Anthony Anderson (American football)

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Anthony Anderson
No. 33
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-09-27) September 27, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth: Wilmington, Delaware
Career information
College: Temple
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att–yards: 24–123
Kick Returns–yards: 20–297
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Anthony Eugene Anderson (born September 27, 1956) is a retired professional American football running back. He played for two seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he won a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XIV against the Los Angeles Rams, and also played with the Atlanta Falcons. Anderson played for the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League in the 1983 season.[1][2]

Football[edit]

Anderson attended Thomas McKean High School[3] where he was a two-time All-Stater. In 1994, Anderson was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame[4] and was also inducted into Temple University Hall of Fame.[2] Anderson was at the time the second leading ground-gainer in Temple football history. Anderson earned the All-East and All-American awards while at Temple.[2][2]

As part of the nationwide kickoff to the Super Bowl 50 celebration, the NFL launched today the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll initiative recognizing schools and communities that contributed to Super Bowl history and positively impacted the game of football.[5] On January 11, 2016 Anderson received this honor at Thomas McKean high School. That night, the high school also retired his jersey number.

Personal[edit]

Anderson owns a construction company in Delaware and does motivational speaking engagements. Anderson had a small role in the made-for-TV movie, Fighting Back a story about Rocky Bleier. Anthony Anderson has a son named Anthony Brown who is a running back that plays football for Wesley College in Dover, Delaware.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Anderson". Just Sports Stats. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Anthony Anderson". Owl Sports. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Anderson". Pro Football Reference. High School: Thomas McKean 
  4. ^ "Past Inductees". Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. 1994 Anthony Anderson 
  5. ^ "League launches Super Bowl High School Honor Roll". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.