An impressive physical specimen at the left tackle position with outstanding agility and quickness relative to his size ... considered by many to be the top offensive line prospect out of high school and one of the standouts of the 2005 recruiting class ... one of the best pro prospects on the offensive line and considered to be one of the best young offensive lineman in the nation ... has started in every game of his career at left tackle ... lost 25 pounds prior to the 2007 season, increasing his mobility ... 2007 Outland Trophy Watch List member for nation's best offensive lineman ... Second-Team All-American Preseason selection (Lindy's and CollegeFootballNews.com) ... First-Team All-SEC Preseason honoree (The Birmingham News, Lindy's and Phil Steele) ... Preseason Second-Team All-SEC selection (Athlon and Sporting News)... was a 2006 Freshman All-American (The Sporting News and Rivals.com) ... 2006 All-SEC Coaches selection ... earned Alabama's Up-Front and Offensive Player of the Year Awards as a sophomore in 2007 ... was a co-winner of the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy along with Arkansas' Jonathan Luigs ... 2007 Coaches First-Team All-SEC selection ... shared the 2008 Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award with Mike Johnson for his performance during spring practice.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Started every game at the left tackle position, one of two players to start every game on the offensive line (Mike Johnson) ... helped lead the Tide to six rushing touchdowns and 313 rushing yards in the season opener against Western Carolina ... was the key blocker in the win at Vanderbilt, helping running back Terry Grant rush for 173 yards in the win over the Commodores en route to coaches offensive co-Player of the Week honors ... offensive line allowed only two sacks against Arkansas on 45 pass attempts in the win over the Razorbacks ... helped lead the team to 21 first-quarter points in the homecoming win over Houston ... allowed only one sack on 46 pass attempts in the 41-17 victory over Tennessee ... named UA Offensive Co-Player of the Week in Vanderbilt, Houston, Mississippi State and Louisiana Monroe games.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Started all 13 games at left tackle as a true freshman and led the team with 831 snaps on the season ... one of five players to play over 800 snaps ... played at least 65 snaps in 10 of 13 games and played more than 70 snaps five times ... led the offensive line with 62 knockdown blocks ... recorded team-highs in knockdowns against Duke, Florida International and LSU ... became the seventh true freshman in school history to start in his first career game against Hawai'i since 1972 ... joined Larry Rose (1985, OT), Jon Stevenson (1991, RT), Terry Jones, Jr. (1988, TE), Dante Ellington (1999, OT), Saleem Rasheed (1999, OT) and Tim Castille (2003, FB) as the only true freshmen to start the season opener ... logged a season-high 80 snaps at Arkansas ... scored first career touchdown on a lateral from quarterback John Parker Wilson in the Petro Sun Independence Bowl against Oklahoma State on Dec. 28.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A three-year starter at Huffman High School who was considered one of the nation's top offensive lineman ... played for coach Curtis Coleman ... First-Team All-American by USA Today and U.S. Army ... a two-time All-State selection ... won the 2005 Bobby Dodd Award ... Alabama's Mr. Football by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, becoming the only offensive lineman to ever win the honor ... was also named Mr. Football and the state's No.1 collegiate prospect by The Birmingham News ... recorded 88 pancake blocks and was named Class 6A Lineman of the Year ... one of four finalists for the Walter Peyton Award, given to the best prep player in the nation ... full name is Andre D. Smith ... born Jan. 25, 1987.
**Had one tackle on the 2007 season and had one rush for 2 yards and a touchdown in 2006.