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#21 Raja Andrews
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Swainsboro
High School: Swainsboro
Raja Andrews
Courtesy: GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com
Release: 09/20/2007
Enters fall camp as a starter at wide receiver... also the top punt returner back from last year... one of the key seniors on the team... could put up impressive numbers this year in the passing offense... on the verge of rewriting the career receptions record book... with 63 career receptions Andrews is six away from fifth place all-time and 30 away from Monty Sharp’s career record... JUNIOR (2007): Finished the season just shy of the Georgia Southern season reception record... caught 38 passes, one away from Maurice Bing’s 1996 record... also averaged 21.1 yards per kickoff return to finish 85th nationally... led the Eagles catching three passes for 35 yards in the win over West Georgia... caught two passes for 14 yards at Coastal Carolina... hauled in seven receptions, just one away from his
personal-best, for 37 yards against Chattanooga... also recorded a career-best 105 yards on three kickoff returns and 46 yards on two punt returns... became the 12th Georgia Southern player to return a punt for a touchdown, catching Stephen Brown’s punt on the Weastern Carolina 49 and raced into the endzone for his first career return for a TD...  totaled 116 return yards on three kicks that game (2 kickoff returns for 67 yards)... caught six passes in the win over South Dakota State... set a career-high in the win at Appalachian  State, 89 receiving yards (including a then careerlong 42-yard reception) on just four catches... caught a key 18-yard TD pass from Billy Lowe in the second quarter to help end ASU’s 30-game home winning streak... tied for the team lead with four receptions totaling 53 yards against The Citadel, including a career-long 43-yarder... again paced the receiving corps making four catches for 53 yards in the win at Wofford... against Furman, matched his career touchdown total, hauling in two TDs from Jayson Foster finishing with 71 yards on four catches...at Colorado State caught four passes which moved him to second place on the season ‘Top 10’ list... caught seven passes for 87 yards, including a long of 36, leading the White team to a 17-7 win in the annual spring game... SOPHOMORE (2006): Played in 10 games, making two starts (North Dakota State, Central Arkansas)... caught a 19-yard touchdown pass, his first collegiate TD reception, making a diving catch in the endzone against top-ranked Appalachian State... career-high eight catches for 82
yards at Chattanooga, one reception away from tying the single-game record...four catches, 27 yards versus Wofford... three receptions totaling 32 yards against ASU... two catches versus Coastal Carolina (30 yds), North Dakota State (11) and Elon (29)... made a catch in all but two games...returned nine kickoffs for 176 yards... season-high three returns totaling 64 yards in the win over Coastal Carolina... two returns against Central Connecticut State (38 yards) and Chattanooga (43)... totaled 125 all-purpose yards at UTC and caught a 2-point conversion pass... 22-yard kickoff return against NDSU... caught two passes for 14 yards during the 2006 Blue-White game... REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2005): Played in all 12 games...11-yard rush in the season-opener at Northeastern... caught two passes
for 44 yards at Wofford... also rushed for 11 yards at Wofford and against Furman... scored on a 5-yard touchdown run at South Dakota State... registered 109 all-purpose yards during his initial year... during the 2005 Blue-White game rushed three times for 96 yards, including a 65-yard TD run on the first play of the third quarter and another 25-yard scamper in the fourth quarter... FRESHMAN (2004): Redshirted... signed with Georgia Southern football in February 2004... HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in football, basketball and track... PERSONAL: His father Isiah has been a major in-fluence and coach he most admires, “He always pushed and encouraged
me to be the best.”... most admires former Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers... enjoys reading, hunting, fishing and cooking... his father was a football letterman at Fort Valley State (Ga.)... had other relatives play collegiately: Charles Silas (South Carolina), Titus Peebles (Arkansas) and Robert Davis (Vanderbilt)... younger brother of former GSU teammate Brandon Andrews... fan of the Indianapolis Colts... born September 19, 1985 in Swainsboro... listens to all music... goal in life is to be a successful business leader in America... favorite non-sports hero is Martin Luther King, Jr... tabbed Appalachian State as the best place to play on the road...
most impressive person ever met was Jesse Jackson... if he could attend any sporting event it would be the soccer World Cup... Lee Corso is favorite sports announcer... lists the piano as the musical instrument of choice to play... son of Isiah and Kathy Andrews... MAJOR: Finance