Rodney Anderson (American football)

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Rodney Anderson
No. 33 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-12) September 12, 1996 (age 23)
Katy, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Katy (TX)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 211
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Rodney Anderson (born September 12, 1996) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early years[edit]

Anderson had a standout high school career at Texas football powerhouse, Katy High School in Katy, Texas. Anderson saw his first varsity action as a true freshman in 2011 due to some upperclassmen injuries. After winning the 5A state title as a sopbomore in 2012, he would go on to be the number one feature back in 2013 and 2014, making the 5A state finals both seasons. Anderson finished with 5,493 career rushing yards (number one in school history as of 2019) on 603 carries. He originally committed to Texas A&M University to play college football but changed his commitment to the University of Oklahoma.[1]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Oklahoma in 2015, Anderson played in two games and had one carry for five yards before suffering a season-ending broken leg.[2] Before the 2016 season, he suffered a neck injury which caused him to miss that season.[3][4] Anderson returned from the injuries to rush for 1,161 yards on 188 carries and 13 touchdowns in 2017.[5] In the 2018 Rose Bowl against Georgia, he rushed for 201 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Anderson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round, 211th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on August 31, 2019 after suffering a torn ACL in the final preseason game.[7]


  1. ^ "Four-star 2015 RB Rodney Anderson de-commits from Texas A&M, will visit Alabama". Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "OU football: Rodney Anderson brings as much toughness as ability to Sooners' RB competition | OU Sports Extra". Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson return from injury, has huge shoes to fill - Big 12 Blog". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "OU GAMEDAY: RB Rodney Anderson's quiet personality helps fuel big-time production | Don't Miss This". Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Cliff Brunt. "Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson leading Sooners' stable - Sports - The Times - Beaver, PA". Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bengals select Rodney Anderson with 211th pick". April 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bengals Announce 53-Man Roster". August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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