Football

Andrew Bridges - 52

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Westminster

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 285

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L

Andrew Bridges

08/29/2014

Vanderbilt - Temple postgame notes

Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7

08/29/2014

Vanderbilt - Temple postgame notes

Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7

05/19/2014

Townsend named to Rimington Trophy preseason watch list

Trophy presented annually to nation's top offensive center

01/25/2013

Fall Academic Honor Roll includes 53 'Dores

Football and women's soccer achieve high marks in classroom.

01/31/2012

Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll announced

Forty Vanderbilt student-athletes recognized.

09/06/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss 9/6/14 (Russell)

Vanderbilt against Ole Miss at LP Field on Sept. 6, 2014. John Russell/Vanderbilt University.

08/06/2013

Vanderbilt Football Practice (Aug. 6, 2013)

Photos of Vanderbilt's football practice on Aug. 6, 2013.

04/14/2012

Black and Gold Spring Game 4/14/12 (John Russell)

Photos from the 2012 Spring football game (4/14/12). John Russell

10/29/2011

No. 8 Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt (AP Photos)

No. 8 Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt - AP Photo Gallery

Honors
• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

• 2011-13 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2013
Bridges opened his junior season with three straight starts before injuries curtailed his participation... Started at right tackle against Ole Miss, Austin Peay and South Carolina... Helped pave the way for 169 yards on the ground in win vs. Austin Peay... Has 15 starting assignments.

2012
Bridges played in 12 of 13 games during the season... Earned starting assignments at right tackle in the first nine games, then returned in reserve role for season-ending wins vs. Tennessee, Wake Forest and North Carolina State... Also played sparingly at TE in short-yardage situations... Was on the field for majority of offensive snaps in first eight games... Displaying excellent mobility and techique as pass blocker.

2011
Bridges became a valuable contributor on the offensive front as the season endured... Concluded as a quality starter at left tackle, allowing opening-game starter Wesley Johnson the ability to move to center when injuries thinned depth.. Played in nine games, earning starts against Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Cincinnati... Earned solid blocking grades from offensive coaches, helping unit average 35.3 points and more than 400 yards in final three regular season games.

2010
Bridges did not play as a true freshman, using the year to concentrate on adding strength and bulk in the weight room... Worked as offensive tackle on scout units during fall practices.

High School
Senior captain for Atlanta private power... Voted team's postseason MVP for Wildcats... Two-way starter as senior, helping Wildcats 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 AP writers... Started at DE and TE as junior, helping squad to 11-2 record and state playoffs... Threw discus in track; earned basketball letters... AP Scholar Award winner, National Honor Society member... In May, named recipient of Character Award from Sports Champions of Greater Atlanta.

Personal
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.

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