After an outstanding college career that got him All-American honors at the University of Iowa he was taken by New England in the 2nd round of the 1982 college draft.

Was the starting left outside-linebacker by 1983. Led the team with 8½ sacks that season. Led the Patriots in sacks 6 of 12 seasons he played. Is still the Patriots franchise All-Time leading sack leader with 100 sacks.

 A 5-time Pro Bowler he was selected as 1st team All-Pro in 1985 & 1987. Named Defensive Player of the Week twice. Indicted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.

Andre Tippett New England Patriots
Patriots Hall of Fame Linebacker Andre Tippett

Image Gallery of Andre Tippett, Linebacker, 1982-1993


Career Defensive Statistics for Andre Tippett
YearAgeTeamGamesIntTDFumble RecoveriesSacks
198223NWE9  10.0
198324NWE15  18.5
1984*25NWE16   18.5
1985*+26NWE16  416.5
1986*27NWE110019.5
1987*+28NWE13  312.5
1988*29NWE12   7.0
1989Missed Season with Shoulder Injury
199031NWE13  23.5
199132NWE161038.5
199233NWE14   7.0
199334NWE16  48.5
12-Year Career Totals1511019100.0
  • + – All-Pro Selection
  • * – Pro Bowl Selection
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