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 Willie Andrews 18
Willie Andrews
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Longview, Texas

High School:
Longview

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 182

Position:
OS

Experience:
3L

2005: One of Baylor's most versatile players, senior All-America candidate Willie Andrews will start at outside safety for the third consecutive year and again ranks as the Bears' top kick returner ... Baylor's all-time leader in total kick return yards (kickoff and punt returns) with 2,057 yards, he needs just 44 kickoff return yards and 11 returns to become the school's career leader in both categories ... His 56 career kickoff returns rank No. 4 all-time at Baylor, while he's No. 3 in kickoff return average (24.68 ypr) and No. 2 in kickoff return yards (1,382) ... Andrews, who also stands No. 5 on BU's career punt return (70), punt return yards (675) and punt return average (9.64 ypr) charts, has made 23 consecutive starts in the secondary entering his final season as a Bear.

2004: Started all 11 games for the Bears as a junior outside safety and earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a kick return specialist from the Big 12 coaches, ESPN.com, Collegefootballnews.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News and Waco Tribune-Herald while also garnering first-team honors as a safety from The Dallas Morning News, second-team Associated Press All-Big 12 recognition as an all-purpose back and AP honorable mention All-Big 12 for his work in the secondary ... Led the 2004 Bears in sacks (three for 20 yards), was No. 2 in both tackles for loss (10 for 37 yards) and quarterback hurries (seven), No. 3 in total tackles (67) and solo stops (48), No. 4 (tied with three) in pass breakups ... Recorded five or more tackles in nine of 11 starts, including a career-high 12 tackles (10 solos) and one tackle for loss at Texas Tech and 10 stops (eight solo) against No. 2 Oklahoma ... Tallied seven tackles against Missouri, six vs. Iowa State and five on five other occasions ... Had a career-high three tackles for loss against North Texas, two of which were sacks, among his five total tackles to earn his first career Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honor ... Also had three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble against the Mean Green ... Equaled career-high in tackles for loss with three against Iowa State ... Led the Big 12 and ranked 24th nationally in kickoff returns (24.7 ypr), was No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 43 nationally in punt returns (10.8 ypr) and No. 6 in the Big 12 and No. 65 nationally in all-purpose yardage (107.6 ypg) ... Was the only player listed among the 2004 Big 12 all-purpose leaders without any rushing or receiving yardage to his credit as he totaled 1,184 yards ... Tallied 100 or more all-purpose yards six times on the season with a high of 185 yards (171 kickoff return yards and 14 punt return yards) at UAB ... Established Baylor single-season records of 741 kickoff return yards and 443 punt return yards, while his 41 punt returns tied the school's single-season mark and his 30 kickoff returns ranked third on its one-year chart ... For the second consecutive season, he also broke Baylor single-season marks for total kick returns (71) and kick return yards (1,184) ... Had 15 returns (12 kickoff, three punt) of 25-plus yards on season and has 33 such career returns (25 kickoff, seven punt, one interception) ... His six punt returns (on three occasions) equaled the second-best single-game total by a Big 12 performer in 2004, while his 171 kickoff return yards (on six returns) at UAB also rated as the Big 12's second-best single-game 2004 performance ... First Bear to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors twice in the same season as he shared the league's Special Teams award after recording 164 total kick return yards vs. No. 16 Texas A&M ... Averaged 35.3 yards on three kickoff returns vs. the Aggies, which included a career-long 59-yard return (second-longest by a Big 12 player in 2004), and 19.3 yards on three punt returns with a 33-yard long ... Had a career-long 38-yard punt return at No. 5 Texas ... Earned third letter and was voted Baylor's best defensive skill player ... Saw action on 854 plays to rank No. 2 on the squad.

