WAYNE GANDY

T #72

Height/Weight: 6-5 / 308 lbs.

Age: 36 Experience: 15 years

College: Auburn, B.S. in Finance

Transaction: Traded from the Saints to the Falcons in exchange for safety Bryan Scott and an undisclosed 207 draft pick on April 6, 2006.

Wayne grew up in Haines City, Florida where he graduated from Haines City High School. While at Haines City High School,
Wayne lettered three times in three different sports; football, basketball and track. He was very successful and a starter in
all three sports. Wayne excelled as a student and was selected to be a memeber of the National Honor Society. Wayne
received an athletic scholarship to the University of Auburn in Alabama to play football. Their, he concentrated only on
football where he started every game during his junior and senior years. Wayne excelled in the classroom at Auburn and
was named an Academic All-American. Ferocious on the football field in the position of Offensive Tackle, Wayne earned
first team All-American honors from Football Writers Association where he was featured on television with the world
famous actor Bob Hope. Wayne a unanimous All-Southeastern Conference selection as
a senior and was a finalist for the Outland Trophy Award which goes to the most outstanding linemen in College Football.

Originally selected as a first round (15th pick overall) draft choice by the Los Angeles Rams in 1994. Signed as an
unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 6, 1999. Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the
New Orleans Saints on March 2, 2003. Traded to the Falcons for safety S Bryan Scott and the Falcons 2007
seventh-round draft pick on April 6, 2006.

CAREER

Consistent player on the offensive line, who has played in 207 of a possible 208 NFL games in his 13-year career, starting
200 of those contests. Has started all 16 games in 10 of the past 11 seasons, missing only one start in 2001.

2006 (FALCONS)

Started all 16 games for the fifth consecutive season, helping the team lead the NFL in rushing for the third
consecutive year, while setting a Falcons franchise record with 2,939 rushing yards (ninth highest in NFL history).

Blocked for a running game that tallied six, 200-yard rushing games, while also leading the NFL in rushes of
20+ yards (23) and 10+ yards (82). Blocked for an offense that produced 252 rushing yards at Carolina (9/10),
followed by a franchise-record 306 rushing yards vs. Tampa Bay (9/17).

Opened gaps for a running game that recorded 262 rushing yards on 40 carries vs. Arizona (10/1), which
included two players rushing for over 100 yards in QB Michael Vick and RB Jerious Norwood.

Member of an offensive line that created holes for a running game that rushed for 223 yards vs. New York Giants (10/15),
marking the fourth time in five games the team rushed for over 200 yards.

Paved the way for Vick to rush for 166 rushing yards vs. New Orleans (11/26), which marked the second highest rushing
total for a quarterback in a single game.

Part of an offensive line that opened holes for a ground game that totaled 256 rushing yards at Washington (12/3).

Started 200th career game at Philadelphia (12/31) as the running game produced 159 yards.

2005 (SAINTS)

Started all 16 games for the fourth straight season and for the tenth time in his 12-year career.

2004 (SAINTS)

Started all 16 games at left tackle for the third straight season, and the ninth time in his career.

2003 (SAINTS)

Started all 16 regular season games and was part of a unit that helped pave the way for RB Deuce McAllister’s
record-breaking season. McAllister finished second in the NFC with a career-high 1,641 yards (4.7 avg. on 351 carries)
and posted a club-record nine-straight 100-yard games (from vs. Indianapolis, Sept. 28 to vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 7).
McAllisters nine-straight 100-yard performances tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history.

2002 (STEELERS)

Started all 16 regular season games and both post-season contests.

Was instrumental in the offense’s record-setting performance vs. Atlanta (11/10), in which the team amassed 645 total yards.

Started his third postseason game in a Wild Card clash vs. Cleveland (1/5/03) and his fourth postseason game in the
Divisional Playoff game at Tennessee (1/11/03).

2001 (STEELERS)

Earned first-team All-Pro honors from Football Digest as he started 15 games.

Anchored an offensive line that produced a third-straight 200-yard rushing performance at Tampa Bay (10/21).

Had his string of 102 straight games end vs. Baltimore (11/4) because of a hamstring injury.

Started the first postseason game of his career vs. Baltimore (1/20/02) and started his second postseason game in the
AFC Championship Game vs. New England (1/27/02).

2000 (STEELERS)

Produced a solid season despite playing the majority of it with a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Helped the offense finish as the fourth-best rushing team in the NFL and one of only 10 units in the league to compile
more than 2,000 yards.

1999 (STEELERS)

Started every game at left tackle and provided stability in his first season with the Steelers.

Instrumental in his Steelers debut as the team produced 460 total yards, including 213 rushing yards, at Cleveland (9/12).

1998 (RAMS)

Started in all 16 games at right tackle for the Rams.

1997 (RAMS)

Showed versatility by starting Games 1-4 and 10-12 at left tackle, and Games 5-9 and 13-16 at right tackle.

Played in 1,005 of possible 1,011 plays.

1996 (RAMS)

Started 16 games at left tackle.

Received game ball from coaches vs. Atlanta (11/10) after not allowing a sack and helping the Rams to 279 rushing yards.

1995 (RAMS)

Started 16 games at left tackle.

1994 (RAMS)

Played in 16 games with nine starts at right tackle. Was only Rams rookie offensive lineman to start more than half of season
since G Tom Newberry (14) in 1986.

Made first career start vs. New York Giants (10/16), replacing an injured Jackie Slater.

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