2016 NFL DRAFT

Antonio Andrews, RB

School: Western Kentucky  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fort Campbell, KY
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 225 lbs.
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12/21/2013 - 2013 ALL-SUN BELT FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB),...Andrews, who led the nation in all-purpose yardage for in consecutive seasons, tallied a school-record 1,730 rushing yards this season, a mark that ranked fourth nationally, to go along with 16 rushing touchdowns, both high water marks in the Sun Belt. With Andrews earning the Offensive Player of the Year award, three of the last four such honors have gone to the Hilltoppers after current Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back Bobby Rainey took home the honor following the 2010 and 2011 seasons. - Western Kentucky football

12/13/2013 - 2013 SUN BELT PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB)...Andrews led all of Division I FBS in all-purpose yards and led the Sun Belt in rushing yards. He broke his own single-season school record for rushing yards with 1,730 yards, adding a conference-best 16 touchdowns. The senior from Fort Campbell, Ky., was named a semifinalist, the only semifinalist from a Non-Automatic Qualifier conference, for the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back.

Andrews finished the season with the country's longest active streak of 100+ yard all-purpose games (25), second longest 100-yard rushing game streak (11) and set school records for 100-yard rushing games in a season (11) and career (21). In total, Andrews set six school records in 2013 and was the only running back in the league to rush for over 200 yards in a game, doing it twice against Morgan State (213) and Texas State (204). - Sun Belt football

12/13/2013 - 2013 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB)...Andrews, who led the nation in all-purpose yardage for in consecutive seasons, tallied a school-record 1,730 rushing yards this season, a mark that ranked fourth nationally, to go along with 16 rushing touchdowns, both high water marks in the Sun Belt. With Andrews earning the Offensive Player of the Year award, three of the last four such honors have gone to the Hilltoppers after current Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back Bobby Rainey took home the honor following the 2010 and 2011 seasons. - Western Kentucky football

12/01/2013 - Brandon Doughty threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 34-31 victory over Arkansas State Saturday. Arkansas State drove 83 yards on its first possession to score on a 1-yard rush by Ryan Carrethers. Western Kentucky answered with a rushing touchdown by Keshawn Simpson and a Doughty touchdown pass to Willie McNeal. The Hilltoppers (8-4, 4-3 Sun Belt) scored again in the second on a 23-yard pass by Doughty to lead 20-14 at halftime.

The Red Wolves (7-5, 5-2) battled back in the third quarter with a Fredi Knighten rushing touchdown and a Brian Davis field goal. The Hilltoppers scored another rushing TD to close the third. The back-and-forth continued in the fourth as backup Red Wolves QB J.D. McKissic threw a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 31-27 Arkansas State lead. With 10 seconds to play, Doughty hit McNeal from 2 yards for the Hilltoppers win. The Hilltoppers can thank a holding penalty that called back a successful 52-yard field goal attempt from Davis, but the penalty moved Arkansas State just outside of field goal range. Antonio Andrews rushed for 119 yards on 20 attempts and used a 39-yard reception from Doughty during the 99-yard game-winning drive that helped set up Doughty's pass to McNeal. - AP Sports

11/29/2013 - WEEK 13 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB)...The nation's all-purpose leader and No. 2 rusher, WKU's Antonio Andrews, put himself further ahead with a 226 yard performance at Texas State. Andrews recorded his school-record fifth 200-yard rushing performance, finishing with 204 yards on 21 carries (9.7 YPC) with three touchdowns. He also now has 20 career 100-yard games, the most among active players and second-most in school history. It was his 10th consecutive 100-yard game, the second-longest streak in the country and a school record.

