Andrew Tiller Interview
Offensive Tackle - Syracuse

Updated - 4-16-11

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  What is your exact height, weight and forty time?

Andrew Tiller:  I am 6'4, 324 pounds and I ran a 5.40 forty time.

Alex Khvatov:  Describe your senior season to us.

Andrew Tiller:  I was happy that I received First Team All-Big East.  But I was upset that our team finished with a 5-7 record.  I gave up only one sack which was called back.  I also had the most pancakes out of all offensive linemen on our team.

Alex Khvatov:  What is your biggest strength?

Andrew Tiller:  My biggest strength is my run blocking. 

Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?  

Andrew Tiller:  Pass blocking.  There is some room for improvement that I need to make in that area. 

Alex Khvatov:  How have you been training for the NFL Draft?   

Andrew Tiller:  I went down to Florida and worked out at Ignition with Cliff Marshall.  Ever since the Combine ended, I have been working out at home.

Alex Khvatov:  Do you have any personal visits coming up?

Andrew Tiller:  I have a couple of workouts coming up.  There are a lot of teams showing interest in me.  Scouts tell me that I do a lot of great things.  But I need to improve in my pass blocking and in my lateral movement.  It is something that I have been working on.

Alex Khvatov:  Were you satisfied with your Pro Day? 

Andrew Tiller:  I was happy with my Pro Day.  I did well in my bench press and positional drills,   Twenty nine teams watched me work out.   

Alex Khvatov:  Tell us about your Scouting Combine performance. 

Andrew Tiller:  Combine was a once in a lifetime experience.  It is an important day and it is what you make of it.  But it is not a life or death experience.  If you stress out too much, then you won't do well.  You have to go there and relax.  Then you will do your best.  My combine trip was successful.

Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your football career?

Andrew Tiller:  Last year we played in a Pinstripe Bowl against Kansas State.  We won that game.  It was the greatest feeling in the world. 

Alex Khvatov:  Which underclassmen on your team should we keep an eye on in the future? 

Andrew Tiller:  The rising stars are LT Justin Pugh and RG Lou Alexander.

Alex Khvatov:  What are some of the goals that you have set for yourself?

Andrew Tiller:  I will just take it one step at a time.  I want to have a very long pro career.  My goal is to play for the next 10 to 15 years.  

Alex Khvatov:  What do you enjoy the most about football?  

Andrew Tiller:  I love the physical aspect of the game.  Football is very entertaining

Alex Khvatov: 
What are your hobbies?

Andrew Tiller:  Right now I am working out a lot.  I like to play basketball and I like to stay active.

Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Andrew Tiller is ... 

Andrew Tiller:  Humble and hard-working.  I work hard.  I stay out of trouble.  I always stay positive. 



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