Troy Andersen is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Montana State where previously played quarterback, running back and fullback for them before moving to linebacker.
During his time as a student at the university, he was changed to quarterback prior to the start of his sophomore season after it was determined that Chris Murray, his two-year starter, was academically ineligible to play.
Andersen threw for 1,195 yards, completed 115 of 208 passes for that total, scored three touchdowns, and had seven interceptions.
On the ground, he rushed for 1,412 yards and set a school record with 21 touchdowns; for his efforts, he was chosen to the first team of All-Big Sky.
As a junior, Andersen played fullback in addition to his previous position as a linebacker.
After ending the season with 54 tackles, 11.5 for loss, and 6.5 sacks, in addition to one interception and five passes being broken up, he was chosen to the first team of all-conference players.
Troy Andersen Stats: How Good Is Troy Andersen?
During the 2021 season, Andersen played in 15 games and started all of them, tallying 147 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, nine passes defended, and two interceptions.
What Happened To Troy Andersen?
As the 58th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Falcons used the pick they received from the Raiders in exchange for Julio Jones to choose Montana State quarterback Troy Andersen.
After Foye Oluokun left via free agency, he’ll be joining a linebacker core that already included Deion Jones and Mykal Walker.