Andrews had a pair of touchdown runs going 33 and 47 yards each, while his seven-yarder was set up by his own 22-yard carry the play before. Andrews is averaging 146.5 yards per game, 66.7 yards more than any other SBC running back, and his 15 rushing touchdowns are a league-best. He also leads the league in scoring at 8.2 per game and is the only running back in the nation to have 1,200 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards (1,611 and 420). Additionally, he is the only player in the country to average more than 200 all-purpose yards per game. - Sun Belt football

11/24/2013 - Antonio Andrews ran 21 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns and Western Kentucky added a 38-7 win over Texas State to its bowl resume on Saturday night. Western Kentucky (7-4, 3-3 Sun Belt) led 17-7 at the half and scored three touchdowns - all on the ground - in the fourth quarter. Leon Allen ran for 53 yards and a touchdown and Anthony Wales added 46 yards and another score.

The Hilltoppers outgained Texas State 473-152 in total offense. The Hilltoppers averaged 6.98 yards per carry for 321 yards while holding the Bobcats to just 16 yards rushing. Western Kentucky had no turnovers while forcing five. Tyler Arndt had three interceptions in five pass attempts for Texas State (6-5, 2-4). Tyler Jones replaced him and finished 14 of 25 for 104 yards, a touchdown and an interception. - AP Sports

11/09/2013 - Antonio Andrews, the nation's leading rusher once recruited to play at West Point, ran for 117 yards and the game-winning touchdown with 32 seconds left as Western Kentucky came back to beat Army 21-17 Saturday in the teams' first meeting. Brandon Doughty was 16 for 24 for 199 yards and two touchdowns for the Hilltoppers (6-4, 2-3 Sun Belt), who clinched bowl eligibility for the third straight season.

Held scoreless in the first half, Western Kentucky went up ahead on Doughty's second touchdown pass to Willie McNeal, which made it 14-10 early in the fourth. Army (3-7) took a 17-14 lead on Terry Baggett's 20-yard rush with 7:03 to go, but couldn't stop Andrews on the next drive as he ran in unscathed for the go-ahead score. The Hilltoppers played in New York for the first time in their 94-year history. - AP Sports

11/02/2013 - Antonio Andrews rushed for 110 yards, Brandon Doughty had 206 yards passing and Keshawn Simpson ran for four touchdowns to help Western Kentucky and coach Bobby Petrino beat Georgia State 44-28 on Saturday. Petrino made his first appearance at the Georgia Dome since abruptly resigning 13 games into his only season as Atlanta Falcons coach six years ago. The announced crowd of 5,377 barely acknowledged Petrino in pre-game introductions.

Over 69,000 fans were at his last game in Atlanta, a 34-14 Monday night loss to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 10, 2007. Petrino shocked the Falcons with his sudden departure for Arkansas the following day. He went 34-17 with the Razorbacks, but was fired in April 2012 after acknowledging an extramarital affair. Western Kentucky (5-4, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak. Ronnie Bell had two touchdown passes for Georgia State (0-9, 0-4). - AP Sports

10/24/2013 - Antonio Andrews is proving again to be the nation's most versatile running back, racking up yards in a Western Kentucky offense needing his multiple contributions. The Hilltoppers senior is on track to lead the NCAA in all-purpose yards. He has 1,610 yards entering Saturday's game against Troy. Andrews also has a chance to top last year's 13-game total of 3,161 that fell 88 shy of Barry Sanders' record set during his 1988 Heisman Trophy season.

WKU (4-3, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference) will need Andrews' many skills against Troy (4-3, 2-1), especially his burly rushing style. The Trojans' run defense ranks second in the league with a per-game average of 141 yards allowed. With turnovers plaguing the Hilltoppers' offense, Andrews' running becomes even more important in their quest to establish consistency. "We just have to play with heart," Andrews said of the team's urgency. "We're missing that. We have to come together and play more as a team and leave it all out there. . We have to be confident in ourselves. That's it -- all mental mistakes and just a lack of focus, a lack of confidence."

