Ralph Anderson (American football)
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|Date of birth:October 29, 1936|
|Place of birth: Long Beach, California|
|Date of death: November 27, 1960(aged 24)|
|Place of death: Los Angeles, California|
|College: Los Angeles State|
|NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 101|
|Debuted in 1958|
|Last played in 1960|
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Ralph M. Anderson (October 29, 1936 – November 27, 1960) was an American college and professional football player. An offensive end, he played college football at Santa Monica College and Los Angeles State University, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960. He died November 27, 1960, after sustaining a diabetic reaction. His 44 receptions were good enough to lead the Chargers for the season. He played one game with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 1959.
Anderson died in Los Angeles on November 27, 1960, apparently due to diabetic complications. After going to the movies with his girlfriend and his teammate Ron Botchan, Anderson spent the night at the home of his girlfriend. She found him unresponsive the next morning and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Anderson had missed a game earlier in the 1960 season due to diabetic problems.
- "Pro Grid Star Ralph Anderson is Found Dead". Reading Eagle. November 27, 1960. Retrieved February 2, 2013.