Bio box: Andre Bernard Tippett

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Andre Bernard Tippett

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 240 pounds

Teams: New England Patriots, 1982-93

Born: Dec. 27, 1959

High school: Barringer (Newark, N.J.)

College: Iowa, Ellsworth (Iowa) Junior College

Presenter: Robert Kraft, New England Patriots chairman and CEO

Drafted: Second round (41st overall) in 1982 by Patriots

Uniform number: 56

Biography: Established team record 18.5 sacks, 1984. ... Led AFC with 16.5 sacks, named AFC Defensive Player of the Year during Patriots Super Bowl season, 1985. ... Recorded AFC-leading 12.5 sacks, 1987. ... At time of retirement, held team marks for career sacks, sacks in a season, opponent fumbles recovered. ... Five straight Pro Bowls. ... Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s.

Today: Wife, Rhonda. ... Children, three daughters (Janea, Asia, Madison) and one son (Coby). ... Resides near Foxborough, Mass. ... Executive director of community affairs for the Patriots.