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Bret Anderson
BC Lions
Date of birth: April 23, 1973 (1973-04-23) (age 36)
Place of birth: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Career information
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): SB/K
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
University: Simon Fraser Clan
CFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 25
Organizations
 As player:
1997-present BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Bret Anderson (born April 23, 1974, in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a placekicker and slotback who has played his entire career for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Anderson is 6'3" and 215 lbs. He has played 10 years in the CFL, mostly as a slotback and all with the Lions. He went to Simon Fraser University in Burnaby.[1] During that time, he also worked with former Coquitlam Cheetahs track and field coach Percy Perry on developing his running.[2]

Bret was drafted in the 4th round, 25th overall by the Lions in the 1997 CFL Draft. Anderson was key to the BC Lions's 2000 Grey Cup win. From 2001 to 2003, he caught 66 passes and had 4 touchdowns as a backup. He played only 5 games in 2004 before retiring to become a firefighter. In 2005, he came back and recorded his longest kick ever on October 16, 2005 against the Montreal Alouettes. The kick was 91 yards long. Anderson got his second Grey Cup ring in 2006.

Bret Anderson works for the Port Coquitlam, British Columbia fire department both during and after the football season.[3] The Coquitlam, British Columbia native has gone through the formality of resigning from the Lions each year since he got on full time with the PCFD in 2004 (he left the team after five games that season and didn't rejoin until 2005).

Anderson did not initially return for the 2009 BC Lions season but was re-signed on October 5, 2009.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Bret Anderson". BC Lions Football Club. http://bclions.com/roster/show/id/495. Retrieved 2009-10-05.  
  2. ^ Coquitlam Now: Coquitlam loses coach, mentor Retrieved on 27 December 2009
  3. ^ "Camaraderie the tie that binds on field and off". Vancouver Province. 2008-07-23. http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=e5a6e2f0-f7df-42a1-ba51-dcd5c437b068. Retrieved 2009-10-05.  
  4. ^ "Bret Anderson returns to Lions". BC Lions Football Club. 2009-10-05. http://bclions.com/article/bret-anderson-returns-to-lions. Retrieved 2009-10-05.  
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