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Andre Amos

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 188 | College: Ohio State
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2009 Season

Experienced cornerback who rotated with Devon Torrence … 24 career tackles … two career starts … 3 tackles vs. USC … 4 stops in the Wisconsin win … pair of tackles against Minnesota … third-year letterwinner.

2008 Season

Hampered by injury … saw majority of action on the special units.

2007 Season

Limited by injury the first half of the season … rehabilitation from left knee surgery he underwent last spring … saw important action on three special teams units in seven regular-season games and the bowl … special teams dogs tags: Kent State … second-year letterman.

2006 Season

Saw action in 12 games in the defensive secondary and on special teams … collected nine tackles, including four solo stops … intercepted Indiana's Blake Powers on the Hoosiers' final drive to cap Ohio State's 44-3 win … had two tackles in the IU game after a career-high three stops against Bowling Green … had solo tackles vs. Penn State and Iowa.

2005 Season

Redshirted, but impressed the coaches right from the start with his ability and desire to learn.

High School

Played wide receiver and defensive back at Middletown and excelled at both positions … second-team all-state as a senior … seven interceptions on defense to go along with 35 receptions for 500 yards and seven touchdowns on offense as a senior … won all-league honors as both a junior and a senior … from the same high school that produced former Ohio State standouts Sonny Gordon and Todd Bell, both of whom played defensive back for the Buckeyes … played three years of varsity basketball and also ran track (400 and relays) … Middies won the state track title his freshman year.


Son of Carey and Teresa Amos … has an older brother, Chris, who graduated from Miami (Ohio) and another elder brother, Deon, who is currently in the Army … enjoys video games and likes to fish (caught a 21-pound catfish in the summer of 2005 for his biggest catch) … greatest thrill to date as a Buckeye was traveling to last year's bowl game … goal is to become a starter and All-America defensive back for Ohio State.

Latest News
09/03/2009 - For five years Andre Amos and Austin Spitler have labored on the Ohio State football team, one perpetually injured and the other stuck behind a perpetual All-American. With the No. 6 Buckeyes poised to open their season against Navy on Saturday, both find themselves in an unfamiliar place???the spotlight. "Patience is not necessarily a virtue of young people," coach Jim Tressel said Thursday. Except for maybe Amos and Spitler. Asked during camp if he were going to start the first game, Amos said all the right things about being in a battle with Devon Torrence at cornerback. The reporter followed up by asking why he smiled as he answered. I'm just a happy guy," Amos said. No wonder. He has played just 67 total minutes in his four previous years on campus because of a series of injuries. Now he's getting the call to start opposite Chimdi Chekwa against the Midshipmen, who have rushed for more yards than any other major college team a record four years in a row. Amos looks forward to what amounts to his final shot at college football. "Man, this means everything. That's all I can say," he said. "I played early and I've had two down seasons and now it's time to get back on track." Their teammates have been pulling for them all along. They've noticed the hours of hard work, and in Amos' case the days and weeks spent rehabbing injuries. "I'm so happy that ???Dre's doing well this year," safety Anderson Russell said. "I feel sympathy with him because we both had (torn) ACLs. Then last year he was kind of getting back in the flow of things and was thinking he was going to get some playing time and he had another injury. I'm just glad that he's healthy right now and everything's working out for him." After a redshirt year, Amos had a promising freshman season in 2006 when he played in all 12 games. But he underwent knee surgery the next spring and saw only limited time the following fall. - AP Sports

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