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Andre Welch
Andre  Welch


East Kentwood, Mich.

High School:
East Kentwood

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175




USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

Second-year player can return kicks and adds depth at flanker.

2017 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in three games (Notre Dame, Iowa, Michigan) . . . was the starting kick returner vs. Iowa and Michigan . . . ranked third on the team in kick return yards (three for 61; 20.3 avg.) . . . returned one kick for season-long 27 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Notre Dame . . . had one kick return for 25 yards in Big Ten opener vs. Iowa . . . returned one kick for 9 yards at No. 7 Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner at East Kentwood High School . . . named to the 2016 Associated Press Division 1 honorable mention all-state team . . . played for the West in the East vs. West Michigan All-Star Game, where he also earned the fastest player award . . . scored on a 97-yard kickoff return against Hudsonville and added another 40-yard return in same game . . . had a 20-yard TD catch against Farmington Hills Harrison in the season opener . . . had a 65-yard TD reception against East Lansing . . . had a 57-yard catch vs. Rockford, setting up a 21-yard TD catch two plays later . . . snared a 30-yard TD catch against Grand Haven . . . saw limited action at quarterback as a junior, throwing 18-of-34 for 220 yards with one TD while rushing for 49 yards on 14 carries with one TD . . . also lettered in track & field at East Kentwood, where he was a four-time all-state long jumper and sprinter . . . set the school long jump record as a sophomore with a mark of 23-4.75, tying the national sophomore mark and a top 50 mark in the nation on all grade levels . . . helped East Kentwood to the Division 1 state title as a senior after finishing runner-up in the finals, setting the state record with a mark of 24-1.75, before it was later broken by the state champion winner . . . was third as a junior and runner-up as a sophomore . . . also part of state record-setting 4x200m relay as a senior . . . plans to major in business.

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