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Andrew Whitworth
G #77
Height:
6-7
Weight:
335
Age:
32
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
West Monroe, LA
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2013):

G
14
GS
14
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 120 116
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 @CHI L 21-24
2 PIT W 20-10
3 GB W 34-30
4 @CLE L 6-17
5 NE W 13-6
6 @BUF W 27-24
7 @DET W 27-24
8 NYJ W 49-9
9 @MIA L 20-22
10 @BAL L 17-20
11 CLE W 41-20
13 @SD W 17-10
14 IND W 42-28
15 @PIT L 20-30
16 MIN W 42-14
17 BAL W 34-17

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Bio

2013 GENERAL: Started 14 games (Games 2-8 and 10-16) ... Started at LT for Games 2-8 and 10-12 ... Switched to LG early in Game 12 and started at LG in Games 13-16 ... Missed all four preseason games and the season opener due to rehab from offseason knee surgery ... Missed Game 9 due to knee strain.

2013 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, aided pass protection that allowed no sacks while offense netted 407 yards … Contributed to blocking that supported 105.5 passer rating by Andy Dalton on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay … Helped power offense to season-best 162 rushing yards Oct. 6 vs. New England ... Aided blocking effort 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 career-high 135.9 passer rating … On Oct. 27 vs. N.Y. Jets, contributed to pass protection allowing only one sack for two yards as Dalton threw career-best five TD passes ... Helped lead pass blocking effort Nov. 17 that allowed no sacks of Dalton ... Started at LT 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 Dalton for second straight game, 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 ... Contributed to blocking effort Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore that allowed no sacks of Dalton, and offense tallied 392 yards of net offense.

A key player on the Bengals offensive line since his rookie season, Whitworth was a Pro Bowl selection at LT last season, and this year he shuttled between T and G as line has coped with various player injuries ... Contributed to Bengals offensive 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 … Is also among the team’s strongest locker room leaders.

2013 GENERAL: Started 14 games (Games 2-8 and 10-16) ... Started at LT for Games 2-8 and 10-12 ... Switched to LG early in Game 12 and started at LG in Games 13-16 ... Missed all four preseason games and the season opener due to rehab from offseason knee surgery ... Missed Game 9 due to knee strain.

2013 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, aided pass protection that allowed no sacks while offense netted 407 yards … Contributed to blocking that supported 105.5 passer rating by Andy Dalton on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay … Helped power offense to season-best 162 rushing yards Oct. 6 vs. New England ... Aided blocking effort 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 career-high 135.9 passer rating … On Oct. 27 vs. N.Y. Jets, contributed to pass protection allowing only one sack for two yards as Dalton threw career-best five TD passes ... Helped lead pass blocking effort Nov. 17 that allowed no sacks of Dalton ... Started at LT 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 Dalton for second straight game, 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 ... Contributed to blocking effort Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore that allowed no sacks of Dalton, and offense tallied 392 yards of net offense.

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.

PRO BOWL PARTICIPATION: Has played in one Pro Bowl ... Played in 2012 season game at Honolulu.

HE SCORES:On Dec. 12, 2010 at Pittsburgh, Whitworth had his first career reception — for 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 T Melvin Tuten vs. Jacksonville in 1995, also on a pass reception.

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 LT, replacing Levi Jones ... Made first pro start in his second game, Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland, starting at LG ... On Nov. 12 vs. San Diego, helped offense produce season-high 545 yards and career-high 440 yards passing from Carson Palmer.

2007 - Played 1041 of team’s 1047 offensive snaps (99.4 percent) as Bengals set club record for fewest sacks allowed (17) ... Started at LT in Games 1-3, replacing injured Levi Jones ... When injured RT Willie Anderson left the starting lineup in Game 4, LG Stacy Andrews replaced Anderson, and Whitworth replaced Andrews at LG, starting Games 4-16 ... Recovered a Carson Palmer fumble to preserve FG drive in victory Nov. 11 at Baltimore.

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, and started all 16 games and Wild Card playoff at LT ... Helped team to 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 LT ... Helped Cincinnati offense rank second in AFC and sixth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed per passing play (one every 22.07 passing plays) ... Aided offensive outputs of 469 yards Oct. 24 at Atlanta and 413 yards Oct. 3 at Cleveland ... Aided 38:03 possession time and 188-yard team rushing output Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, both season bests ... Supported 371-net yard performance with no sacks allowed in win Dec. 26 vs. San Diego.

2011 - Started at LT in every game, including Wild Card playoff, one of seven Bengals to do so ... On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, aided blocking effort that helped produce Cedric Benson’s 121-yard rushing performance ... Helped team rush 32-for-171 (5.3 average) Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 104 yards for Benson ... On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, supported pass-protection effort that held Colts for the first time in season without a sack, playing primarily against standout DE Dwight Freeney ... Helped lead 483-yard blocking effort Nov. 20 at Baltimore ... On Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, helped lead protection effort for 389 yards of total offense, including 106 rushing yards by Benson ... Aided 165-yard rushing output Dec. 24 vs. Arizona.

2012 — One of 10 Bengals to start all 16 games, and also started Wild Card playoff ... Helped RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis post a lead of one (14-13) over Houston’s Arian Foster in third-and-one rushing conversions, and Green-Ellis had only 15 attempts to Foster’s 19 ... Helped blocking effort Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland for offensive output that netted 375 yards and 34 points ... Supported blocking effort Sept. 23 at Washington that netted season highs in yards (478) and points (38) ... Contributed to 382-yard output Sept. 30 at Jacksonville while allowing no sacks ... Supported blocking effort Oct. 14 at Cleveland that paved way for 438 yards ... Helped offense allow no sacks in Nov. 11 win vs. N.Y. Giants that launched team’s second-half surge ... Supported 189 team rushing yards Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards Nov. 25 vs. Kansas City, but was ejected in fourth quarter for unnecessary roughness in an incident that also saw two Raiders ejected ... Supported third straight 100-yard rushing game for Green-Ellis (25-118) Dec. 2 at San Diego and helped in protection allowing only one sack ... Helped support blocking effort Dec. 9 vs. Dallas for team’s 146 yards net rushing ... In Thursday night win Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, aided rushing effort of 41-for-157 (3.8) and season-best 37:40 possession time, with Green-Ellis (106) becoming only second player in team history to get four 100-yard rushing totals in span of five games.

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 LT 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 ... Second-team All-America choice by Walter Camp Foundation as a senior, and third-team All-America by Associated Press ... 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 season.

PERSONAL: Hometown is West Monroe, La. ... At West Monroe High School, was rated by SI.com (then called “CNNSI.com”) as sixth-best offensive line prospect in the nation ... Led West Monroe 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) ... A Bengals leader in community service, working through his BigWhit 77 Foundation ... Hosts a fundraising golf tournament in Louisiana ... 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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