By Jerry Williamson - August 6, 2015 - 11:00am
Andre isn't your typical 8th grader, standing 5-foot-6, 160 pounds that's ripped and can take it the distance from anywhere on the gridiron. Last fall, Andre was awarded the Greater Miami So. Florida Pop Warner Conference "Player of the Year" as a 7th grader, scoring over 30 touchdowns and playing a significant role leading his midgets team to the Pop Warner Division 2 National Championship.The highly-touted running back nickname should be the four seasons, because he has dominated the sport year-around, adding trophies and recognition throughout winter, spring, summer and fall.
SUMMER - Last summer, Andre was selected to participate in the Florida vs. Georgia All-Star game. Andre was ranked one of the 10 players overall players ranging from 6th through 8th grade. The speedy and powerful running back, finished the game with (6) carries, (150) yards and (3) touchdowns. In result, Andre was named the clear-cut 7th grade Offensive MVP.
FALL - Andre helped his team advance to the Pop Warner Division 2 National Championship. As he recorded over 2,000 all-purpose yards and roughly 40-touchdowns and not to mention, on defense he was the leader in solo tackles. WINTER - Andre attended Florida All-Stars Game Tryouts held at Gipson Park (Miami, FL). He was named class of 2020 overall MVP and Fastest Man Winner and not to mention, he recorded a hand-timed 4.59/40.
SPRING - Andre was invited to the 5th Annual Miami Dolphins Crowning of the Champions and took home the "Most Oustanding Player Award" for the Greater Miami So. Florida Pop Warner Conference. Listen to this, In his first year wrestling with only two months of training, he placed 3rd in the county.
SUMMER - This summer named Florida vs. Georgia All-Star game Offensive MVP -- after finishing the game with (12) carries (102) rushing yards and (1) rushing touchdown. He later, attended five college football camps (Uni. of Miami, Michigan, USF, Marshall, Famu) and turned heads at the Uni. of Miami -- Al Golden Football Camp clocking a hand-timed 4.60/40. Andre looks up to his older brother, Jerel Holmes who was a tremendous athlete at Barrington Christian Academy.
Tamiami commissioner - Jason Hill though very highly of Andre Stringfield both on-and-off the field. Here's what he had to say about the young man:
"Andre is one of the most impressive kids you will see in football and outside of football. He's very humble and hard working. He gives you his all on every play and he will do whatever is best for his team. He's very competitive. His teammates love him and will fight for him every play. He's really first one to defend a teammate . He has a tremendous upside being that he has never touched a weight and never ran track. His mother is very involved as well as siblings. With the right support group, hard work and appreciation. The sky is the limit for him. Great kid. Every coach loved to have a caliber player like him. He's a natural leader. With his presence, he raises everyone's game."