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Andrew Whitworth
OT #77
Height:
6-7
Weight:
330
Age:
32
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
West Monroe, LA
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

G
7
GS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 127 123
2014 CIN 7 7
2013 CIN 14 14
2012 CIN 16 16
2011 CIN 16 16
2010 CIN 16 16
2009 CIN 16 16
2008 CIN 10 10
2007 CIN 16 16
2006 CIN 16 12
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @BAL W 23-16
2 ATL W 24-10
3 TEN W 33-7
5 @NE L 17-43
6 CAR L 37-37
7 @IND L 0-27
8 BAL W 27-24

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Bio

      A ninth-year Bengals and NFL player for 2014, Whitworth has been a key performer since his rookie season ... Has returned to his primary position of LOT after finishing 2013 at LG, as part of shuffle caused by line injuries … Has helped lead pass protection that has Bengals ranked in ’14 as tied for second in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (eight) ... Was a Pro Bowl selection at LOT in 2012 ... Contributed last season to Bengals NFL rankings of tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense … Among the team’s strongest locker room leaders ... His 127 Bengals starts (including postseason) are most on the current roster.

      A ninth-year Bengals and NFL player for 2014, Whitworth has been a key performer since his rookie season ... Has returned to his primary position of LOT after finishing 2013 at LG, as part of shuffle caused by line injuries … Has helped lead pass protection that has Bengals ranked in ’14 as tied for second in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (eight) ... Was a Pro Bowl selection at LOT in 2012 ... Contributed last season to Bengals NFL rankings of tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense … Among the team’s strongest locker room leaders ... His 127 Bengals starts (including postseason) are most on the current roster.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in second round of 2006 NFL Draft (55th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-29-06 ... Signed contract extension with Bengals on 7-27-08 ... Signed contract extension with Bengals on 8-31-11.

                2014 game highlights: Has started Games 1-7 at LOT … Part of protection that allowed no sacks in Game 1-3 for first time in franchise history … On Sept. 7 at Baltimore, contributed to offense tally of 380 net yards … Helped pave way for 170 rushing yards Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Supported protection on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee which allowed no sacks of QB Andy Dalton for third consecutive game ... Helped offense tally a season-high 513 net yards, including 193 rushing yards, on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina ... Helped power the way for three one-yard TD runs in goal line situations on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore, including game winning TD by Andy Dalton on fourth-and-one play late in the fourth quarter.

