Georgia football: 5 most underrated players in Georgia Bulldogs history

David Andrews, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
David Andrews, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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In due time, we’ll all look back on David Andrews‘ four-year run at Georgia and wonder how he didn’t take home any significant hardware for the Dawgs. For what he was asked to do, I don’t think people will ever give him the proper respects for what he meant to the Georgia program. He had massive shoes to fill as a sophomore in 2012, as Ben Jones had already gone pro.

Jones had been a stabilizing force at center on the Georgia offensive line for years before Andrews arrived. By the time Andrews was a sophomore, he had to fill the gaping hole in the middle of Georgia’s offensive line. He did an incredible job. In his first year as a starter, the Dawgs came up one play short of playing for a national title. Andrews backed it up with two more great years.

Andrews is the center we identify with the Aaron Murray era of Georgia football, as well as the entire three-year run with Todd Gurley in the backfield. Despite being one of the better interior offensive linemen in the country, Andrews never won the Rimington, never was all-conference and never made an All-American team. Hell, the guy didn’t even get drafted!

That’s the most egregious thing of them all. As an undrafted free agent, Andrews found success serving as Tom Brady’s center with the New England Patriots. In his first five NFL seasons, Andrews has been on three AFC Championship teams and been part of teams that won two Super Bowls. Andrews’s personified excellence at the center position for Georgia football.