Kurt Anderson (American football)

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Kurt Anderson
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Assistant Offensive Line Coach
Team Buffalo Bills
Conference AFC East
Biographical details
Born (1978-08-08) August 8, 1978 (age 36)
Evanston, Illinois
Alma mater University of Michigan
Playing career
1997–2001 Michigan
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Indiana State (TE)
Michigan (Def QC)
Michigan (OL/GA)
Eastern Michigan(Run Coordinator/OL)
Buffalo Bills (Asst. OL)

Kurt Kristoffer Anderson (born August 8, 1978) is an American football coach and former player. He played college football for the University of Michigan. He won the Hugh R. Rader Award in 2001. After his playing career, Anderson became a professional football coach, and is the current Assistant Offensive Line coach for the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League

High school[edit]

Anderson attended Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois. He was a 1996 Parade All-American linebacker.[1] He earned a full scholarship to The University of Michigan.

College career[edit]

Anderson was a two-year letterman on the offensive line (2000–01)[2] for the Wolverines and was the starting offensive center. He received the Hugh R. Rader Jr. Memorial Award[3] as the team’s top offensive lineman and was selected All-Big Ten by the conference coaches following the 2001 season. He was a member of the 1998 Michigan squad that won the Rose Bowl on the way to a national championship. He was also a player in the 1999 Citrus Bowl, the 2000 Orange Bowl, the 2001 and 2002 Citrus Bowls. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League in 2002.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2005, Anderson was an assistant coach at Indiana State where he worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends. In 2006, Anderson was a defensive quality control coach at The University of Michigan.[5] Anderson spent the 2007[6] season as a graduate assistant coach for the offensive line. Anderson joined the Eastern Michigan staff on April 2, 2008[7] as tight ends coach before shifting to the offensive line and run game coordinator in 2009. In 2010, Eastern Michigan finished with 2,080 yards rushing. The Eagles’ ground attack was extremely effective during the 2011 campaign, Eastern Michigan rushed for 2,620 yards and 16 touchdowns on 575 carries for the 14th-best ground attack in the nation. A record two-year combined total of 4,700 yards for Eastern Michigan. On January 28, 2013, Anderson joined the Buffalo Bills staff as an offensive quality control coach.[8]


Anderson is married with five children, wife Jennifer, sons Hawken and Torin, daughter Dagny and twins Odin and Raina. His grandfather is Bob Nowaskey who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League and Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference.[9] His father Donald Anderson played football at Northwestern University and the New Orleans Saints.[10] He is the younger brother of Erick Anderson, a former American football linebacker who won the 1991 Butkus Award and played in the National Football League with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins. He is the younger brother of Lars Anderson, a former American football player at Indiana University.


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