    Previous seasons: 2006—Veterans’ injuries opened the door for rookie to make 12 starts among his 16 games played ... Made 10 of his 12 starts at LOT, replacing Levi Jones ... Made first pro start in his second game, Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland, opening at LG. 2007—Played 1041 of team’s 1047 offensive snaps (99.4 percent) as Bengals set club record for fewest sacks allowed (17) ... Started at LOT in Games 1-3, replacing injured Levi Jones ... When injured ROT Willie Anderson left the starting lineup in Game 4, LG Stacy Andrews replaced Anderson, and Whitworth replaced Andrews at LG, starting Games 4-16. 2008—Started Games 1-10 at LG, but suffered ankle injury in third quarter of Game 10, Nov. 16 vs. Philadelphia ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 28. 2009—Voted by teammates as a team captain ... Helped team to season record of eight games with a 100-yard rusher, including individual club mark of six by Cedric Benson ... On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, helped limit Ravens to one sack while helping Benson (27-for-120) become first player in 40 games to rush for 100 yards against Baltimore ... Supported Benson’s career-high 189 rushing yards Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, while also aiding a sack-free performance up front ... Supported Benson for Bengals postseason-record 169 rushing yards in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets. 2010—Started all 16 games at LOT ... Helped Cincinnati offense rank second in AFC and sixth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed per passing play (one every 22.07 passing plays). 2011—Started at LOT in every game, including Wild Card playoff, one of seven Bengals to do so ... On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, supported pass-protection effort that held Colts for the first time on the season without a sack, playing primarily against standout DE Dwight Freeney. 2012—Helped HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis post a lead of one (14-13) over Houston’s Arian Foster in third-and-one rushing conversions, and Green-Ellis has had only 15 attempts to Foster’s 19 ... Part of run-blocking effort for Green-Ellis to gain at least 100 yards four times in a five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), only second instance of a Bengals back getting four 100-yarders in five games ... Team averaged 168.2 rushing yards over the five games ... Supported blocking effort Sept. 23 at Washington that netted season highs in yards (478) and points (38) ... Helped offense allow no sacks in Nov. 11 win vs. N.Y. Giants that launched team’s second-half surge ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, but was ejected in fourth quarter for unnecessary roughness in an incident that also saw two Raiders ejected ... Voted a first alternate for Pro Bowl, and named to the AFC squad as injury replacement for Denver’s Ryan Clady. 2013—Started 14 games (Games 2-8 and 10-16) ... Started at LOT for Games 2-8 and 10-12 ... Switched to LG early in Game 12 and started at LG in Games 13-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... Missed all four preseason games and the season opener due to rehab from offseason knee surgery ... Missed Game 9 due to knee strain ... Contributed to Bengals NFL rankings of tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense ... Supported rushing totals of 164 and 155 yards in his first two games at G ... Helped the line allow only one sack over Games 11-14, tying team record for fewest sacks allowed in four-game span ... On Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, aided pass protection that allowed no sacks while offense netted 407 yards ... Aided blocking effort on Oct. 13 at Buffalo in which Bengals tallied a season-high in total net yards (483), including season-highs in both rushing (165) and passing (318) yards ... Also at Buffalo, had key downfield blocks on a 42-yard receiving gain by Marvin Jones and a 54-yard gain by A.J. Green ... On Oct. 20 at Detroit, helped lead protection that allowed only one sack as Dalton posted 135.9 passer rating ... On Oct. 27 vs. N.Y. Jets, contributed to pass protection allowing only one sack for two yards as Andy Dalton threw career-best five TD passes ... Started at LOT on Dec. 1 at San Diego, but moved to LG in the first quarter, replacing injured Clint Boling ... Contributed at San Diego to blocking effort that allowed no sacks of QB Andy Dalton, and rushing attack that gained 164 yards (second-highest rushing output of season) ... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, helped keep Dalton sack-free for third straight game and supported 155-yard rushing effort, and Dalton was named AFC Offensive Player of Week with 120.5 passer rating ... On Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, helped offense to 429 yards as Dalton posted career-high 136.5 passer rating ... Aided 439-yard offensive output in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    Pro Bowl participation: Has played in one Pro Bowl, in 2012 season.

    He scores: Whitworth had his only career reception on 12-12-10 at Pittsburgh — a one-yard TD after lining up as an eligible receiver. His score gave Cincinnati a 7-0 first-quarter lead. He became the first Bengals offensive lineman to score a TD since OT Melvin Tuten vs. Jacksonville in 1995 (also a reception).

    College: A pillar of the LSU line from 2002-05, Whitworth never missed a game or a practice due to injury ... Closed career with the second-most starts (52) in NCAA Division I annals ... Played primarily LOT and was credited with no sacks allowed as a senior and only one as a junior ... Earned All-SEC first-team honors as both a junior and senior, including consensus nod as a senior ... Started every game as a sophomore in 2003 as LSU won BCS national championship with 13-1 mark ... Spent five years at LSU, including 2001 redshirt.

    Personal: Hometown is West Monroe, La. ... Led West Monroe High School to three Class 5A state football titles, as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... Graduated from LSU in December 2005 with degree in general studies ... Former junior tennis champion in Louisiana, and is also an excellent golfer ... Married (wife Melissa), with three children (twins Sarah and Drew, and Michael), and a fourth child due during the 2014 season ... A Bengals leader in community service, working through his BigWhit 77 Foundation ... Hosts a fund-raising golf tournament in Louisiana, and enjoys serving as a motivational speaker to youth groups, and is known for having personally reached out to families in need.

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