Hilltoppers coaches certainly aren't questioning Andrews' mettle. With 1,036 yards rushing, he's on pace to surpass last year's career-high 1,728. He has rushed for 10 touchdowns. The Fort Campbell, Ky., native also has 207 receiving yards and 367 returning punts and kicks to average 230 yards per game, nearly 24 more than LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. - AP Sports

10/15/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: After an early loss to South Alabama, don't count WKU out of the Sun Belt title race. Bobby Petrino's offense seems to be heating up as we get to the middle of the season and the defense has plenty of talent to beat anyone. Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews now has nine rushing touchdowns, which leads the entire country. - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2013 - Antonio Andrews ran for 155 yards on 27 carries and had two touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 31-10 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday night. Western Kentucky (4-2, 1-1 Sun Belt) scored on its first two possessions, with Brandon Doughty throwing a 33-yard scoring pass to Willie McNeal and a 17-yarder to Leon Allen. Doughty was 24 of 36 for 370 yards, an FBS school record for Western Kentucky.

Louisiana-Monroe (2-4, 1-2) scored 10 straight points after falling behind 14-10. Jyruss Edwards scored from a yard out and Justin Manton made a 34-yard field goal midway through the second quarter. The Hilltoppers put it out of reach in the third quarter, outscoring the Warhawks 10-0 on Andrews' 6-yard touchdown run and Garrett Schwettman's 22-yard field goal. Allen added a late 5-yard touchdown run. The nation's leading rusher with 882 yards, Andrews also leads the nation with nine rushing touchdowns. - AP Sports

10/03/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Antonio Andrews now leads the nation in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards. The senior racked up 182 yards on 32 carries in a 19-7 against Navy. - The Sports Xchange

10/01/2013 - Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews has more than double the number of yards of any other running back in the Sun Belt Conference so far this season. Through five games Andrew's leads the nation in all-purpose yards, rushing touchdowns and rushing Yards. He is second in rushing yards per game. Against Navy last week, Andrews rushed a season-high 32 times for 182 and scored both of the Hilltoppers' touchdowns. Andrews also added 35 yards on five catches and 33 yards on kick returns and two yards on a punt return. - The Sports Xchange

09/30/2013 - WEEK 5 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB)...Senior running back Antonio Andrews's second consecutive game with 250 or more all-purpose yards helped lead the Hilltoppers to a 19-7 victory over Navy on Saturday. Andrews rushed a season-high 32 times for 182 and scored both of the Hilltoppers' touchdowns on the day. Andrews also added 35 yards on five catches, second on the team, with 33 yards in kick returns and two yards on a punt return.

With the performance on Saturday, Andrews now leads the nation in rushing and is the only running back in the country to eclipse 700 yards. His eight touchdowns and 228.2 all-purpose yards per game are also the best in the country to this point. Andrews also eclipsed a pair of Hilltoppers on the career all-purpose yardage chart on Saturday and now has 5,321 career all-purpose yards. - Sun Belt football

09/28/2013 - Antonio Andrews ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers downed Navy 19-7 Saturday, beating the Midshipmen at their own ground game. Andrews outgained the nation's best rushing offense all by himself as Western Kentucky (3-2) held Navy to 107 yards, well below the 398 yards the Midshipmen averaged through the first two games. The Hilltoppers outgained Navy 417-183 in total offense.

Navy (2-1) was trying to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2006. The Midshipmen averaged 552 yards offense through two games but just couldn't keep the chains moving against the Hilltoppers. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds was injured in the second quarter and was replaced by John Hendrick. The Hilltoppers gave up 410 yards rushing in losing to Navy in 2011. This time, they were ready for the triple option and got their first win over Navy in their third try. - AP Sports

09/24/2013 - SEPT 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS FBS ALL-PURPOSE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky)...WKU took its early season frustrations out on Morgan State behind 291 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns from Antonio Andrews in a 58-17 win Saturday night. Andrews' five scores broke the WKU (2-2) record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game. Andrews wasted no time getting things started with a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage against the Bears (0-4). The senior finished with 17 carries for 213 yards on the ground.

