Kelvin Anderson

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Kelvin Anderson
Date of birth: (1972-02-04) February 4, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: South Bend, Indiana
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): RB
College: Southeast Missouri State
Organizations
As player:
1996-2002
2001
2003
Calgary Stampeders
San Francisco Demons - XFL
BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1998, 1999, 2001
Awards: 1996 CFL Rookie of the Year
1998 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
2001 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy

Kelvin Anderson (born February 4, 1972) is a retired professional gridiron football player. As a running back, he rushed for over 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons in the Canadian Football League, a league record. He won the CFL's Grey Cup championship twice, as a member of the Calgary Stampeders, in 1998 and 2001.

Born February 4, 1972, in South Bend, Indiana, Anderson played football at New Madrid County Central High School. He played college football at Southeast Missouri Statewhere he earned the nickname "Earthquake". Anderson's eight consecutive 1,000 yard seasons began in 1996 with the Calgary Stampeders. In 2000 he played in 15 games for Calgary, and ran for 1,048 yards and scored six touchdowns. He caught 34 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, and captured the Eddie James Memorial Trophy as the Western Division’s top rusher. In 2001 he was named a Western All-Star for the fifth consecutive season, and was named a CFL All-Star for the third time in his career, and ran for a career-high 1,383 yards and six touchdowns. Anderson also caught 48 passes for 433 yards and nine touchdowns. Anderson also played in the only XFL season in 2001 for the San Francisco Demons, leading the team in rushing with 228 yards.

Anderson had played all of his CFL career with the Calgary Stampeders when he was released by them prior to the 2003 season in favor of Lawrence Phillips. Anderson signed with the BC Lions, following head coach and general manager Wally Buono who had also been let go by Calgary. With the Lions in 2003, he rushed for over 1,000 yards for the eighth consecutive season, setting a league record. He retired just prior the 2004 CFL season. [1] Antonio Warren succeeded him as the Lions' starting running back.