Meet Josh Andrews

May 4, 2010

Going to school away from home can be tough but red shirt freshman Josh Andrews found that it helps when you're joining a football program that feels like a family. Along with the feel of a family atmosphere he has a cousin here, Daniel Drayton, a former player and current graduate assistant. Andrews took advantage of his redshirt year to learn and get stronger and hopes to make an impact on the field this coming season.

What's it like playing for Coach Riley?

'It's great! I love playing for Coach Riley. He's one of the best coaches I've ever had. On and off the field he's a really good coach.'

What's it like having your cousin [Daniel Drayton] as one of the graduate assistants for the team?

'I have someone to talk to, if I have trouble with something, having my cousin there is nice. We hang out all the time and he's my only family up here so it's nice.'

What did you learn by redshirting?

'To get stronger.'

In high school you played on both sides of the ball, what has the transition been like to only being on offense?

'There are a lot more things that you need to know on one side of the ball. In high school you just go and block people and now just playing on one side is a lot harder because you have to know a lot more.'

How was the transition from High School to Oregon State?

'It's a lot more time consuming but I'm getting used to it.'

Is it difficult to juggle school and football?

'Yes, very difficult. Homework, football practice, learning plays, it's very hard to juggle.'

What is your favorite thing about OSU?

'Probably just the community and everybody is really friendly.'

What's the best part about being a college athlete?

'Probably the free food.'

Where is one place you have never been, but want to go?

'Probably Paris, that would be cool, or Amsterdam. Somewhere in Europe.'

What song gets you pumped up before a game?

'`Ante' Up by DMX.'

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