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Andrew East Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Andrew Dean East
Place Of Birth
Indianapolis, USA
Age
32 years old
Birth Date
September 16 1991

Andrew East Facts

Child Star?
no
Occupation
Football Player
Education & Qualifications
North Central High School
Net Worth
$5,000,000
Current Partner
Shawn Johnson
Children
Drew, Jetty
Parents
Guy East, Marsha East
Siblings
Christine, Guy Jr., James, Grant

About Andrew East

Andrew East is a retired acclaimed American football player known primarily for playing as the long snapper.

The footballer has the credit for being a part of many teams in the National Football League. Andrew East has represented teams like Oakland Raiders, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Washington Rams, among others.

East has featured on several shows like 'Uncut With Jay Cutler,' 'Entertainment Tonight,' and 'Access Hollywood.' Andrew East is married to the gymnast Shawn Johnson, and the duo owns the YouTube channel 'The East Family,' which they created after retirement from their athletic careers. Interestingly, the two are among the most sought-after social media influencers. 

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Andrew East's net worth?

As per estimates, the renowned long snapper has over $5 million net worth.

How much does Andrew East earn per year?

The former football long snapper makes somewhere around $50,000-100,000 yearly. According to sources, Andrew East once had a two-year agreement worth $1,050,000 with the Washington Redskins. Added to it is he has signed more such contracts with several teams in the past.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Andrew East?

Andrew East stands tall to a height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is Andrew East?

The former football player was born on September 17, 1991. As of 2022, the player is 30 years old.

Childhood And Education

Andrew Dean East was born in 1991 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States, to Guy East and Marsha East. Andrew's father, Guy East, was also a football player in his youth and was a part of the college football team while studying at Purdue University.

Besides, East's father, Guy, played as a snapper like his son but later switched to construction and became a consultant. At the same time, his mother, Marsha, acted as a cheerleader at the same university. Thus, sports and athletics run in Andrew's blood.

Andrew East has four siblings and is the middle of all five children. The football player has a sister, Christine, and brothers named Guy, James, and Grant. Both Andrew East and his older brother Guy Jr. East became athletes like their father, with Guy being a professional cyclist known to have participated in the sport internationally.

Also, Andrew's older brother helms Hope Sports, an enterprise that aims to urge athletes to help the needy by building homes. Also, James, whom Andrew considers to be his role model, is into selling financial services. His sister, Christine, is studying at Taylor University, Indiana, while his youngest brother, Grant East, is a high school senior.

Because of his family background, Andrew East was encouraged to participate in sports like rugby, football, and swimming from an early age. Also, initially, East worked in construction because of his father. As a kid, Andrew East schooled at North Central High School, Indianapolis, with football being his favorite sport, while he got a scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University. After graduating from the University, East studied to get an MBA degree.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Andrew East's partner?

The football player tied the knot with the gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson on April 16, 2016. The duo got hitched in Franklin, Tennessee, a year after being engaged in July 2015, at Wrigley Field when a Chicago Cubs game was in progress.

They were blessed with a daughter named Drew in 2019 and had a son, Jett, in 2021. Andrew East's wife Shawn Johnson was a balance beam gold medalist at the 2008 Olympics, while his daughter Drew East is known for the show 'Entertainment Tonight.'

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

During his junior and sophomore years at North Central High School, Indianapolis, Andrew East played as a linebacker and the starting snapper for his school team. In his senior year, the long snapper was honored with the Indiana Academic All-State honors award.

Also, in his junior year, the football player was dubbed the All-Around-Area linebacker when he began playing as a snapper. The then North Central High School football team captain competed for the 5A division school in Indianapolis.

After completing school, Andrew East joined Vanderbilt University on a scholarship. His years at the university involved juggling engineering studies and college football. While attending college, Andrew East played for the Vanderbilt Commodores. However, the college football player extended his eligibility, skipping the first year as a footballer.

Thus, Andrew East began playing college football in 2011, his first season, when he was made the primary snapper. The long snapper significantly contributed to the team's win in crucial matches, resulting in him being awarded the Public Service Award by the coaches.

Later, he tried for the NFL draft in 2015 but was not selected. However, Andrew East signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent the same year but had to quit in August that year. Thus followed a series of signings and waiving. In 2016, Andrew East signed with the Seattle Seahawks but was released a couple of months later.

The following year, he was contacted by Oakland Raiders but later had to quit. Within the next two years, the process was repeated continually, with Andrew East representing teams such as Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders for the second time, Jacksonville Jaguars, Memphis Express, and Washington Redskins, only to be released afterward.

A couple of years later, Andrew East declared his retirement from football in February 2022 via his YouTube channel. Although the former professional footballer was pretty upbeat about his career when he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, Andrew East attributes his failure to continue to the anxiety attacks he began experiencing after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as a professional footballer.

Therefore, the former sportsman and his wife decided to try his luck as a social media influencer, and they succeeded. In 2015, the duo created their YouTube channel, 'The East Family,' where they share videos expressing their views on parenting, family, marriage, spirituality, and the like. 'The East Family' has about 1.36 million subscribers on YouTube, with about 281 million views until 2022. Also, both Andrew East and his wife Shawn Johnson have their podcasts.

Charity Work

In 2020, Andrew East and his Olympic gold medalist wife Shawn Johnson decided to raise money for the healthcare workers. The former football player chose to go bald to promote their fundraiser GoFundMe. As a result, the couple and their followers contributed thousands of dollars to the cause.

Andrew East's Hobbies And Interests

Andrew East likes to visit the beach with his family and play beach volleyball during the summer. Also, he enjoys swimming, skiing, and exercising at the gym. His other pastime is watching movies.

Other Interesting Andrew East Facts And Trivia

  • Andrew East is a fan of Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.
  • His favorite movies are 'The Terminal,' the Harry Potter series, and 'Cast Away.'
  • Also, Andrew East revealed to his fans that he had a pet rabbit called Thumper and a cat he had named Sabrina.
  • The former Kansas City Chiefs player loves watching the show 'New Girl,' with his favorite character being Schmidt.

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Written By
Saumya Awasthi

<p>Accomplished content writer and English language trainer, Saumya, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from D. G. College, Kanpur, and is currently pursuing her Master's degree while working in the field. With a diverse background that includes training as a flight attendant and earning a Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality, and Travel Management from Frankfinn Institute, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Saumya's experience in writing for prestigious news outlets such as The Times of India, Kanpur. In her free time, she enjoys reading and listening to music or audiobooks.</p>

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