Provided experience to a young secondary, making appearances in 10 games and starting the home finale against ULM and in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Southern Miss…made 18 tackles…contributed against NC State, totaling two tackles…tallied two tackles at Duke…finished with six tackles in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Southern Miss, which tied for the team lead…effort against USM earned him Defensive MVP honors…returned after being awarded a medical redshirt for shortened 2016 season.
Playmaking safety with a nose for the football made 13 starts and appeared in all 14 games…ranked third on the team with 93 tackles and his 66 solo stops led all Seminoles…also led the Seminoles in interceptions (3) for the second straight year…his two fumbles recovered were tops on the Noles as well…recorded 10 or more tackles five times, including a career-high 12 vs. Boston College…had 10 tackles – all solo stops – against Notre Dame…also recorded 10 stops vs. Clemson, Georgia Tech (ACC Championship) and Oregon (Rose Bowl)…scored FSU’s first TD of the season on a 9-yard interception return against Oklahoma State in the opener…intercepted Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota at the end of the second quarter of the Rose Bowl to set up an FSU field goal try…also had a pick to go along with six solo tackles at Syracuse.
All-ACC Third Team
College Football News Freshman All-America Second Team
CampusInsiders.com Freshman All-America Second Team
247Sports.com Freshman All-America Second Team
Outstanding season for the true freshman from Fairhope, Ala….captured All-ACC Third Team honors in addition to several Freshman All-America honors…named to the All-ACC Academic Team…saw significant action in all 14 games with one start as a safety and cornerback in Florida State’s top-rated pass defense (156.6 ypg)…led the Seminoles with four interceptions and was second on the team with 91 interception return yards…his four INTs were tied for fifth-most in the ACC…forced three fumbles to tie Lamarcus Joyner for the team lead…ranked second on the Seminoles in passes defended (eight) and had four pass break-ups…one of only three true freshmen to register a sack for FSU in 2013…had a career day at Wake Forest with two interceptions (one returned 56 yards for a touchdown), a forced fumble and one tackle in his first career start…started at free safety in place of Terrence Brooks…made his first career interception late in the fourth quarter to help seal a 48-34 victory over Boston College…registered one tackle and intercepted a pass against Miami…set a new career high with six tackles and added a pass breakup against Syracuse…had three tackles, forced a fumble and recovered it at Florida…had another big performance in the ACC Championship win over Duke as he was second on the team with five tackles, had one of FSU’s two sacks (his first of the year), forced his third fumble of the season and added another pass break-up…made four stops in the BCS National Championship Game…vital cog in FSU defense that led the nation in scoring defense (12.1 ppg) and interceptions (26) and ranked third in total defense (281.4 ypg)…also was a top special teams performer, starting on the punt coverage, kickoff coverage, punt return and kickoff return units…tied for second on the team with 10 special teams stops.
Versatile athlete who played receiver as a sophomore and junior and quarterback as a senior in high school; also played in the defensive backfield where some schools were projecting him to play…as a junior in 2011 had 876 receiving yards and 17 touchdown receptions…held 3-star rankings from ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout sites…FSU was the first school to extend Andrews an offer…he committed to the Seminoles in late January…competed in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game…originally committed to Minnesota, which intended to play Andrews in the secondary…chose Florida State from a list of scholarship offers that included Alabama, Louisville, Ole Miss and Tennessee, among others…born February 14, 1994…majoring in social science.