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Andy Levitre
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At a pre-season game in Denver in August, 2011.
No. 67     Tennessee Titans
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-15) May 15, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Los Gatos, California
High School: Felton (CA) San Lorenzo Valley
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Debuted in 2009 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played     64
Games started     64
Stats at NFL.com

Andy Levitre (pronounced /ləˈviːtri/; born May 15, 1986) is an American football offensive guard for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round, 51st overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Oregon State Beavers.

Early yearsEdit

Levitre prepped at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton, California, where he was a two-way lineman. In his junior season, he recorded 47 tackles, two quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries. He added more than 60 tackles and three sacks in his senior year.

Considered only a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com,[1][2] Levitre was not ranked among the nation's top offensive line prospects in 2004. He chose Oregon State over LSU, Fresno State, and Arizona,[3] where his older brother, Erick, played offensive center (2002–06).

College careerEdit

Levitre redshirted in 2004, and played in all 11 games as a redshirt-freshman in 2005, while starting vs. Oregon. In his sophomore season, he started in game four of the season after senior starter Josh Linehan injured a knee in game three vs. Idaho. Levitre earned Pac-10 Honorable Mention as a player and academically.

During his junior year, Levitre started every game at either right or left tackle, and earned Pac-10 Conference second team honors as selected by the coaches. For his senior season he was named to the 2008 Outland Trophy watch list, and started all 13 games at left tackle. He registered a career-high 91 knockdowns and 14 touchdown-resulting blocks and was earned All-American status by the American Football Coaches Association and Pro Football Weekly. He was considered the most-decorated Beaver offensive lineman since John Didion, a consensus All-America choice in the late 1960s.[3]

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

Alongside Duke Robinson and T. J. Lang, Levitre was considered one of the best guards available in the 2009 NFL Draft.[4] He has been compared to Todd Herremans by The Sporting News,[5] and to Josh Beekman by CBS Sports.[6]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2½ in 305 lb 5.33 s 1.78 s 3.03 s 4.52 s 30½ in 8 ft 7 in 23 rep

Buffalo BillsEdit

Levitre was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 51st pick overall in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and was the first college guard drafted. He is the sixth selection from Oregon State in Bills history, the first since Keith Ellison in 2006. Counted on to start at left guard, Levitre joined a completely retooled offensive line that was expected to feature two rookie starters—him, and first round pick Eric Wood at right guard—and no players returning at the same position. He started all 16 games in 2009.[8]

On January 15, 2010, Levitre was named to the 2009 NFL All-Rookie team along with teammate Jairus Byrd.[9]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On March 12, 2013 Levitre reached a six year $46.8 million deal with the Tennessee Titans.[10]

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