Five Things About New OL Andy Levitre

Guard Andy Levitre is the newest member of the Atlanta Falcons. Here are some action shots of the talented guard over the years.

Strong Start: The Bills made Levitre the first guard drafted in 2009 when they picked him in the second round (51st overall). He made a smooth tranisition to the NFL, and by providing stability at left guard, he landed a spot on the NFL's All-Rookie Team.

OSU's Finest: Levitre enjoyed a prosperous NCAA career with Oregon State. According to NFL.com, he racked up 91 knockdowns and 14 touchdown-resulting blocks as a senior, which helped OSU to a 9-4 record and 360.57 yards per game. That success earned Levitre All-American honors from Pro Football Weekly and the American Football Coaches Association and secured him a place on the First Team All-Pac-10.

Durability a Plus: Levitre hasn't missed a regular season game through six professional campaigns. Moreover, he played in all 26 Oregon State contests during his junior and senior years. Health has been a concern for the Falcons' OL, and Levitre's injury history (or lack thereof) is quite encouraging.

Proven Track Record: Based on the numbers and scouting reports, Levitre was one of the NFL's premier offensive linemen from 2011 through 2013. During those seasons, he registered the fifth-, eighth- and 13th-best Pro Football Focus ratings among qualifying guards; additionally, his OL in Buffalo allowed the fewest sacks in the league in 2011. Although 2014 didn't go well for the Titans, Levitre tallied a positive PFF grade in each of his last five appearances with Tennessee.

Frozen in History: Levitre's efforts in Buffalo helped him land a signature dessert. "Levitreland" is a strawberry cheesecake ice cream with chocolate-covered pretzels.

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