#48 Andre Mintze


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

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2020)
• SEC Community Service Team selection
• 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
• 2019 Wuerffel Trophy nominee
• 2019 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award nominee
• 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 has raised more than $40,000 in last two years
• Played in all 12 games with nine starts at outside linebacker
• 40 tackles (23 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 quarterback sacks, two 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 seven games
• Five solo stops in win over Missouri
• Forced fumble and four tackles at Florida

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
• 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
• Actively involved in community service around Vanderbilt campus
• 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: 6, (2x), last vs. Missouri, at 10/19/2019
Solo Tackles: 5, (2x), last vs. Missouri, at 10/19/2019
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, (2x), last vs. Missouri, at 10/19/2019
Quarterback Sacks: 2, at Ole Miss, at 10/5/2019
Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Kentucky, 11/16/2019