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Andre Frazier

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Position:  Linebacker
Tackles:  42
Career start  2004
Undrafted:  2005
Weight  116 kg

College:  Cincinnati
Height  1.96 m
Place of birth:  Cincinnati, Ohio
Name  Andre Frazier
Parents  Guy Frazier
Andre Frazier
Date of birth:  (1982-06-29) June 29, 1982 (age 33)
Role  American football linebacker
Number  54 (Pittsburgh Steelers / Linebacker)
Education  Hughes STEM High School, University of Cincinnati

Andre Frazier (born June 29, 1982) is a former American football linebacker who played five seasons in the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Cincinnati.

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Frazier earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the son of former NFL linebacker Guy Frazier.

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Early years

Frazier attended Hughes Center High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a letterman in football. He was a two-time first-team All-City honoree, and helped lead his team to two League Titles. Andre Frazier graduated from Hughes High School in 2000.

College career

Frazier played his College Football at the University of Cincinnati from 2000-2004. He earned University of Cincinnati 2004 Strothman Award for academic and athletic excellence.

First stint with Steelers

Frazier signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. He was activated from the practice squad to the regular 53-man roster prior to the first game. He played in 11 of the teams games, primarily on special teams. Frazier suffered a debilitating fibula fracture in the 2006 AFC Championship game VS the Denver Broncos, however he celebrated on the sideline as his team defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL and he received a Super Bowl XL Championship ring.

Prior to the start of the 2006 season, Frazier was cut by the Steelers.

Cincinnati Bengals

On September 28, 2006 Frazier was signed by his hometown team, the Cincinnati Bengals. During the 2007 NFL season, Frazier was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals for the first two games of the season. However, after a devastating loss to the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati released Frazier.

Second stint with Steelers

After being let go by Cincinnati, Frazier was re-signed by the Steelers. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Frazier was re-signed to a two-year, $1.375 million contract with a $125,000 signing bonus on March 12. On August 12, 2010, Frazier was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Personal

Andre Frazier's father, Guy Frazier was a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills.

Both father and son were rookies when their respective teams made it to the Super Bowl, though only Andre's team was victorious. When Guy was asked how he felt about his son winning a Super Bowl Championship, he replied, "A father always wants to see his son do better than himself. Andre's victory is nothing less than a great accomplishment for him and an even greater source of pride for myself."

Frazier is married to Kea; the couple have a son, Andre II, and a daughter, Kayla.

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