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    Andrew Struckmeyer
    Andrew Struckmeyer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vienna, Va.

    High School:
    Thomas Jefferson

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 260

    Position:
    DL



    PARTICIPATION
    Season Games Other Statistics
    2007 0
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    2008 1
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    2009 1
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    2010 2
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    Career 4
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    Career: Walk-on lineman who never missed a day of practice in his career ... Was one of program's most dedicated performers.

    2010: Played in two games, vs. Illinois State and at Rice.

    2009: Played in one game, vs. Towson.

    2008: Saw action against Southern Illinois.

    2007: Did not see action.

    High School: 2006 AAA All-Liberty District defensive lineman ... Colonials' 2006 Defensive MVP ... Earned honorable mention AAA All-Liberty District honors as an offensive lineman in 2005 ... Four-time Scholar Athlete (2003-06) ... Three-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Three academic letters (awarded for GPA greater than 3.8) ... Two-year starting offensive guard (2005-06) and starting defensive tackle (2006) ... Latin Honor Society member (2005-07) ... Coached by Tim O'Reilly (2003-05) and Tim Puvogel (2006).

    Personal: Born Andrew Gerald Struckmeyer ... Son of Sandy and Dianne Struckmeyer ... Journalism major.

    The Struckmeyer File

    Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
    A: Guys Like Me (Eric Church); Toes (Zac Brown Band); Every Time I Hear Your Name (Keith Anderson); Life After You (Daughtry); Break Your Heart (Taio Cruz)
    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be and why?
    A: Joe Gibbs, because he was a great football coach, and an even better person.
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: If something is worth doing, it's worth putting your all into it.
    Q: A song that best describes you and why?
    A: Call on Me (Eric Prydz). It is a goofy song, and I try not to take myself too seriously.
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
    A: I am an Eagle Scout
    Q: My favorite place to visit is and why?
    A: Outer Banks, N.C.; My family has been going there every summer since I was a little, and it's a great place to relax.
    Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team and why?
    A: Brian Peters, he is always talking
    Q: My favorite thing about NU is and why?
    A: The people. I've met a lot of amazing people, who have really impacted my life.
    Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
    A: Saturdays at Ryan Field
    Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
    A: A true Northwestern Wildcat
    Q: Describe your position coach in five words or less:
    A: Motivated to be the best
    Q: Most humbling experience:
    A: The first day of camp, freshman year
    Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?
    A: Graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; we were ranked the No. 1 public school in America by U.S. News and World Report the last few years. It's a really great school, but definitely challenging, and with all of my extracurricular activities, I really had to work hard.
    Q: The best book I have ever read is and why?
    A: The Natural, by Bernard Malamud; I love sports books, and The Natural does a great job of capturing the essence of baseball.
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
    A: Jesus Christ
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
    A: Stephen Davis
    Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick and why?
    A: Any James Bond movie
    Q: My favorite food is:
    A: Steak
    Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
    A: Singing the fight song to our fans after a victory
    Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
    A: The people
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
    A: Picking off a screen pass and returning it for a touchdown to win the Rose Bowl
    Q: My favorite television show is and why?
    A: The League. I love fantasy football, and I think this show is really funny.
    Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
    A: A sportswriter
    Q: The three words that best describe me:
    A: Honest, caring, sports-nut
    Q: If the Big Ten expands in the future, pick one school you'd like to see added and why?
    A: Missouri; another big journalism school, and I want us to be able to play them so we can get some bragging rights.
    Q: Which FORMER NU football student-athlete has had the most impact on your Wildcat career and why?
    A: All of the defensive linemen who I have played with. They really showed me how to work hard and dedicate yourself to being the best you can be, even in the midst of adversity.