Tim Anderson (defensive tackle)

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Tim Anderson
No. 69, 77, 93
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-11-22) November 22, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth: Clyde, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2002)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2003)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 82
Sacks: 1.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Timothy J. Anderson (born November 22, 1980) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.[1] Anderson was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys of the NFL and the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League.[2]

Early years[edit]

Anderson played high school football in Clyde, Ohio where he received both All-Ohio and All-American honors. Tim also was a wrestling standout winning Ohio's division II state title his junior and senior seasons in the 275 class.[3]

College career[edit]

He then attended The Ohio State University, where he was a starter for three years. As a freshman, Anderson played behind Ryan Pickett on the depth chart. When Pickett skipped his senior season to enter the NFL draft, Anderson stepped up and that season recorded three sacks and nine tackles for loss. Anderson's best remembered play at Ohio State came in the 2002 national championship season,[4] when he batted down a fourth-down pass from Illinois's Jon Beutjer in overtime to preserve Ohio State's 23-16 victory.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Anderson was selected by the Bills in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Anderson played in only one game in 2004, but started several in 2005. On October 16, 2005 against the New York Jets, Anderson tackled Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde for the first sack of his career.[2] Anderson was released by the Bills on October 20, 2007[6]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On November 1, 2007, he signed with the Falcons. He re-signed with the team on March 10, 2008.[7] He was released on September 1, 2008.[8]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After spending the 2008 season out of football, Anderson was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on January 26, 2009.[8] He was released on August 15, 2009.[9]

Hartford Colonials[edit]

After spending the 2009 season out of football, Anderson was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on July 23, 2010.[10] He was released on September 3.[11]

Following Football Career

Tim Anderson is currently a US History and World History teacher at Perry High School [12] in Massillon, Ohio. Anderson also assist in coaching the schools successful wrestling team. Anderson also has two children.


  1. ^ 2004 NFL Draft Scout Report.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. ^ a b NFL Stats.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Big Tim Anderson.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Ohio State Football All 2000's Team.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  5. ^ The Magnificent Six : #1 - The 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  6. ^ Buffalo Bills release DT Tim Anderson; promote TE Derek Schouman.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  7. ^ Stephen Rhodes (March 11, 2008). "Falcons Sign 2". Falcons Gab. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Fantasy Football News.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  9. ^ "Dallas Cowboys' Phillips gives dual role a test drive". Dallas News. August 16, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  10. ^ Hartford Colonials Add NFL Veteran Tim Anderson.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  11. ^ Anthony Wireman (September 3, 2010). "Andre Woodson Cut by UFL's Hartford Colonials". Nation Of Blue. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  12. ^ http://perrylocal.org/phs/information/directory/