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6-6 / 285
Trio among 825 nationally recognized by National Football Foundation
Tennessee 24, Vanderbilt 17
Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7
Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7
Trophy presented annually to nation's top offensive center
January 3, 2014
January 1, 2014
December 12, 2013
November 26, 2013
November 23, 2013
Vanderbilt against Ole Miss at LP Field on Sept. 6, 2014. John Russell/Vanderbilt University.
Photos of Vanderbilt's football practice on Aug. 6, 2013.
Photos from the 2012 Spring football game (4/14/12). John Russell
No. 8 Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt - AP Photo Gallery
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
In his final season, Bridges earned two starting assignments while seeing action on the offensive front in all 12 games... Opened the season vs. Temple and closed his career vs. Tennessee as the Commodores' starting right tackle... Ended career with 20 starts... Registered 11 pancake blocks while participating in nearly 350 offensive snaps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.