Ralph Anderson (defensive back)

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Ralph Anderson
No. 49
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-04-03) April 3, 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
College: West Texas State
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 5 / Pick: 126
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games: 34
Interceptions: 6
Fumbles recovered: 5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ralph Edward Anderson (born April 3, 1949 - died December 20, 2016) is a former professional American football defensive back in the National Football League.

After attending West Texas State (later renamed West Texas A&M), Anderson was drafted in the 5th round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[1] He played for the Steelers for two years, starting 21 games at positionfree safety and recording four interceptions.[1]

In 1973, he moved on to the New England Patriots where he played a final season.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Ralph Anderson player page". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 

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