#48 Andre Mintze

LB

Class Fifth-Year Senior
Height 6'3"
Weight 249
Hometown Philadelphia, Pa.
High School Imhotep Institute

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Mintze Dances Way Into Giving Back
VUCommodores.com — Senior Spotlight
VUCommodores.com — Anchoring Down
The Hustler – Lining Up Behind The Lens

Career
• Lettered four (2017-18-19-20) seasons
• 43 career games with 18 starts
• 75 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three caused fumbles, one fumble recovery and five quarterback pressures
• 17 games with two or more tackles, including a career-high seven stops versus Florida in 2020
• Personal-best 2.0 tackles for loss against Ole Miss and Missouri in 2019 and a career-high 2.0 sacks at Ole Miss in 2019
• 1.5 or more tackles for loss in four contests
• At least one tackle in final 22 career games
• Forced first career fumble in 2019 versus Kentucky and added two in the 2020 season, at Texas A&M and against Tennessee
• Recovered first career fumble in 2020 versus Ole Miss
• In 2019, coordinated Vanderbilt student-athletes’ Dancing Dores drive as part of Dance Marathon that raises money for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital on campus
• Effort raised more than $40,000 in 2019 and 2020

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2020)
• SEC Community Service Team
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• One of 10 semifinalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award
• One of 30 candidates for Senior CLASS Award
• Wuerffel Trophy nominee
• Played in all nine games and started eight
• 21 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two caused fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and two quarterback pressures
• Tied for team lead in forced fumbles
• Second on the squad in both sacks and tackles for loss
• Forced second career fumble in the season opener at No. 10/11 Texas A&M
• Six-yard fumble return against Ole Miss
• 1.0 sack at Mississippi State
• Season-high seven tackles against No. 6/5 Florida, including 1.0 sack and 1.5 tackles for loss
• Three tackles against Tennessee, including one strip sack

As a Senior (2019)
• 2020 Vanderbilt Athletics Godfrey Dillard Courage Award recipient
• Wuerffel Trophy nominee
• Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award nominee
• Played in all 12 games with nine starts at outside linebacker
• 39 tackles (22 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 quarterback sacks, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble
• At least three tackles in seven of last eight appearances
• Season-high six stops against UNLV and Missouri
• 2.0 sacks at Ole Miss
• Tackles for loss in five of last eight games
• Five solo stops in win over Missouri
• Forced fumble and four tackles against Kentucky

As a Junior (2018)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 11 games played
• 10 tackles (six solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack
• First collegiate start versus Tennessee State
• First collegiate sack versus Baylor (Texas Bowl)
• Year-high three tackles (1.5 for loss) at Notre Dame
• Tackle for loss at Missouri

As a Sophomore (2017)
• 11 games played
• Five tackles (four solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss
• Two tackles (one for loss) at South Carolina

As a Freshman (2016)
• Did not see action

The Mintze File
• Senior captain at Imhotep Institute
• Led team to 15-0 record and PIAA 3A state championship as a senior
• 53 tackles, 14 quarterback sacks, 23 tackles for loss as senior
• Two-year defensive starter
• 2015 all-state
• 2015 all-metro
• Transferred to Imhotep from West Catholic prior to junior season
• 2015 Big 33 Football Classic invitee
• National Honor Society
• Full name is Andre Rasheen Mintze
• Son of Andre and Catrina Mintze
• Two sisters, Awtum and Alycia
• Finished double major – cinema and media arts, and medicine, health and society – in December 2019
• Working toward master’s degree in medicine, health and society

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 7, vs. Florida, 11/21/2020
Solo Tackles: 5, (2x), last vs. Missouri, 10/19/2019
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, (2x), last vs. Missouri, 10/19/2019
Quarterback Sacks: 2.0, at Ole Miss, 10/5/2019
Forced Fumbles: 1, (3x), last vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020