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#80 Andy Gdowski
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Freshman
City/State: Grand Island, Neb.
High School: Grand Island

Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

2011 Outlook
Redshirt freshman Andy Gdowski will add depth to the Nebraska defensive end position during the 2011 season. The 6-3, 255-pound Gdowski joined the program as a walk-on last fall and had a valuable redshirt season, adding 20 pounds of muscle to his frame. Gdowski is a second-generation Cornhusker, as his father, Tom, lettered three times as a defensive tackle from 1980 to 1982.

2010 (Redshirt)
Gdowski redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.

Before Nebraska (Grand Island HS)
Gdowski finished his senior season with 58 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery from his defensive tackle position. Named a first-team Class A all-state performer by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, Gdowski helped his team to a 7-3 record and an appearance in the Class A quarterfinals.

Gdowski was named second-team All-Nebraska by the Omaha World-Herald and second-team Super-State by the Lincoln Journal Star.

Personal
Andy is the son of Tom and Becky Gdowski, and he was born on March 30, 1992. He is majoring in business administration and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in the spring. Gdowski has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and team hospital visits.