Richie Anderson

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Richie Anderson
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-09-13) September 13, 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth: Olney, Maryland
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 144
Debuted in 1993
Last played in 2004
Career history

As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 400
Rushing yards 1,274
Total Touchdowns 18
Stats at

Richard Darnell Anderson (born September 13, 1971) is a former American football Fullback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets from 1994–2002 and the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2004. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 2001.

Early life[edit]

Anderson played college football at Penn State. While with the Nittany Lions, he had 1,756 rushing yards, 353 receiving yards, and 31 touchdowns. Anderson played high school football at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

NFL playing career[edit]

Anderson was drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Jets and played in the NFL from 1994 to 2004.

Anderson's main highlights with the Cowboys where when he threw a left-handed touchdown pass to Terry Glenn in a 2004 game against the Washington Redskins, and when he leaped 5 feet in the air over former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent.

Due to a herniated disc neck injury, Anderson was released from the Cowboys on April 29, 2005. He officially retired after the 2005 season by signing a one-day contract with the New York Jets, the team that drafted him.

Coaching career[edit]

After he retired, he joined the New York Jets coaching staff as an assistant wide receivers coach.

After the 2006 season, Anderson joined the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff as a wide receivers coach.

On October 15, 2009, Anderson joined the Kansas City Chiefs to be the wide receivers coach, replacing former NFL wide receiver, Dedric Ward.[1]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dedric Ward
Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers Coach
Succeeded by
Nick Sirianni