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Quinton
Andrews
Class: r-Jr.
Hometown: Opa Locka, Fla.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 206
Sport: Football
Position: DB

Biography

Will battle for the starting nod at the bandit safety position … veteran who can play free or bandit safety ... also used on special teams … previous bowl trips: 2006 Sugar, 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll.

2008 Preseason Honors: Athlon Sports: second-team All-BIG EAST … Phil Steele’s Football Magazine: first-team All-BIG EAST.

2007 (r-So.): Played in 10 games and started eight, missing the Mississippi State game due to a knee injury … saw action in a season-high 45 plays against Maryland and Louisville … fifth-leading tackler on the team with 51 total stops, including 28 solo stops, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception … also had a team-leading seven pass break-ups … five or more tackles in five games … season-high nine tackles, including seven unassisted tackles at USF … seven tackles, including five solo stops and an interception against Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl … also assisted on a sack and had a tackle for loss at Marshall … had a sack against Pitt … finished with a pass deflection at Marshall, at USF, against Louisville and at Cincinnati.

2006 (r-Fr.): 2006 FWAA freshman All-America ... all-BIG EAST freshman and third team freshman All-America (The Sporting News) ... 14-yard interception and two solo tackles against Marshall ... 31-yard interception with three tackles vs. Eastern Washington ... seven tackles in Maryland win ... five tackles at East Carolina and Mississippi State ... six stops in Syracuse win ... five tackles and a PBU at Connecticut ... 10 tackles and a fumble recovery at Louisville ... 20-yard interception and four tackles vs. Cincinnati ... five tackles at Pitt ... interception and nine tackles vs. USF ... six tackles in Rutgers win ... key fourth-quarter red zone interception in the Gator Bowl ... was WVU’s top tackler vs. Georgia Tech with eight ... defensive champion: Eastern Washington.

2005 (Fr.): Did not see varsity action ... scout team champion: Louisville.

Prep: First team all-state, all-Dade County for Coach Joe Zaccheo at Miami’s Monsignor Edward Pace High ... 85 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior ... also caught 26 passes for 637 yards and 8 scores ... Spartans won state title his junior year ... Dade-Broward all-star game ... part of the state championship basketball team his sophomore year and a track letterman.

Personal: Birthday is June 23 ... son of Laurena Andrews and Kelvin Daye ... one of four children ... majoring in athletic coaching education.


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