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Andrew Gachkar
ILB #59
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
Age:
25
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
33
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 71 54 17 1.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2013 SD 16 3 33 24 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 SD 16 0 23 19 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 SD 16 0 15 11 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 HOU L 28-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @PHI W 33-30 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @TEN L 17-20 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 DAL W 30-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @OAK L 17-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 IND W 19-9 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @JAC W 24-6 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @WAS L 24-30 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 DEN L 20-28 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @MIA L 16-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @KC W 41-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 CIN L 10-17 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 NYG W 37-14 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @DEN W 27-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 OAK W 26-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 KC W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

A seventh-round draft pick in 2011, Andrew Gachkar has done exactly what he needed to do to make the team: excel on special teams. Gachkar tied for the team lead with 12 special teams tackles as a rookie and as a second-year player he tied for fourth. He’s also gained valuable experience in limited time as a reserve linebacker. That experience again bodes well for the former Missouri Tiger as he heads into his third NFL season.                        

Gachkar overcame a life-threatening ailment to even be able to play football. In 2007, after his freshman year at Missouri, he was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He had developed a blood clot because his collarbone and rib cage were too close together to allow proper blood flow through his veins. As a result, he  underwent major surgery to remove one of his ribs, and a second surgery after another clot developed. Gachkar spent more than 20 hours in surgery and nearly a month in the hospital and he lost 30 pounds. The surgeries initially put his football future in doubt, but Gachkar was diligent in his rehabilitation and he made it back for the 2008 season without missing a game.    

Gachkar left Missouri as a first-team All-Big 12 choice. He led one of the most improved defenses in the nation in 2010 with a team-best 81 tackles, while also leading the Tigers in interceptions, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries and blocked kicks.               

Gachkar and his high school sweetheart, Lauren  Nuckolls, were married in Missouri in March 2013.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick (234), April 30, 2011...signed July 28.

2012: First-career sack Dec. 16 vs. Carolina...season-high six tackles in Dec. 30 season finale vs. Oakland. 2011: Season-high three special teams tackles Oct. 23 at New York Jets...two special teams stops each at Kansas City Oct. 31 and vs. Denver (Nov. 27) and Baltimore (Dec. 18).

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Big 12 by league’s coaches as senior...Missorui’s Special Teams Player of Year as freshman in 2007...finished career with 208 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, five recoveries and two interceptions...played at Missouri from 2007-10...civil engineering major.

PERSONAL: Born in Overland Park, Kan....RB and LB at Blue Valley West HS in Overland Park.

A seventh-round draft pick in 2011, Andrew Gachkar has done exactly what he needed to do to make the team: excel on special teams. Gachkar tied for the team lead with 12 special teams tackles as a rookie and as a second-year player he tied for fourth. He’s also gained valuable experience in limited time as a reserve linebacker. That experience again bodes well for the former Missouri Tiger as he heads into his third NFL season.                        

Gachkar overcame a life-threatening ailment to even be able to play football. In 2007, after his freshman year at Missouri, he was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He had developed a blood clot because his collarbone and rib cage were too close together to allow proper blood flow through his veins. As a result, he  underwent major surgery to remove one of his ribs, and a second surgery after another clot developed. Gachkar spent more than 20 hours in surgery and nearly a month in the hospital and he lost 30 pounds. The surgeries initially put his football future in doubt, but Gachkar was diligent in his rehabilitation and he made it back for the 2008 season without missing a game.    

Gachkar left Missouri as a first-team All-Big 12 choice. He led one of the most improved defenses in the nation in 2010 with a team-best 81 tackles, while also leading the Tigers in interceptions, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries and blocked kicks.               

Gachkar and his high school sweetheart, Lauren  Nuckolls, were married in Missouri in March 2013.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick (234), April 30, 2011...signed July 28.

2012: First-career sack Dec. 16 vs. Carolina...season-high six tackles in Dec. 30 season finale vs. Oakland. 2011: Season-high three special teams tackles Oct. 23 at New York Jets...two special teams stops each at Kansas City Oct. 31 and vs. Denver (Nov. 27) and Baltimore (Dec. 18).

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Big 12 by league’s coaches as senior...Missorui’s Special Teams Player of Year as freshman in 2007...finished career with 208 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, five recoveries and two interceptions...played at Missouri from 2007-10...civil engineering major.

PERSONAL: Born in Overland Park, Kan....RB and LB at Blue Valley West HS in Overland Park.

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