As a linebacker with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, Andrew Van Ginkel participates in American football. He is 110 kg in weight and 1.93 m tall. He played quarterback for the football team at Rock Valley Community High School. After his final season of high school football, he did not take part in any recruiting sessions and did not garner interest from many powerhouse institutions.
He played defensive end at the University of South Dakota to start his undergraduate career. Following his freshman year, he transferred to Iowa Western Community College after playing for one season. He kept playing defensive end at Iowa Western. He played linebacker for the University of Wisconsin’s football team for two seasons after transferring there.
The Miami Dolphins selected Van Ginkel in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In September 2019, he was placed on injured reserve. On November 20, 2019, he was made active. He recovered a fumble that Jared Goff had lost in a game against the Los Angeles Rams in November 2020 and returned it for a 78-yard touchdown as part of the team’s 28-17 victory.
In Dolphins team history, this fumble return was the second-longest. He forced a fumble on running back Melvin Gordon in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos near the goal line, which was recovered by the Dolphins during the 20-13 defeat.
Does Andrew Van Ginkel Have Any Kids?
Andrew Van Ginkel has a son called Leo Barrett with his wife.