Andrew Hoffman
Andrew Hoffman

Hometown:
South Riding, Va.

High School:
Park View-Sterling H.S.

Last College:
University of Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 284

Position:
NT



WORTH NOTING: Good sized "wide body" who excelled at nose tackle in Virginia's 3-4 defense ... adept at clogging the middle of the line ... typical of those who play the position--quietly goes about his business ... a three-year starter ... finished his career seventh in UVa history in tackles by a nose/defensive tackle with 167.

CAREER HONORS: 2004--Honorable mention All-ACC ... first-team all-state by the Roanoke Times ... received the Colonel Frank C. McCue Award as UVa's outstanding interior lineman.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2004--Nobody on the defense had any better season than Hoffman according to head coach Al Groh ... began his dominating play late in 2003 and continued throughout his senior season ... started every game and was exceptional each time ... led the team's defensive linemen in tackling with an average of 4.3 tpg (career high) ... third among ACC nose/defensive tackles in tackling ... tied for second on the team with 11 tackles for loss and third with five sacks ... remarkably consistent, made at least five tackles on six occasions ... had at least one tackle for loss in nine games ... three tackles, including the first sack of his career, in the opener vs. Temple ... season-high nine tackles against Akron on Homecoming ...five tackles each against Syracuse, Florida State and Duke ... six tackles, including a sack, in the shutout of Maryland ...played very little against Miami due to an injury but returned the next week with a six-tackle performance in a road win at Georgia Tech ... had two TFLs for the first time in his career ...had the first multi-sack game of his career in the final regular season game against Virginia Tech ... finished his career with four tackles against Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl ... Virginia featured one of the most improved defenses in the ACC and allowed 72 fewer yards of offense per game than 2003, including 44 fewer rushing yards and 28 fewer passing yards.

2003--Had another steady season ... played in all 13 games, starting 12 ...56 tackles tied his career high ... averaged 4.3 tackles per game ... made at least five tackles on six occasions ... began the season with an eight-tackle performance in a shutout of Duke ... season-high nine tackles in the comeback win over Wake Forest ... nine tackles two weeks later against Clemson ... six stops vs. Maryland ... was in on seven tackles in a win over Virginia Tech.

2002--Started all 14 games after red-shirting the previous season... made a career-high 56 tackles, including 31 solo stops, and was the team's third-leading tackler among defensive linemen ... made at least two tackles in every game ... in on five tackles in the season opener vs. Colorado State, more than his total from his freshman year ... had a tremendous game in the win over Duke with a career-high 10 tackles ...three tackles in a stingy defensive effort against Clemson ... four tackles each against Penn State and N.C. State ... had only two tackles as UVa upset Maryland to clinch second place in the ACC, but might have turned in the play of the game ... blocked a field goal attempt in the first quarter that could have put the Terps ahead 10-0 ...instead the Cavaliers gained possession and reeled off 34 unanswered points and won 48-13 ...had nine stops, the second-highest total of his career, against Virginia Tech ... was in on six tackles vs. West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl.

2001--Did not see game action and was red-shirted.

2000--Played in seven regular season games as a reserve defensive tackle during George Welsh's final season as head coach ... one of eight true freshmen to play ... was hampered by an injured wrist for part of the season ... played in the first four games, then missed the next two (Wake Forest, Maryland) ... returned against Florida State, but did not play vs. North Carolina due to illness ... played against Georgia Tech and N.C. State, but then didn't play in the last regular season game against Virginia Tech or against Georgia in the O'ahu Bowl ... saw most of his playing time in the first half of the season when he was at his most healthy ...recorded his first tackle against Clemson ... also added tackles vs. Florida State and Georgia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for three years at Park View-Sterling High School ... two-year starter on the offensive and defensive lines for head coach Mickey Thompson ... named All-State (AA), first-team All-Region and first-team All-Northwestern District as a senior ... team captain ... selected to the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ... listed as the 18th-best prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep ... had 33 first hits and 14 assists his senior year ... also had three quarterback sacks, caused three fumbles and blocked a punt ... as a junior, he recorded 17 first hits, 14 assists and two sacks ... also won two letters in track ... threw the shot and discus and was named All-Northern Region for the discus.

PERSONAL: Andrew Judson Hoffman ... born 2-15-82 in Fairfax, Va. ... son of Jim and Janet Richardson and Wayne and Sheila Hoffman ... has a younger brother, Mitchell ... member of National Honor Society and Spanish Club at Park View-Sterling High School ... environmental sciences major.

Hoffman Defensively

Year G Plys. S A Tot. Avg. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBP BlK
2000 7 65 1 2 3 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 14 695 31 25 56 4.0 1-10 0 0 1 3 0 4 1
2003 13 508 26 30 56 4.3 1-1 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
2004 12 564 23 29 52 4.3 11-57 5-39 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career 46 1832 81 86 167 3.6 13-68 5-39 1 1 5 0 12 1