Honorable Mention: Tyler Lockett (Kansas State), Reggie Whatley (Middle Tennessee State), James White (Wisconsin), Akeem Hunt (Purdue), Colin Lockett (San Diego State), Jamison Crowder (Duke), Albert Wilson (Georgia State). - Western Kentucky football/College Football Performance Awards

09/21/2013 - Western Kentucky took their early season frustrations out on Morgan State behind 291 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns from Antonio Andrews in a 58-17 win Saturday night. Andrews' five scores broke the WKU (2-2) record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game. Andrews wasted no time getting things started with a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage against the Bears (0-4). The senior finished with 17 carries for 213 yards on the ground.

True freshman quarterback Todd Porter earned his first collegiate start for the Hilltoppers and all four quarterbacks saw time on the field. In Porter's NCAA debut, he completed five of 10 passes for 76 yards and threw one interception. WKU amassed 588 yards of total offense while Morgan State tallied 317 yards. Linebacker Xavius Boyd led all defenders with 10 tackles and Andrew Jackson followed closely with nine in the Hilltoppers' victory. - AP Sports

09/21/2013 - Western Kentucky had no problems with Morgan State on Saturday night in a 58-17 victory at Houchens-Smith Stadium. The Hiltoppers (2-2) built a 21-0 lead and never looked back. They scored five rushing touchdowns and brought back a blocked field goal attempt for a score in the first half. Morgan State (0-4) got within 21-7 in the second quarter but no closer.

Antonio Andrews provided early fireworks for the Hilltoppers, taking a toss sweep to the left and going 65 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Andrews made it 14-0 with 11:01 left in the first quarter with a 5-yard run, bouncing through the left side. Andrews tied a Western Kentucky record with four rushing scores -- all in the first half. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - Western Kentucky has turned the ball over five times in a span of six plays from scrimmage in the first quarter of its game with Tennessee. Tennessee scored after each of the turnovers - including three interceptions by Brandon Doughty - to take a 31-3 lead. The parade of turnovers started when Justin Coleman scored on a 23-yard interception return. After a 3-yard run by Keshawn Simpson on the next possession, Cameron Sutton scored on a 36-yard interception return.

On Western Kentucky's next play from scrimmage, Dontavis Sapp forced and recovered Simpson's fumble at the Western Kentucky 28, setting up Michael Palardy's 23-yard field goal. Brent Brewer forced a fumble by Antonio Andrews and picked off a pass from Doughty on Western Kentucky's next two snaps. Tennessee scored touchdowns after both turnovers. - AP Sports

08/31/2013 - Keshawn Simpson ran for a pair of 3-yard touchdowns and Antonio Andrews added his own 3-yard score as Western Kentucky beat Kentucky 35-26 Saturday night making coach Bobby Petrino a winner in his debut. The Hilltoppers also beat their in-state rival for a second straight year, though they didn't need overtime like they did last year in this win over the Southeastern Conference program. They outgained Kentucky 487-419 in total offense and held the ball for 35 minutes.

The loss ruined Kentucky coach Mark Stoops' debut. Coordinator Neal Brown's Air Raid offense struggled against a Western Kentucky defense returning seven starters from a bowl team that went 7-6 last season in the Sun Belt Conference. Brandon Doughty was 27 of 34 for 271 yards and a TD, numbers that would have been better except for at least four drops including a would-be touchdown. - AP Sports

08/13/2013 - 2013 JET AWARD WATCH LIST: Antonio Andrews Sr. Western Kentucky,...The Jet Award honors the best return specialist in college football. Drawing its name from former Heisman trophy winner Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers, the Jet Award will be voted on by a selection committee, featuring football writers and broadcasters from around the country, as well as Rodgers. To be considered for the Jet Award, players must be a primary kick or punt returner for his team. They must be among the national leaders in return categories and show leadership, courage, desire and respect for authority and discipline. - Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation

