Deon Anderson

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Deon Anderson
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-27) January 27, 1983 (age 32)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Connecticut
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
Debuted in 2007 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 2010 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Deon Terry Anderson (born January 27, 1983) is a former American football fullback. He attended and played college football at the University of Connecticut. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Early years[edit]

Anderson was a three-sport letterman at Hope High School. He received All-New England and All-Conference honors in football as a linebacker. He was an All-American in wrestling, winning the state and New England titles as a junior. He also practiced the shot put. In 2001 he transferred to Avon Old Farms Prep.

Although he accepted a scholarship to play linebacker for the University of Connecticut, he was converted to fullback as a freshman.

Off-the-field issues and poor grades forced him to drop out of school in 2005. He returned in 2006 after a year out of football, under the condition that he would pay all of his college expenses. As a senior, he received team MVP honors and was recognized as one of the best special teams players in the nation. He also led his teams in special teams tackles in each of his four years.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Anderson was selected in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, with the intention of becoming a difference maker in the special teams units. He was given the nickname "cricket" after eating a cricket on a dare during training camp.[1]

As a rookie he was named the starter in the third game of the season, replacing an injured Oliver Hoyt. He was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a rotator cuff injury in the eighth game of the season.[2]

He was waived injured on September 24, 2010, to make room for tight end Scott Chandler, who was called up from the practice squad.[3]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Anderson was signed by the Miami Dolphins on October 19, 2010.[4] He was placed on the injured reserve list with a triceps injury. just 12 days after signing his contract. He was waived on March 3, 2011.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On June 1, 2013, Anderson won the Heavyweight Championship for the Real Cage Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization.


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