William Andrews American Football Running back

William Andrews (born December 25, 1955 in Thomasville, Georgia) is a former NFL football running back. He played collegiately at Auburn University along with future NFL backs James Brooks and Joe Cribbs. Andrews was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft. While he was primarily used as a blocking back in college, Andrews excelled as a blocker, runner and pass catcher during his pro career. He would make an immediate impact, finishing with 167 yards rushing in his NFL debut as the Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints, 40-34. Playing in 15 games, Andrews finished his rookie season with 1,023 yards rushing and was named to the all-rookie team. In 1980, Andrews helped lead the Falcons to a 12-4 record and a first-place finish in the NFC West division. He finished the season with 1,308 yards rushing, averaged 4.9 yards per attempt and also caught 51 passes for 456 yards. The season was the first of four straight in which Andrews was selected to play in the Pro Bowl. While the Falcons record slipped in 1981, Andrews would have another great season.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 25th, 1955
United States of America
Places lived
Thomasville , Georgia
pop. 18,718 (2013)


1. Auburn University Colleges/University

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state. Auburn was chartered on February 7, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, the college became the state's first public land-grant university under the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1892, the college became the first four-year coeducational school in the state. The curriculum at the university originally focused on arts and agriculture. This trend changed under the guidance of Dr. William Leroy Broun, who taught classics and sciences and believed both disciplines were important in the overall growth of the university and the individual. The college was renamed the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1899, largely because of Dr. Broun’s influence. The college continued expanding, and in 1960 its name was officially changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 459 mil. $
2010. 411 mil. $
Institution colors
February 7th, 1856
23 Samford Hall, 36849 - Auburn, Alabama
2013. 19,799
2010. 20,221
2009. 19,926
2013. 5,065
2011. 5,023
2010. 4,857
Acceptance rate
2012. 77.2 %
2010. 70.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.85 K $
2011. 8.7 K $
2010. 7.9 K $
2009. 6.97 K $
2008. 6.5 K $
Official web page www.auburn.edu
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