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Wayne Gandy

Wayne Gandy
No. 68, 70, 72
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-02-10) February 10, 1971
Place of birth: Haines City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Haines City (FL)
College: Auburn
NFL draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 219
Games started: 205
Fumbles recovered: 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Wayne Lamar Gandy (born February 10, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons. He played college football for Auburn University, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in first round of the 1994 NFL Draft, and he also played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Broadcasting career 4
  • References 5

Early years

Gandy was born in Haines City, Florida.[1] He attended Haines City High School,[2] and played for the Haines City Hornets high school football team.

College career

Gandy attended Auburn University, where he played for coach Pat Dye and coach Terry Bowden's Auburn Tigers football teams from 1990 to 1993. As a senior, he was a member of the undefeated 1993 Auburn Tigers football team, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.

Professional career

The Los Angeles Rams selected Gandy as the 15th overall pick (1st round) of the 1994 NFL Draft,[3] and he played for the Rams for five seasons from 1994 to 1998.[4]

Gandy spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999 to 2002.

On March 2, 2003, Gandy signed a six-year deal with New Orleans Saints. After three seasons with the Saints, he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons on April 7, 2006 for safety Bryan Scott and a draft pick.

For the 2007 season, Gandy was named as one of the Falcons' team captains. On October 7 against the Tennessee Titans, Gandy suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, causing him to miss the remainder of the season.[5]

On February 15, 2008 the Falcons released him. He was re-signed on October 29 after an injury to offensive tackle Sam Baker. He was not re-signed by the Falcons during the 2009 offseason.

Broadcasting career

In late 2001 Gandy was asked by WSB-Radio Atlanta to record some vignettes for its "I Am Atlanta" campaign. After the success of the ads, he was encouraged to pursue a career in broadcasting. He started his own syndication company (The Gandy Group) and launched "The Sports Joc Show with Wayne Gandy". The syndicated three hour show broadcasts from Atlanta and intermingles Sports and Entertainment. The show is currently available for broadcast live or replay and has a live video feed at http://www.TheSportsJoc.com

Wayne Gandy hosted a weekly TV show for CBS-Atlanta Sports' SEC Show with Guy Rawlings from 2011-2012, and is currently a Color Analyst for ESPN TV (2013 to present)


References

  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Wayne Gandy. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Wayne Gandy. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1994 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Wayne Gandy. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando (2007-10-08). "Gandy suffers torn ACL, likely out for season". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
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