade County...named all-confrence and 2nd team all- state...

Academics

Majoring in Business at Florida State...

Stats

‘97- 29 solo...28 asst...19 TFL...16 sacks...’96- 28 solo...24 asst....7 TFL...2 sacks...’95- 39 solo...38 asst...7 TFL...2.5 sacks...’94- 27 solo...20 asst...2.5 sacks...Totals: 123 solo...110 asst...33 TFL...23 sacks...4 PBU...0 int..

Summary

Dominating player that may be top rated guy on many draft boards.. He is a rarity in the NFL draft, a pure 43 defensive end that has enough size to play the run and also the athletic ability and speed to rush off the corner. He played DT earlier in his career before moving to DE, and he has an excellent combination of all the skills required to be a great player. He uses his hands well, protects his body, and spends very little time on the ground. He is an excellent chase guy, and can get over the garbage to make the play. He plays with excellent leverage vs. the run, is strong at the point of attack, and has excellent quickness for a big guy. As a pass rusher, he has a variety of moves, and can use inside quickness, as well as speed off the edge. He has an excellent motor, and works to make the play. This guy is the real deal, and will likely be the first player drafted after the two QBs.

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