Andy Lee Celebrity Life
Andrew Paul Lee, popularly known as Andy Lee is an American National Football league player who plies his trade for the Arizona Cardinals. He stands at 6’1” tall and weighs around 84 kilograms.
Apart from Arizona Cardinals, Lee has also appeared for Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns in his earlier days at NFL.
Andrew was born on 11th August 1982 in the city of Westminster in South Carolina. He did his schooling from West-Oak School and graduated from there. During his school days, he dabbled between there sports – Basketball, baseball, and football.
During his school days, Lee was selected two times In the All-Conference honors and has assisted his school’s basketball team towards winning a district championship.
The highlights of his school career were that his scoreline read 5-0 in the junior category and 8-2 in the senior category. Subsequently, he was selected in the North-South Baseball All-stars game and is a proud recipient of Golden and Silver Arm Awards.
After completing his schooling from West-Oak, he went on to join the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He represented the college team as their starting punter for three years starting from 2001 to 2003.
His scores of 10,353 yards and 244 points are still the best scores by a school player even after all these years.
The highlights of his playing career during his university days was that he became the one and the only athlete to lay his hands at the Big East Conference - Special Teams Player of the Year award a record two times in his university career.
Entry into NFL
In the year 2004, Lee got his first taste of NFL when he was picked up by San Francisco 49ers. In his debut season, he had punted for 96 times out of which 25 of them dropped inside the 20 combined with an NFL long of eighty-one yards.
In the year 2005, he scored his highest number of punts (107) which included 15 punts that were downed just inside the twenty.
During 2006, 2007, and 2008 season he had some great performances. The highlight was in the year 2007 when he successfully beat Kyle Richardson’s NFL mark (39 punts) which was set in the year 1999.
He has scored 42 punts inside the twenty-yard line. The 2009 season saw him return to his peak as he earned his 2nd Pro Bowl Selection. In the next year, he continued to appear in all the 16 games in which he had an average of 46.2 yards in one punt.
In 2011, he had set a new NFL record in which he had averaged 44 net yards per punt in a single season. 2012 was a financially rewarding year for him as he received a contract extension from San Francisco 49ers, which was worth 20.4 million dollars.
However, in his last game for the 49ers, his team lost to the Baltimore ravens (34-31)
In the 2015 edition of NFL, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns. At this time, he was going through a personal tragedy as his daughter Madelyn had passed away at the age of 8 days old. To pay her a tribute, he wore jersey number 8 in 2015.
In the next year in 2016, he was again traded to Carolina Panthers along with another punter Kasey Redfern. However, tragedy struck him as he was forced to stay on the injured reserve list after he pulled his hamstring in the month of November that year.
2017 saw him being signed by the Arizona Cardinals, his third team in three years. But this time, it was a deal for two years. However, in the next year itself, he got a contract extension up to the 2020 season of NFL.
He is also the recipient of 3 payers of the week awards and has been on the first team all-pro in the years 2007, 2011, and 2012.
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