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Willie Andrews
No. 31     Florida Tuskers
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: November 2, 1983 (1983-11-02) (age 26)
Place of birth: Longview, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Debuted in 2006 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Willie Thedric Andrews (born November 2, 1983 in Longview, Texas) is an American football safety for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor.

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College career

Andrews was a three-year starter at Baylor and was awarded All-Big 12 honors in 2004 and 2005. Andrews ran a 4.38 40 yard dash at the 2006 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Professional career

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New England Patriots

After being drafted in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Patriots, Andrews played primarily on special teams; in 2007 Andrews returned a kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins.

After multiple arrests in the 2008 offseason (see "Legal troubles" below), the Patriots released Andrews.

Florida Tuskers

Andrews was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 3, 2009.[1]

Legal troubles

In July 2002, Andrews was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge. The gun was found in his car by Texas State Police officers during a traffic stop. At the time, Andrews was serving a two year probation for a March 2002 conviction for misdemeanor criminal mischief.[2]

On February 5, 2008, two days after Super Bowl XLII, Andrews was arrested in Lowell, Massachusetts and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.[3] Andrews was seen driving a black Ford Crown Victoria when police received a call that there was possible drug activity in the area.[3] Police found $6,800 in cash and a 1/2 pound of marijuana in Andrews' unregistered car.[3]

On June 30, 2008, Andrews was arrested at his home in Mansfield, Massachusetts and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm when police responded to a call that Andrews allegedly pointed a handgun at his girlfriend's head during an argument. The handgun Andrews allegedly used was found near a dumpster at Andrews apartment complex.[4][5] Andrews was released by the Patriots the next day, July 1, 2008.[6] The charges against Andrews were dropped in March 2009 after the victim refused to testify against him in court.[7]

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