Andre Dillard
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Dillard in 2019
No. 77 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-03) October 3, 1995 (age 26)
Woodinville, Washington
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodinville (WA)
College:Washington State (2014–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:31
Games started:9
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Andre Dillard (born October 3, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington State, and was drafted by the Eagles 22nd overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

College career

Dillard in 2018
Dillard in 2018

After redshirting his first year at Washington State, Dillard played only 3 games during his freshman season at left tackle. Before his junior season, strength coach Marco Candido repositioned Dillard as the replacement for left tackle Joe Dahl.[1] During his next 2 seasons, he started all 26 games at left tackle.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
315 lb
(143 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.96 s 4.40 s 7.44 s 29.0 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Dillard was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[3] He played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting four in place of injured starters.

Dillard entered training camp in 2020 as the projected starting left tackle. However on August 27, 2020, he suffered torn biceps and was ruled out for the season.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on September 3.[5]

Dillard entered training camp in 2021 in a battle with Jordan Mailata for the starting left tackle role, but began the season as a backup. Due to an absence by Lane Johnson, Dillard started four games from week 3 to week 6 at left tackle with Mailata having been moved to right tackle during that time. He was placed on the COVID list on December 20, 2021.[6] He was removed from the COVID list on December 29.[7]

The Eagles declined the fifth-year option on Dillard's contract on May 2, 2022, making him a free agent after the season.[8]

Personal life

Grew up in Woodinville, WA. Mother: Jennifer Bollinger. Dillard's father, Mitch, also played football for Washington State Cougars as an offensive lineman from 1983 to 1986.[9]

References

  1. ^ Thorpe, Jacob (March 26, 2016). "Cougars prepare Andre Dillard as capable replacement to Joe Dahl at left tackle". The Spokesman-Review. Cowles Company. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Andre Dillard Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (April 25, 2019). "Eagles trade up with Ravens to pick Andre Dillard". National Football League. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Smith, Michael David (August 27, 2020). "Report: Andre Dillard out for season with torn biceps". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  5. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2020). "Eagles place Andre Dillard on Injured Reserve; waive 12 players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  6. ^ Lipinski, Michael (December 20, 2021). "Dickerson and Dillard Land on Reserve/COVID-19 List". SportsTalkPhilly.com.
  7. ^ McPherson, Chris (December 29, 2021). "Eagles activate 4 players from the Reserve/COVID-19 list". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  8. ^ "Fifth-year option tracker for first-round picks from the 2019 NFL Draft". NFL.com.
  9. ^ Johnson, Derek (August 31, 2015). "WHS FOOTBALL: EX-FALCON DILLARD LOVING LIFE AT WSU". The Woodinville Weekly. Retrieved May 3, 2018.