Dave Lapham welcomes In The Trenches former Cincinnati Bengals and current Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth. In The Trenches is presented by First Star Logistics.
Whitworth left a lasting impression during his 11 seasons in Cincinnati on and off the field after being selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State (LSU).
During his prep career, Whitworth played on a National Championship team at West Monroe High School before signing with the LSU Tigers in the 2001 recruiting class. However, Whitworth talks about how he almost signed to play for another SEC program but was won over by Tigers head coach Nick Saban. After redshirting in the 2001 season, Whitworth earned a starting role earning first-team Freshman All-American honors then helped the Tigers in his second year as a starter go 13-1 en route to winning the BCS national title with a Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma. His 52 college career starts is second in NCAA Division I history.
In the NFL Whitworth was a key performer for the Bengals during his stay before leaving for the Rams, his current team.
In The Trenches, Whitworth recaps growing up in Monroe, Louisiana, his prep career, college career, time with the Bengals, and making it to the Super Bowl with the Rams. He’ll also talk about spending time with Joe Burrow, thoughts on life after the game, and when he may call it a career.