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Richie Anderson
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Position(s)
Fullback
Jersey #(s)
20
Born September 13, 1971 (1971-09-13) (age 38)
Olney, Maryland
Career information
Year(s) 19932004
NFL Draft 1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 144
College Penn State
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 400
Rushing yards 1,274
Total Touchdowns 18
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Richard Darnoll Anderson (born September 13, 1971 in Olney, Maryland) is a former American football Fullback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets from 1994-2002 and the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2004. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 2001.

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Early life

Anderson played college football at Penn State. While with the Nittany Lions, he had 1,756 rushing yards, 353 receiving yards, and 31 touchdowns. Anderson played high school football at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

NFL playing career

Anderson was drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Jets and played in the NFL from 1994 to 2004.

Anderson's main highlights with the Cowboys where when he threw a left handed touchdown pass to Terry Glenn in a 2004 game against the Washington Redskins, and when he leaped 5 feet in the air over former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent.

Due to a herniated disc neck injury, Anderson was released from the Cowboys on April 29, 2005. He officially retired after the 2005 season by signing a one-day contract with the New York Jets, the team that drafted him.

Coaching career

After he retired, he joined the New York Jets coaching staff as an assistant wide receivers coach.

After the 2006 season, Anderson joined the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff as a wide receivers coach.

But he was fired before ever being present at a practice, after a March 9, 2007 arrest for soliciting a prostitute who turned out to be an undercover Phoenix police officer. However, all charges against Anderson where dropped.

On October 15, 2009, Anderson joined the Kansas City Chiefs to be the offensive quality control coach, replacing former NFL wide receiver, Dedric Ward.[1]

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