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Andrew George Athlete Profile

#88 Andrew George

Andrew George
Position: Tight End Height: 6-5 Weight: 251 Roster Years: 2005-2009 Hometown: Englewood, CO Last School: Cherry Creek High School



Conference Honors

  • 2009 Academic All-MWC
  • 2009 Second Team All-MWC tight end
  • 2008 Academic All-MWC
  • 2007 Academic All-MWC

Career Summary

Andrew George came to BYU as the special teams MVP from Cherry Creek High School in Colorado. George caught a total of 70 receptions for 827 yards as a Cougar while recording 11 touchdowns. As a senior, he was second on the team with five receiving touchdowns. George had a career-long 34-yard reception against New Mexico in 2009 and averaged 13.6 yards per catch on the season after nearly doubling total receiving yards from each of his previous seasons. As a four-year letterman, George saw action in 48 games and received All-MWC honors. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Professional

Signed free agent deal with the Carolina Panthers in 2010

Personal

  • Born in Greenwich, Conn.
  • Parents are Richard and Jennifer George
  • Served a Church mission in London, England (2003-2005)
  • Eagle Scout
  • Father was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic track team and is a member of the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Married to Tawny Carlson
  • Recruited by Wyoming, Oregon, Stanford, Air Force and Utah

Before BYU

  • Two-year letterwinner at Cherry Creek HS
  • Led team to a 9-3 record as a senior
  • Named the special teams MVP
  • Earned first-team all-state 5A honors
  • Averaged 23.1 yards per reception
  • First-team All-Centennial League tight end and second-team all-league kicker and punter
  • Earned Most Outstanding Tight End and Best Hands awards at the BYU Football Camp in 2001
  • Ranked 73rd nationally by PacWest Football
  • Also lettered in basketball and track and field
  • Led the Cherry Creek basketball team to a state final four appearance and was one of five selected to the All-Tournament Team
  • In track and field, he placed in state in the long jump and discus
  • Jumped 22' in the state championship

Stats

YEAR   GP   REC   YDS   TD   LONG  AVG./R   AVG./G
2007   13   17    200   0    28    11.8     15.4
2008   12   23    219   6    19    9.5      18.2
2009   13   30    408   5    34    13.6     31.4
TOTAL  38   70    827   11   34    11.8     21.8
CAREER BESTS
Rec:  5 (two times)
Yds:  75 (at San Diego State; Oct. 17, 2009)
TD:   2 (vs. New Mexico; Oct. 11, 2008)
LNG:  34 (at New Mexico; Nov. 14, 2009)


2005 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted after returning from a Church mission in England

2006 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman
  • Saw action in 11 of the Cougars' 13 games during the season
  • Saw significant action on special teams
  • Recovered an important on-side kick attempt in the Cougars' 38-8 victory over Oregon in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl

2007 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars
  • Credited with 17 receptions on the season for 200 yards
  • Totaled a season-high three receptions for 62 yards during the regular-season match-up against UCLA
  • Also totaled three receptions for 20 yards in BYU's victory over Utah
  • Totaled a season-long 28-yard reception against UCLA
  • Averaged 11.8 yards per reception

2008 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Saw action in 12 games, starting three at tight end
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Recorded 23 receptions for 219 yards and six touchdowns, tied for second-most on the team
  • Averaged 9.5 yards per reception on the season
  • Set season-highs with five receptions for 62 yards against Air Force
  • Caught two touchdown passes in BYU's 21-3 win over New Mexico

2009 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Saw action in all 13 games, earning four starts
  • Second Team All-MWC tight end
  • Totaled 408 yards on 30 receptions, averaging 13.6 yards per catch
  • Second on the team with five receiving touchdowns
  • Averaged 31.4 yards per game
  • Had a career-high 75 yards in the San Diego State game
  • Caught a career-long pass of 34 yards against New Mexico, as well as a 27-yard touchdown, the day after the birth of his son, Jack
  • Scored the game-winning touchdown against No. 21 Utah in overtime