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#26 Andrew Abbott
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
High School: Mater Dei
Experience: 4 Letters
UCLA - Andrew played safety and corner in UCLA's defensive backfield and also contributed on special teams ... Possesses good speed, quickness and cover ability ... Awarded a scholarship in August, 2010.

2012 - Served as a defensive team co-captain ... Starter in all 14 games, one at cornerback and 13 at safety ... Tied for the team lead with four interceptions ... Ranked 10th in the Pac-12 with 0.29 interceptions/game ... Ranked sixth on the team in tackles (59) ... Had a season-high seven tackles in the Holiday Bowl vs. Baylor ... Made six tackles in games against USC and Arizona State ... Had five stops in games versus Nebraska (interception), Houston and Oregon State ... Also made interceptions vs. California, Utah and Washington State ... Named honorable mention all-conference by the league coaches ... Earned the UCLA Captains Award and the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year on Defense at the team's annual awards dinner ... Semifinalist for the Burlsworth Award presented to the nation's top former walk-on athlete ... Selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Bowl Game.

2011 - Saw action in 13 games with seven starts ... Tied for fourth (38th NCAA) in the Pac-12 in interceptions (0.31/g) ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from the coaches ... Earned Captain Don Brown Memorial team award for Most Improved Defensive Player ... Two tackles against San Jose State and Texas ... Five tackles at Stanford ... Totaled three tackles in a start against WSU and made his first interception with 2:01 remaining in the fourth quarter to snuff out any hopes of a Cougar rally ... Started as a fifth defensive back at Arizona and made four tackles and an interception ... Utilized as a punt returner and made two tackles against Cal ... Made six tackles, one for loss, against ASU ... Tied for the team lead with five tackles and picked off two Colorado passes ... Six tackles at USC ... Totaled three tackles at Oregon ... Made three tackles against Illinois and served as part of a tandem punt return unit.

2010 - Appeared in 12 games and made five starts ... Awarded a scholarship during fall camp (Aug. 24) ... Finished seventh on the team with 35 tackles ... Saw action off the bench at Kansas State ... Recorded four tackles against Stanford ... Started in the nickel package against Houston and made a career-high eight tackles, two for loss ... Made a tackle and recovered a fumbled kickoff at Texas ... Started in the nickel against WSU ... Made three tackles at Cal ... Totaled four tackles in a starting role at Oregon ... Started against Arizona and made five stops ... Started and made four stops in the Oregon State win ... Played off the bench at Washington and made three stops ... Returned to action against USC and was credited with one stop.

2009 - Appeared in 13 games, primarily in the nickel package and on special teams, with one start (Arizona St.) ... Made his debut versus San Diego St. ... Two tackles at Tennessee ... Made one stop against Kansas St. ... One pass defense versus Cal ... Four tackles at Arizona ... Three tackles at Oregon St. ... Three stops in nickel package vs. Washington ... Three tackles and a forced fumble at Washington St. ... Made first career start, in the nickel package, against Arizona State ... Had one stop at USC ... Two tackles in the bowl win over Temple ... Co-defensive winner of UCLA's John Boncheff Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year.

2008 - Did not see action in his first season in the program.

HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered two years in football for coach Bruce Rollinson at Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana, CA ... As a senior, he was named first-team Trinity League ... Also selected to the All-Orange County team ... Named Pac-5 All-CIF ... On defense, he was credited with 35 tackles and four interceptions ... On offense, he made 46 catches for 790 yards and eight touchdowns ... As a junior, he was named second-team All-Trinity League ... Made 42 tackles and eight interceptions.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Andrew Dei-Shawn Abbott ... Born: May 23, 1990 ... Parents: Calvin Abbott, Teshia Watkins and Barry Watkins ... Has one sister, Britney, and two brothers, Marque and Noah ... Biggest sports thrill to date was catching the game-winning 97-yard scoring pass from Matt Barkley to beat rival Servite HS in his senior season ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... Hobbies include watching movies and hanging out with friends and family ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 2010 Spring Quarter ... History major.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8 vs. Houston, 2010
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Stanford, 2012; vs. Houston, 2010
Interceptions: 2 vs. Colorado, 2011

 

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