Brandon Anderson

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Brandon Anderson
No. 21
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Dublin, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Pulaski County (VA)
College: Akron
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 3
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 56
INTs: 2
Pass deflections: 11
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Brandon Anderson (born December 10, 1985) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Akron.

Anderson was also a member of the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early life[edit]

Anderson attended Pulaski County High School in Dublin, Virginia.[1] While at Pulaski, Anderson played football, basketball and ran track & field. As a member of the football team, Anderson played both running back and defensive back.

After Pulaski, Anderson attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.[2][3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Brandon Anderson
CB
Dublin, Virginia Hargrave Military Academy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 4.4 Dec 26, 2004 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (CB)   Rivals: -- (CB), -- (VA)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Anderson chose to attend the University of Akron, accepting a football scholarship from the Zips on December 26, 2004.[4] Anderson also received scholarship offers from Memphis and Central Florida.

College career[edit]

In 2005 as a freshman, Anderson recorded 22 tackles and one interception playing as a special teams player and reserve defensive back[5] In 2006, he returned 11 kickoffs for 157 yards with a long of 28 yards. Recorded 27 tackles and one interception. He also forced a fumble.[5] He recorded 17 tackles and one sack in 2007. His senior year, he returned one kickoff for 17 yards. Had a career high 42 tackles and had one interception. During his college career, he recorded 108 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, Anderson was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the 79th-best cornerback in the draft. Anderson averaged 4.42 on his 40-yard dash, but ran a 4.34 on his fastest attempt.[6] He was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he posted the following numbers during his Akron pro-day workouts:

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 175 lb 4.42 s 1.54 s 2.53 s 34 in 10 ft 3 in
All values from 2009 Akron Pro Day[6]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Anderson signed with the Indianapolis Colts after going undrafted.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Anderson was a practice squad member of the Cleveland Browns in 2009.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Anderson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. After a season on the practice squad, the Buccaneers dressed Anderson for 3 games in 2010, where he did not record an statistics.

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

In January 2012, Anderson signed with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.[7]

Chicago Rush[edit]

Anderson was assigned to the Chicago Rush for the 2013 season, but was placed on recallable reassignment by the Rush before the season began.

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

Two days after the Rush placed Anderson on recallable reassignment, he was claimed by the Cleveland Gladiators. Anderson played the 2013 season with the Gladiators. He was reassigned on November 21, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Pulaski Cougars player signs with NFL's Colts". www.southwesttimes.com. The Southwest Times. 2009. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NFL Alumni". www.hargravesports.com. Hargrave Military Academy. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2004 Hargrave Military Academy Football Roster". www.scout.com. Microsoft. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brandon Anderson". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Brandon Anderson college stats". www.espn.go.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Brandon Anderson, DS #79 CD, Akron". www.nfldraftscout.com. The Sports Xchange. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "SaberCats Add Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Back Brandon Anderson". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 12, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 

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