Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett was regarded as one of the top pro football linebackers over his 12 year career with the New England Patriots. He is a member of the NFL’s 1980s all-decade team, was selected to the Pro Bowl five times, was named the AFC’s Linebacker of the Year for three straight seasons and was voted the NEA co-Defensive Player of the Year and UPI AFL-AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 1985. In 1999, Andre was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the University of Iowa Hall of Fame and in 2008, Andre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Andre Tippett has also been studying Martial Arts for decades. He holds a fourth degree black belt in Uechi Ryu Karate-Do and is certified through the Okinawa Karate-Do Association in Okinawa, Japan and was a member of the USA Karate team. Andre Tippett was also selected All-City and team captain in football, track and wrestling at Barringer High School in Newark, N.J. and is a member of Newark’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Andre Tippett, a native of Newark, N.J., has worked in the Patriots’ front office since his 1994 retirement. Currently he serves as the New England Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Patriots Assistant Director of Pro Scouting from 1998-2003. He is married to Rhonda and has four children; three daughters and a son.