07/21/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., Return Specialist)...Andrews became WKU's top offensive threat during his first season carrying the load for the Hilltoppers, leading WKU in all-purpose yards (3,161), rushing yards (1,728), touchdowns (15), scoring (90), kick return yards (726), punt return yards (234) and carries (304). - WKU football

07/21/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB)...Andrews broke WKU's single-season rushing record and led the Sun Belt with 1,728 yards while making WKU the fifth program in NCAA history to post three consecutive 1,500 yards rushers (Bobby Rainey 2010-11). Andrews eclipsed 100 yards rushing on 10 different occasions, tying WKU's single-season record for such performances. He led WKU in rushing in each of its last 12 games on his way to Team MVP honors. - WKU football

07/20/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: RB Antonio Andrews, W. Kentucky...In all, 37 schools are represented on the list. The 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient was former Notre Dame and current San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o. Andrews led WKU in rushing yards (1,728), all-purpose yards (3,161), touchdowns (15), scoring (90), kick return yards (726), punt return yards (234) and carries (304) in 2012. His 3,161 all-purpose yards were the most in school history and the second-highest total ever behind 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders.

Andrews and Sanders are the only two players in NCAA history to eclipse 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season. Andrews also broke WKU's single-season rushing record and led the Sun Belt Conference with 1,728 yards while making WKU the fifth program in NCAA history to post three consecutive 1,500 yards rushers (Bobby Rainey 2010-11). - WKU football

07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Antonio Andrews (Sr.), Western Kentucky...Andrews led WKU in rushing yards (1,728), all-purpose yards (3,161), touchdowns (15), scoring (90), kick return yards (726), punt return yards (234) and carries (304) in 2012. His 3,161 all-purpose yards were the most in school history and the second-highest total ever behind 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders. Andrews and Sanders are the only two players in NCAA history to eclipse 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season. Andrews also broke WKU's single-season rushing record and led the Sun Belt Conference with 1,728 yards while making WKU the fifth program in NCAA history to post three consecutive 1,500 yards rushers (Bobby Rainey 2010-11). - WKU football

07/12/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: RB Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky...Andrews led WKU in all-purpose yards (3,161), rushing yards (1,728), touchdowns (15), scoring (90), kick return yards (726), punt return yards (234) and carries (304) in 2012. His 3,161 all-purpose yards were the most in school history and the second-highest total ever behind 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders. Andrews and Sanders are the only two players in NCAA history to eclipse 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season. Andrews also broke WKU's single-season rushing record and led the Sun Belt Conference with 1,728 yards while making WKU the fifth program in NCAA history to post three consecutive 1,500 yards rushers (Bobby Rainey 2010-11). - Western Kentucky football

07/12/2013 - 2013 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Antonio Andrews, WKU...Andrews led WKU in all-purpose yards (3,161), rushing yards (1,728), touchdowns (15), scoring (90), kick return yards (726), punt return yards (234) and carries (304) in 2012. His 3,161 all-purpose yards were the most in school history and the second-highest total ever behind 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders. Andrews and Sanders are the only two players in NCAA history to eclipse 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season. WKU has now had a player named to the preseason watch list for the award in each of the four years since the award began in 2010. Former WKU running back and Super Bowl Champion Bobby Rainey earned the honor in 2010 and 2011 while Andrews also earned the preseason nod in 2012. Andrews was one of four finalists for the Hornung Award in 2012. - Western Kentucky football

 
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12/21/2013 - 2013 ALL-SUN BELT FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): Antonio Andrews (WKU, Sr., RB),...Andrews, who led the nation in all-purpose yardage for in consecutive seasons, tallied a school-record 1,730 rushing yards this season, a mark that ranked fourth nationally, to go along with 16 rushing touchdowns, both high water marks in the Sun Belt. With Andrews earning the Offensive Player of the Year award, three of the last four such honors have gone to the Hilltoppers after current Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back Bobby Rainey took home the honor following the 2010 and 2011 seasons. - Western Kentucky football
 

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