Leading Through Service
Super Bowl Champion and recording-breaking player Andrew Whitworth was named the 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, an award that honors a player’s volunteer and charity work in addition to their excellence on the field. Highly respected by his fellow players and the league, Whitworth offers key insights about how to make a difference through serving your team and others in this memorable talk.
What it Takes to Play 235 Games in the NFL
Legendary offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth started 235 games in the NFL, and his final game resulted in a win at Super Bowl LVI. Whitworth’s record-breaking career has been defined by perseverance, and he is highly regarded by fellow players and the league for his mental and physical strength. In this exciting talk, he shares practical strategies for cultivating resilience to face obstacles and make it to your biggest goals.
Perseverance: Winning the Super Bowl After 16 Seasons
In this motivating talk, legendary offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth shares his journey playing over 200 regular season games over 16 seasons in the NFL – overcoming injuries and obstacles – to finally win the Super Bowl. Whitworth offers insights about perseverance and practical takeaways about staying at the top of your game in this high-impact event for audiences of all kinds.
Super Bowl 56 winner, Andrew Whitworth, played offensive tackle for the LA Rams. Andrew was born and raised in Louisiana and went off to play college football at LSU from 2001 – 2005. During his time at LSU, he received first-team All-SEC honors twice and had 52 career starts from 2002-2005 which ranks second in NCAA Division I history.
In 2006, he was drafted in the 2nd round, 55th overall, to the Cincinnati Bengals. Andrew played for the Bengals from 2006 – 2016. Andrew was shifted from guard to left tackle in 2009 and saw immediate results. He started all 16 games that season and only allowed 5 sacks. Fast forward to the 2013 season, for the first time in his career, Andrew was named left tackle on the AFC Pro Bowl team. In 2014, Andrew allowed zero sacks that season which lead the Bengals to extend his contract 1 year in September 2015.
On March 9, 2017, Andrew signed a three-year contract with the LA Rams. During his first season with the Rams, Andrew made it to his 4th Pro Bowl and was ranked 87th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018. Andrew helped get his team to Super Bowl LIII but were unfortunately defeated by the New England Patriots. In the 8th week of his 2019 seasons, the Rams defeated the Bengals and with that victory, Andrew became only the 12th starter in NFL history to earn victories against all 32 NFL teams.
On April 1, 2020, Andrew signed a three year extension with the LA Rams. Suffering a torn MCL later that year, he was placed on injury reserve and was re-activated on January 7th just in time for playoffs.
With the 2021 season underway, Andrew found success with Matthew Stafford and the rest of the LA Rams. Days leading up to Super Bowl LVI, Andrew was named the 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and capped of the 2021 season by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 and earning his first Super Bowl win. Andrew, announced his retirement after 16 seasons, playing in 239 regular season games, and 235 starts on March 15, 2022.