Wayne Gandy

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Wayne Gandy
No. 68     Free agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: February 10, 1971 (1971-02-10) (age 43)[1]
Place of birth: Haines City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Debuted in 1994 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Wayne Gandy (born February 10, 1971 in Haines City, Florida[1]) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams 15th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.[1]

Gandy has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. He also attended Haines City High School.[1]

College career[change | change source]

He played college football at Auburn University, where he was a member of Auburn's undefeated (unbeaten) 1993 team.

Professional career[change | change source]

Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams[change | change source]

He was drafted (selected) as the 15th overall pick (1st round) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the L.A. Rams. Gandy spent five seasons with the Rams.

Pittsburgh Steelers[change | change source]

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

New Orleans Saints[change | change source]

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.

Atlanta Falcons[change | change source]

For the 2007 season, Gandy was named as one of the Falcons's team captains. On October 7, Gandy hurt his left knee while playing against the Tennessee Titans; he tore what is called an anterior cruciate ligament, which kept him from playing any more games for the rest of the season.[2]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 NFL.com
  2. Ledbetter, D. Orlando (2007-10-08). "Gandy suffers torn ACL, likely out for season". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. http://www.ajc.com/falcons/content/sports/falcons/stories/2007/10/08/falnot_1009.html. Retrieved 2007-10-08.