Andrew East was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He played football in high school and later in college at Vanderbilt. East joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 and was released the same year. He went on to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, the Oakland Raiders, the Los Angeles Rams, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Memphis Express and the Washington Redskins from 2016 to 2019.
East got engaged to Shawn Johnson in 2015 and they married one year later. The following year, the couple revealed that they had suffered a miscarriage. The duo welcomed daughter Drew in October 2019. The pair confirmed that they were expecting a boy in March 2021.