2003: Started all 12 games for Baylor at outside safety as a sophomore and was also one of the Bears' top kickoff and punt return specialists ... Finished third on the team in tackles with 67 stops, 46 of which were solos ... Also recorded 6.5 tackles for losses totaling 47 yards and 2.5 quarterback sacks for 37 yards lost ... Tallied a team-high two interceptions to go with five pass breakups, a pair of fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... Returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in season-finale against No. 24 Oklahoma State ... After totaling just eight tackles in Baylor's first three games, he was credited with five or more stops in each of its last nine contests, including a then-career-high 10 tackles (nine solos) at Kansas ... Also made eight tackles against Sam Houston State and had seven each versus Texas Tech, at No. 1 Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to close the season ... Had career-high two pass breakups against both Colorado and at Kansas, while his interceptions came against SMU and at Texas A&M ... His 24-yard interception return against the Aggies was the longest by a Bear in 2003 ... Ranked 21st in the Big 12 in interceptions per game (0.17) ... Returned 26 kickoffs for 641 yards and 29 punts for 232 yards to set Baylor single-season records of 55 total kick returns and 873 total kick return yards ... His 26 kickoff returns tied for third on BU's single-season list, while his 641 yards also ranked third and his 24.65 yard average was eighth-best ... Broke school single-game records for kickoff returns (eight) and kickoff return yards (196) at Texas A&M en route to a career-high 220 all-purpose yards (196 kick return and 24 interception return on 10 attempts) vs. the Aggies ... His 24.65 yard kickoff return average for the season ranked fourth in the Big 12 and 29th nationally ... Of his 26 kickoff returns, 16 went for 20 yards or more, including 13 of 25-plus yards ... Andrews' 29 punt returns tied for seventh on the school's one-year list, while his 8.0 yards per return average was 10th in the league and 71st nationally ... Long kick return of 46 yards came against both UAB and at Texas A&M, while his punt return of 31 yards in the SMU game was a season-long by a Bear and one of five he produced longer than 20 yards on the year ... Had first career rush, a seven-yard gain, against SMU ... Received second letter.

2002: Played in all 12 games as a reserve safety and member of the special teams as a true freshman to earn his first varsity letter ... Credited with 26 tackles, including 23 solos, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... Returned an interception 27 yards against Texas Tech ... Had a season-high six tackles, all solos, at No. 4 Texas.

High School: Longview High School, Longview, Texas ... All-purpose player was a first-team member of the Texas Football's Super Team as a defensive back ... First-team All-District 12-5A senior running back led district in rushing with 1,291 yards and in touchdowns with 15 ... Senior numbers also included 13 receptions for 233 yards and one touchdown and two interceptions, giving him eight career picks ... As a junior he caught 40 passes for 775 yards and four touchdowns, rushed 27 times for 232 yards (8.6 ypc), returned 11 punts for 112 yards and returned 11 kickoffs for 292 yards (26.5 ypr) ... Earned honorable mention 5A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association ... Rated as Texas' 58th-best prospect and one of the nation's top 42 cornerbacks according to Max Emfinger ... Named one of the top 100 prospects in Texas by The Dallas Morning News (43rd), Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Waco Tribune-Herald (top 30) and Austin American-Statesman (43rd) ... Named nation's 42nd-best cornerback by Rivals100.com ... Also listed among the state's 20 best defensive backs by Texas Football magazine and was a member of the Texas Top 300 ... Coached by Pat Collins at the District 12-5A school.

Personal: The son of Walter and Thelma Andrews, Willie Thedric Andrews was born Nov. 2, 1983, in Longview, Texas ... Speech communications major.

WILLIE ANDREWS
Career Statistics
Defensiv
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YEARG/GSUTATTTTFL-YDSQBS-YDSFF/FRPDINT-YDS
200212/0233261-50-00/021-27
200312/124621676.5-472.5-371/252-24
200411/1148196710.0-373.0-201/030-0
Totals35/231174316017.5-895.5-572/2103-51

Kickoff Returns

YEARG/GSRETYDSAVGTDLP/OPPONENT
200212/0000.00--
200312/122664124.65046/twice
200411/113074124.70059/Texas A&M
Totals35/23561,38224.68059/Texas A&M, 2004

Punt Returns

YEARG/GSRETYDSAVGTDLP/OPPONENT
200212/0000.00--
200312/12292328.0031/SMU
200411/114144310.80038/Texas
Totals35/23706759.64038/Texas, 2004

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