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Andrew Steven Levitre (/ləˈvtri/; born May 15, 1986) is a former American football offensive guard. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round, 51st overall in the 2009 NFL Draft, and has also played for the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football for the Oregon State Beavers.

Andy Levitre
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Levitre with the Tennessee Titans in 2013
No. 67
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-15) May 15, 1986 (age 33)
Los Gatos, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:San Lorenzo Valley
(Felton, California)
College:Oregon State
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:143
Games started:143
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Levitre played high school football at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton, California, where he was a two-way lineman.[1] In his junior season, he recorded 47 tackles, two quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries. He added more than 60 tackles and three sacks in his senior year.

Considered only a two-star recruit by both and,[2][3] Levitre was not ranked among the nation's top offensive line prospects in 2004. He chose Oregon State over LSU, Fresno State, and Arizona,[4] where his older brother, Erick, played center (2002–2006).

College careerEdit

Levitre redshirted in 2004, and played in all 11 games as a redshirt-freshman in 2005, while starting against Oregon. In his sophomore season, he started in game four of the season after senior starter Josh Linehan injured a knee in game three against Idaho. Levitre earned Pac-10 Honorable Mention as a player and academically.

During his junior year, Levitre started every game at either right or left tackle, and earned Pac-10 Conference second team honors as selected by the coaches. For his senior season he was named to the 2008 Outland Trophy watch list, and started all 13 games at left tackle. He registered a career-high 91 knockdowns and 14 touchdown-resulting blocks and was earned All-American status by the American Football Coaches Association and Pro Football Weekly. He was considered the most-decorated Beaver offensive lineman since John Didion, a consensus All-America choice in the late 1960s.[4][5]

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

Alongside Duke Robinson and T. J. Lang, Levitre was considered one of the best guards available in the 2009 NFL draft.[6] He has been compared to Todd Herremans by The Sporting News,[7] and to Josh Beekman by CBS Sports.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 12 in
(1.89 m)
305 lb
(138 kg)
5.33 s 1.78 s 3.03 s 4.52 s 30 12 in
(0.77 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[9]

Buffalo Bills (2009–2012)Edit

Levitre in the 2011 NFL season.

Levitre was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 51st pick overall in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, and was the first college guard drafted.[10] He is the sixth selection from Oregon State in Bills history, the first since Keith Ellison in 2006.[11] Counted on to start at left guard, Levitre joined a completely retooled offensive line that was expected to feature two rookie starters—him, and first round pick Eric Wood at right guard—and no players returning at the same position. He started all 16 games in 2009.[12]

On January 15, 2010, Levitre was named to the 2009 NFL All-Rookie team along with teammate Jairus Byrd.[13]

Tennessee Titans (2013–2015)Edit

On March 12, 2013, Levitre reached a six-year $46.8 million deal with the Tennessee Titans.[14] Levitre underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in January 2013 and still felt knee soreness just days after signing for the team.

Atlanta Falcons (2015–2018)Edit

On September 4, 2015, the Titans traded Levitre to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2016 sixth round draft pick.[15]

In the 2016 season, Levitre and the Falcons reached Super Bowl LI, where they faced the New England Patriots on February 5, 2017. In the Super Bowl, the Falcons fell in a 34–28 overtime defeat.[16]

In 2017, Levitre started the first 12 games of the season at left guard before suffering a triceps injury. He missed the next three games before returning in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers, where he aggravated the injury. He was placed on injured reserve on January 2, 2018.[17]

On September 18, 2018, Levitre was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn triceps.[18]

On May 14, 2019, Levitre announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.[19]


  1. ^ "Local Roundup: Santa Cruz's Levitre placed on IR, will miss NFL playoffs". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Andy Levitre Recruiting Profile",, retrieved November 28, 2009
  3. ^ "Andy Levitre Recruiting Profile",, retrieved November 28, 2009
  4. ^ a b Eggers, Kerry (December 11, 2008), "Credits pile up for OSU's top blocker", Portland Tribune, archived from the original on March 1, 2012
  5. ^ "Andy Levitre College Stats". College Football at Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft - 2009 OG Draft Prospects",, April 25, 2009
  7. ^ "Pro Football War Room: Andy Levitre",, April 25, 2009
  8. ^ "Andy Levitre Draft Profile",
  9. ^ "Andy Levitre Draft Profile",
  10. ^ "2009 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Oregon St. Drafted Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Inside The Bills". December 26, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  13. ^ "2009 NFL All-Rookie Team - NFL". Sporting News. January 14, 2010. Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  14. ^ Tennessee Titans agree to terms with guard Andy Levitre
  15. ^ Orr, Conor (September 4, 2015). "Titans trade Andy Levitre to Atlanta Falcons".
  16. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  17. ^ Conway, Kelsey (January 2, 2018). "Falcons place starting left guard Andy Levitre on injured reserve list". Archived from the original on January 3, 2018.
  18. ^ McFadden, Will (September 18, 2018). "Falcons place Andy Levitre on injured reserve, sign Zac Kerin".
  19. ^ Teope, Herbie (May 14, 2019). "Andy Levitre announces retirement after 10 seasons".

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