35 Facts About Andrew Whitworth


Andrew James Whitworth was born on December 12,1981 and is a former American football tackle who played in the National Football League for 16 seasons.


Andrew Whitworth spent his first 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and his final five with the Los Angeles Rams.


Andrew Whitworth was a member of the team that won Super Bowl LVI, his final NFL game.


Andrew Whitworth was a part of three Louisiana Class 5A State Championship teams in 1997,1998, and 2000 when the school was listed by the National High School Football Tony Poll as national champions for the last two.


Andrew Whitworth was part of four straight district championship teams in one of the toughest districts in the state.


Andrew Whitworth was a tennis champion in Louisiana, and was an excellent golfer.


Andrew Whitworth participated in the first-ever US Army All-American Bowl game on December 30,2000, along with other future LSU players Marcus Spears, Marquise Hill, and Ben Wilkerson.


Andrew Whitworth did not play in the 2001 season as he was redshirted.


Andrew Whitworth led the team with 1,008 snaps and credited with 105 key blocks, including 82 knockdowns.


Andrew Whitworth's play was key for an offense that scored 39 TDs and averaged 395.6 yards per game.


Andrew Whitworth was credited with 96 key blocks, including 66 knockdowns, and played every offensive snap during a four-game stretch against Georgia, Florida, Troy, and Vanderbilt.


Andrew Whitworth played every offensive snap in nine of the thirteen contests, for an offense that averaged 374.1 yards per game.


Andrew Whitworth earned All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors in each of his last two seasons, including a consensus nod as a senior.


Andrew Whitworth was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round in the 2006 NFL Draft.


Andrew Whitworth started at left guard in the following week against the Cleveland Browns, as part of a line shuffle where left guard Eric Steinbach replaced injured Levi Jones at left tackle.


Andrew Whitworth helped the Bengals pile up 481 yards against Browns, including 145 rushing yards by Rudi Johnson.


Andrew Whitworth was in the starting lineup for Carson Palmer.


Andrew Whitworth had a key block on Rudi Johnson's seven-yard touchdown run in first quarter.


On July 25,2008, Andrew Whitworth agreed in principle to a four-year extension worth a reported $30 million that would keep him in Cincinnati through 2013.


Andrew Whitworth was ejected from a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars after getting into a fight with Jaguars defensive end John Henderson.


Andrew Whitworth started all sixteen games of the season, allowing just five sacks and helping running back Cedric Benson have a breakout year rushing for 1,251 yards.


On December 12,2010 Andrew Whitworth caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Andrew Whitworth was ejected from a game against the Oakland Raiders after throwing a punch during a skirmish late in the game.


In January 2013, for the first time in his career, Andrew Whitworth was named a left tackle on the AFC Pro Bowl team.


Andrew Whitworth was voted as the 67th best player by his peers in the 2016 list.


Andrew Whitworth signed a one-year contract extension with the Bengals on September 26,2015.


On March 9,2017, Andrew Whitworth signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams.


Andrew Whitworth was ranked 87th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.


In 2018, Andrew Whitworth helped the Rams reach Super Bowl LIII after they defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round and New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.


Andrew Whitworth was placed on injured reserve the next day.


Andrew Whitworth was activated on January 7,2021, before the team's playoff game.


Andrew Whitworth was named the 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year at the 11th Annual NFL Honors.


On March 15,2022, Andrew Whitworth announced his retirement after 16 seasons.


Andrew Whitworth said he grew up as a Christian from a young age, but he lived mostly for himself.


Andrew Whitworth is active in the community through his BigWhit 77 Foundation.