Gandy, while playing for the Lions.
|Center / Guard|
|Date of birth:March 8, 1982|
|Place of birth: Harlingen, Texas|
|College: Texas Tech|
|NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Indianapolis Colts ( 2005– 2007)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Super Bowl champion (XLI)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Dylan Colter Gandy (born March 8, 1982) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Tech.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Dylan Gandy attended Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas, where he lettered in football and track & field. In football, he was a two-way lineman, a first-team All-District pick, a first team All-Central Texas pick, and also the team's long snapper.
College career[edit | edit source]
Gandy attended Texas Tech University. After redshirting as a true freshman, he started three games the following season. He finished his sophomore year as an All-Big 12 Academic first-teamer, and made the second team the following year as a junior. Although he played mostly guard and tackle his first three seasons, he switched to center his senior year, where he started 12 games. He was selected to the All-Big 12 honorable mention team by the coaches in the conference.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]
Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]
On May 16, 2008, Gandy signed with the Denver Broncos. He was released on September 9, 2008. The Broncos re-signed Gandy on September 25 after center Tom Nalen was placed on injured reserve. He was released again on October 7 when the team re-signed tight end Chad Mustard.
Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]
Gandy was signed by the Oakland Raiders on November 26, 2008 when wide receiver Javon Walker was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on December 4 to make room for practice squad wide receiver Johnathan Holland.
Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]
Gandy signed with the Detroit Lions on April 6, 2009. He played with the team until 2013.