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nunusguy
01-10-2007, 07:55 AM
Philadelphia Eagles guard Shawn Andrews says opposing defensive linemen didn't take him seriously his first two seasons. But motivated to change by the death of a friend, Andrews has transformed himself from a 385-pounder barely able to get down in a stance to a Pro Bowler who often knocks opponents 10 yards off the line of scrimmage.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs06/news/story?id=2725456
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In the 2004 NFL college Draft, Andrews and Robert Gallery were the top 2
OLineman taken. Both played tackle in college, but Andrews was converted
to guard after arriving in the NFL and during his third year in the league has
arrived as one of the leagues best. He was taken at #16 while Gallery, the #2overall, is looking more and more to have been way overrated if not a potential bust.
Andrews was voted to the APs All-Pro team (and is also going to the less significant, popularity contest they call the "Pro Bowl").

jgl35
01-10-2007, 07:44 PM
Shawn broke a leg in his first game in 04 with the Eagles and missed that entire season, so he really is in his second season of play this past year.