Andy Studebaker
Studebaker with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-16) September 16, 1985 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth: Congerville, Illinois
Career information
College: Wheaton
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2008)*
Career highlights and awards
* 2× First-team All-CCIW (2005, 2006)
  • CCIW Defensive P.O.Y. (2006)
  • First-team Division III (NCAA)
  • DIII All-American (2006)
Total tackles     110
Sacks     2.5
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     3
Interceptions     2
Defensive touchdowns     1

Andrew Michael Studebaker (born September 16, 1985)[1] is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Wheaton College (IL), and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He is a descendant of the Studebaker brothers, creators of the now-defunct automobile by the same name.[2]

Early yearsEdit

Born September 16, 1985, Studebaker grew up in Congerville, Illinois.[3] While in high school, he played football, basketball and track.[3] He was the First-team All-Conference tight end and a unanimous pick at defensive end in 2003 and Team Captain of the football team his senior year.[3]

College careerEdit

Following his junior year at Wheaton College in 2006, Studebaker was named a First-team All-American[4] and North Region Defensive Player of the year by[5] He was also named College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Year.[6] He led the conference with 17½ sacks (the most in the NCAA in 2006)[7] and 25½ tackles for loss.[8] Studebaker graduated from Wheaton College in May 2008 with a degree in Applied Health Sciences.[9]

Professional careerEdit

Studebaker was the first player from Wheaton College to be drafted into the National Football League.[2]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Studebaker was a sixth round selection (203rd overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft.[10] He was waived by the Eagles on the last day of roster cuts on August 30, 2008[11] and subsequently re-signed on the team's practice squad.[12]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Studebaker was signed off the Eagles' practice squad by the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19, 2008,[13] and played in his first career game against the Buffalo Bills on November 23, 2008. His first start was in Week 11 on November 22, 2009 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in place of injured Mike Vrabel. In his first start, he intercepted Ben Roethlisberger twice, as the Chiefs won the game. On October 31, 2011 against the San Diego Chargers, Studebaker recovered an unlikely fumbled snap by quarterback Philip Rivers from amongst the scrum, likely aiding the Kansas City Chiefs in their improbable win that day by preventing the Chargers from scoring with just over a minute left in regulation.[14] Studebaker had 16 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble at the end of the season.[15] While with the Chiefs, he was popularly known among fans as "The Student Baker."[16]

On April 1, 2013, the Chiefs released Studebaker.[17]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Studebaker was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 13, 2013.[18] He was released by the team on September 1, 2013.[19]

First stint with the Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On October 9, 2013, Studebaker signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[20] He played in 11 games in 2013.[15] In 2014, Studebaker played in 13 games, making 1 start.[15] He became a free agent at the end of the season.[21]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On August 17, 2015, Studebaker signed with the Tennessee Titans.[22] He was released by the team on September 4.[23]

Second stint with the Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On December 15, 2015, Studebaker was signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[24] He was released by the team on February 22, 2016.[25]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Andy Studebaker". Sports Reference LLC.. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chiefs' Studebaker trying to make jump from Div. III to NFL". The Examiner. Independence, Missouri. August 19, 2009. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Andy Studebaker". Wheaton Athletics. Wheaton, Illinois: Wheaton College. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  4. " 2006 All-Americans". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  5. " 2006 All-North Region Team". Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  6. "2006 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM". CCIW. November 14, 2006. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  7. "Small-school sleepers in NFL draft". April 14, 2008. Retrieved February 8, 2009.
  8. "Andy Studebaker placed on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad". CCIW. August 31, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  9. "Wheaton graduate Andy Studebaker ('08) joins the Indianapolis Colts". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  10. "NFL Events: Draft Tracker". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  11. "McDougal's Eagles Comback Falls Short". Press of Atlantic City. August 31, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008.[dead link]
  12. "Andy Studebaker Placed on the Philadelphia Eagles Practice Squad". Wheaton College Sports Information. August 31, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
  13. "Wheaton alum Andy Studebaker joins the Kansas City Chiefs' active roster". Wheaton College Sports Information. Retrieved November 18, 2008.
  14. "How Did Andy Studebaker Come Away With The Philip Rivers Fumble?". Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Andy Studebaker Stats -". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  16. "Hedging Our Bets". August 23, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  17. "Chiefs Release Andy Studebaker". April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  18. "Jaguars add LB Andy Studebaker". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  19. "Jaguars release Shipley, 6 others". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  20. "Colts sign Daniel Herron, Andy Studebaker". Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  21. "Sounds Like Studebaker Won't Be Returning to Colts". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  22. "Titans sign OLB Andy Studebaker, waive WR Clyde Gates". August 17, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  23. "Terry McCormick on Twitter". Twitter. September 4, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  24. "Colts ’07 Depth Chart". September 3, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  25. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.

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