John Anderson (American football)

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John Anderson
No. 59
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-02-14) February 14, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 1978
Last played in 1989
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks 19.5
Interceptions 25
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Roger John Anderson (born February 14, 1956, Waukesha, Wisconsin) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers from 1978-1989.

Anderson attended South High School in Waukesha and the University of Michigan. He was the second of the Packers' two first-round selections in the 1978 NFL Draft (the first being James Lofton). By the end of Anderson's twelve-year career, he was the Packers' all-time team leader in tackles with 1,020, and was tied with Ray Nitschke for the team career mark in interceptions by a linebacker (25). He was named to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team as selected by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1996.

Upon retirement, Anderson became a sportscaster for WITI in Milwaukee. Since 1998, he has taught middle school earth science at Brookfield Academy in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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