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Senior captain for Atlanta private power... Voted team's postseason MVP for Wildcats... Two-way starter as senior, helping Cats to 9-4 record and second round of AA playoffs... As senior DE, contributed 45 total tackles, five QB sacks and four forced fumbles... Posted 43 pancake blocks as starting OT... Earned first team AA All-State DL by Atlanta Journal-Constitution and All-State OL by Associated Press... Started at DE and TE as junior, helping Westminster to 11-2 record and state playoffs... As discus thrower, helped Wildcats win 2009 state track meet... Also earned letters in basketball... AP Scholar Award winner and National Honor Society member.
Andrew Russell Bridges... Son of William and Lisa Bridges... Born April 24, 1992 in Atlanta... Has two brothers, William and Joe... Entire immediate family - including four grandparents, reside in Atlanta... Dad, who played football at Virginia, owns Cadillac and Buick GMC dealerships... Three relatives, including grandmother, have graduated from Vanderbilt; a cousin is enrolled... Involved in school's FCA activities... Plays the guitar.
HEAD COACH GERRY ROMBERG
"Vanderbilt is getting a great athlete and an outstanding young man. Andrew is one of the best offensive lineman to come through here. As a defensive end, our opponents just ran away for him.
"Andrew is going to get better and better as he continues to grow. Once he gets in the conditioning program at Vanderbilt, he'll be able to carry a lot more weight.
"Andrew was extremely versatile. Vanderbilt and two ACC schools offered him scholarships, and each offered at a different position."