Andrew Whitworth a player Rams fans can appreciate beyond the field

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With all the devastation to rock Southern California, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is a player the Los Angeles Rams and their fans can truly appreciate.

Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is one of those players you can’t get enough of, be it on the field or off. With a week that fans in LA and the surrounding area won’t soon forget, Whitworth was a player who made a difference beyond Sunday afternoon.

Appearing this morning on the Dan Patrick Show, the offensive tackle offered his comments on a shooting that claimed 12 lives, and a wildfire that chased him and scores of others from their homes. Speaking from Colorado Springs as the Rams prepare for a Monday Night Football game against the 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs, Whitworth would speak of his experience with the fires and the shooting at a local night club he’d donate his game check for.

Give all the credit to Whitworth for getting it.

We live in a world where players are often more about them than the fans who make up the community they play in. Whitworth, who was at LSU when hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area and left a mark on the state of Louisiana as a whole, knows about how such trauma can affect his family and the community they live in.

"“I got four kids and a wife who need me right now. Will they be in school? Will they have school? Will our house make it? Should I take them all with me to Colorado? I just don’t know. It’s a little stressful.”"

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Whitworth and the entire Rams family are dealing with what has been a tough time in Southern California. Besides the fires that are raging in the Golden State, they are also working though the tragedy of the people killed in Thousand Oaks last Wednesday night.