Pratichetti was raised at Rugby Roma, where his uncle Carlo was a player and then a coach. Andrea was then passed on to UR Capitolina's youth team, before being hired as a professional by Calvisano. At Calvisano he played alongside is older brother and Italian international Matteo. Andrea then joined Rovigo for a year, before signing for Treviso in 2010.
He debuted for the Italian national rugby union team in 2012 against Canada.
Trofeo topolino interviste a antonio pavanello e andrea pratichetti