Andrew James Whitworth, an analyst for Amazon's broadcast crew for the National Football league’s “Thursday Night Football on Prime Video,” was an LSU sophomore on the BCS National Championship winning team in 2003, and nearly 20 years later led the Los Angeles Rams to win Super Bowl LVI, the team’s second championship. In 2021, Whitworth was also named NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year.
The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, recognizing excellence on the field and in the community, paid tribute to Whitworth and his wife, Melissa, for their commitment to investing within their communities. From founding the BigWhit77 Foundation to offer leadership and guidance to young people, to providing housing solutions in Los Angeles, their impact has touched countless families and continues to do so.
While with the Los Angeles Rams, Whitworth supported more than thirty foundations and continues to support his community through the LA Regional Food Bank, LA Unified School District, Make a Wish, Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, St. Joseph Center, United Way, and many more.
Whitworth’s NFL recognitions include:
Four-time Pro Bowler
Two-time First Team All Pro
2018 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award
2021 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year
He received the following awards and honors as an LSU Tiger:
2005 Second Team All-America, Walter Camp Foundation
2004 First Team All SEC, SEC Coaches, AP
2004 First Team All SEC, SEC Coaches, collegefootballnews.com
2004 Second Team All SEC, AP
2002 First Team Freshman All America, Sporting News, Football Writers Association
2002 SEC All-Freshman Team, SEC Coaches, Sporting News
Whitworth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences in 2005. He and his wife Melissa have four children Sarah, Drew, Michael and Katherine. Whitworth recently returned to Death Valley in 2022 as honorary captain of the Tigers’ victorious game against Alabama.
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"LSU is home and family. My time at LSU is integral to the man I am today and the career I was able to have. I developed relationships with teammates and coaches that I still hold very closely to mine and my family’s hearts today. It is an honor and privilege to support and be a part of the LSU family. Being able to come back to Death Valley this past season was so surreal, and I am forever grateful to be a Tiger." - Andrew Whitworth