Was starting nose guard in 2001 until he suffered a concussion against Boston College and was out for the rest of the season ... brought experience and great size to the defensive line ... comes from a Notre Dame family as dad Gerard played for the Irish on their national championship team in 1966 and brother Jerry played from '95-'98.
AS A SENIOR: Missed the second part of the season due to a concussion ... Irish starter at nose guard in 2001 in first six games ... recorded career-high six tackles vs. Michigan State ... did not play vs. Boston College due to concussion suffered in pre-game warm-ups ... concussion forced him out of action for the remainder of the season.
AS A JUNIOR: Irish regular at defensive tackle to begin 2000 ... made first career start vs. Texas A&M, making one tackle ... made two tackles, including one for loss vs. Michigan State ... registered a pair of stops vs. Stanford ... played in all 12 games, including starting assignment vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... made three tackles vs. Oregon State, including sack for seven-yard loss.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish reserve at defensive tackle in '99, playing in all but USC and Navy games ... recorded three tackles and a sack vs. Kansas ... also caused third-quarter fumble vs. Kansas which was returned for an Irish touchdown ... had two tackles vs. Oklahoma ... after spraining right shoulder vs. Arizona State, returned to play vs. Tennessee ... recorded a sack vs. Boston College.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in four games in '98 as reserve Irish nose guard ... saw action vs. Michigan State, Stanford, Arizona State and Baylor ... made two solo tackles vs. Michigan State and two assists vs. Baylor ... did not see varsity action as reserve Irish defensive lineman in '97.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned two letters in football at Jenks High School in Tulsa, Okla. ... had 97 tackles, six sacks as senior defensive tackle in '96 ... helped Jenks to 13-1 record and Oklahoma 6-A state title in '96 ... first-team all-state in '96 while helping team permit only 433 rushing yards all season on 386 attempts ... made 85 tackles, 23 for losses, with five sacks as junior in '95 on 12-1 team ... played football in eighth grade (at quarterback), then concentrated on baseball and didn't play football again until junior year in high school ... earned three letters in baseball, leading team in hitting as junior and earning all-city honors ... brother Jerry was senior offensive guard for Irish in '98 (he played with Chicago Bears in '99 and '00) and father Gerard also played for Irish on '66 national championship team ... born 10-9-78 in Atlanta ... youngest of three children ... full name is Andrew Michael Wisne ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with major in sociology.
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