Andrew Jelks - 50


Paris, Tenn.

High School:
Henry County

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 305


Andrew Jelks


Commodore Spotlight: Andrew Jelks

Sophomore offensive lineman for the Commodores


Vanderbilt - Temple postgame notes

Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7


Vanderbilt - Temple postgame notes

Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7


Townsend named to Rimington Trophy preseason watch list

Trophy presented annually to nation's top offensive center


Commodores stage final prep for Saturday scrimmage in stadium

First scrimmage will be open to the public, with gates open at 9:15 am


Vanderbilt vs. Massachusetts (USA Today)

Vanderbilt defeats UMass 34-31. Photos by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Vanderbilt vs. Houston - BBVA Compass Bowl (Russell)


Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky (Howell)

Photos from Vanderbilt's football game against Kentucky on Nov. 16, 2013.


General Jackson Welcome Event - 2012 Music City Bowl

• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2013 Freshman All-America OL (FWAA & Athlon)
• 2013 SEC All-Freshman (Coaches)

Jelks started all 12 games at left tackle despite playing at less than full health... Moved from playing right tackle as redshirt freshman to left tackle where he replaced All-SEC performer Wesley Johnson... Has started 21 consecutive games on the offensive front... Participated in nearly 90 percent of team's offensive snaps, contributing 16 pancake blocks and 14 domination blocks.

Named to Coaches' SEC All-Freshman squad... Also recognized as Freshman All-America by Football Writers Association of America... Jelks became a starter along the offensive front early in his redshirt freshman campaign... Participated in 12 games, earning nine starts at right tackle... Commodores registered 7-2 start with Jelks in starting lineup... First career start came in win at UMass... Registered 42 blocks that led directly to Commodore first downs or TDs... Also credited with 26 knockdown blocks...Recorded time on the field with the offense in win over Austin Peay helping the Dores gain 442 yards of total offense.

Jelks has drawn rave reviews from the coaching staff despite redshirting as a true freshman... Jelks displayed excellent agility and techniques during fall practices and also added bulk through the weight room.

High School
Senior captain... Three-year offensive line starter... As senior left tackle, contributed over 70 pancake blocks as Henry County went 15-0 and earned first state title in school history... Finalist for 5A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year Award as senior... First Team 5A All-State and named to Tennessean's Dream Team, Dandy Dozen and All-Midstate squads... Earned All-Area OL honors as junior after Patriots finished 10-2... Started on varsity hoops team... Ranked among Top Ten percent of class academically... Attended Boys State as junior.

Andrew Moore Jelks... Son of Bill and Debbie Jelks... Born on Dec. 6, 1993... Dad is an insurance agent; mom is a physical therapist... Has two brothers, Will and Ben... Oldest brother played football at Southeast Missouri... Plays the cello.

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