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Lobos' Andrews excited over strong combine showing

By Jimmy Carter
June 26, 2013 at 11 p.m.

Kenny Andrews was exhausted when he attended the awards ceremony for the Blue-Grey National Super Combine shortly after competing against players from around the nation on Saturday.

And he was still tired when he and his family arrived back in Longview around 4 a.m. Sunday after the long trip back from Canton, Ohio.

But the hard work and long weekend was worth it to the Longview senior offensive tackle. He was one of 15 players who earned medals being top performers at the combine.

"I got up and had a standing ovation when I got my name called for the award," Andrews said. "So I went and got my medal. I was surprised and tired at the same time. I was excited."

Andrews has reason to be excited. The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder's strong performance at the combine, including ranking as one of the top linemen present, make him a near-lock to be selected to play in the Blue-Grey National All-Star Classic on Jan. 18.

"I'd be excited because after the football season I'd still get a trip to Florida to play in the classic," Andrews said.

Andrews competed with a wide range of prospects who had qualified for the national super combine from other combines around the nation. He qualified at the Regional Blue-Grey Combine in Arlington in April.

"I talked to guys from New York, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland," Andrews said. "So it was spread out pretty good."

Andrews hopes an all-star game selection and solid senior season will turn heads of college programs. He took over the starting job at right tackle early in the 2012 season and will enter fall camp entrenched at the same position after a solid spring as one of the Lobos two returning starters on the offensive line.

He's already gotten letters from Midwestern State. Now the plan is to attract interest from other schools.

"It's a lot of motivation," Andrews said. "I've just got to keep grinding until then."



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