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Wayne Gandy
Free Agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: February 10, 1971 (1971-02-10) (age 38)
Place of birth: Haines City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Debuted in 1994 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NFL.com

Wayne Gandy (born February 10, 1971 in Haines City, Florida) is an American football offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams 15th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

Gandy has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints.

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College career

He played college football at Auburn University, where he was a member of Auburn's undefeated 1993 team and was an All-American that same season.

Professional career

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Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams

He was drafted as the 15th overall pick (1st round) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the L.A. Rams. Gandy spent five seasons with the Rams.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Gandy spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999 to 2002.

New Orleans Saints

On March 2, 2003, Gandy signed a six-year deal with New Orleans Saints. After three seasons with the Saints, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on April 7, 2006 for safety Bryan Scott and a draft pick.

Atlanta Falcons

For the 2007 season, Gandy was named as one of the Falcons' team captains. On October 7 against the Tennessee Titans, Gandy suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, causing him to miss the remainder of the season.[1]

On February 15, 2008 the Falcons released him. He was re-signed on October 29 after an injury to offensive tackle Sam Baker. He was not re-signed by the Falcons in the offseason and is currently a free agent.

References

  1. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando (2007-10-08). "Gandy suffers torn ACL, likely out for season". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. http://www.ajc.com/falcons/content/sports/falcons/stories/2007/10/08/falnot_1009.html. Retrieved 2007-10-08.  

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Wayne Gandy
No. 68     Atlanta Falcons
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: February 10, 1971 (1971-02-10) (age 40)[1]
Place of birth: Haines City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Debuted in 1994 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Stats at NFL.com

Wayne Gandy (born February 10, 1971 in Haines City, Florida[1]) is an American football offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams 15th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn[1].

Gandy has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints. He also attended Haines City High School.[1]

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College career

He played college football at Auburn University, where he was a member of Auburn's undefeated (unbeaten) 1993 team.

Professional career

Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams

He was drafted (selected) as the 15th overall pick (1st round) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the L.A. Rams. Gandy spent five seasons with the Rams.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Gandy spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999 to 2002.

New Orleans Saints

On March 2 2003, Gandy signed a six-year deal with New Orleans Saints. After three seasons with the Saints, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on April 7, 2006 for safety Bryan Scott and a draft pick.

Atlanta Falcons

For the 2007 season, Gandy was named as one of the Falcons's team captains. On October 7, Gandy hurt his left knee while playing against the Tennessee Titans; he tore what is called an anterior cruciate ligament, which kept him from playing any more games for the rest of the season.[2]

On February 15, 2008 the Falcons released him. He was re-signed on October 29 after an injury to offensive tackle Sam Baker.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 NFL.com
  2. Ledbetter, D. Orlando (2007-10-08). "Gandy suffers torn ACL, likely out for season". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. http://www.ajc.com/falcons/content/sports/falcons/stories/2007/10/08/falnot_1009.html. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 

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