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David Anderson (American football)

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Position:  Wide receiver
Roster status:  Retired
Height  1.75 m
Parents  Katie Anderson
College:  Colorado State
Name  David Anderson
Weight  88 kg
Siblings  Erik Anderson
David Anderson (American football)
Date of birth:  (1983-07-28) July 28, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth:  Westlake Village, California
NFL draft:  2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Role  American football wide receiver
Education  Colorado State University, Thousand Oaks High School
Number  17 (Houston Texans / Wide receiver)

David Kent Anderson (born July 28, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.


He has also been a member of the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins.

Early years

Anderson played wide receiver for Thousand Oaks High School alongside future UCLA Bruins quarterback Ben Olson. He started in his sophomore year for the varsity team and earned 3 letters and multiple all-state honors.

College career

Majoring in speech communication, Anderson was a standout wide receiver for the Colorado State Rams football team, finishing his career in 2005. He was listed as 5'11" weighing 195 lbs his senior year and wore number 4. Anderson played with notable quarterbacks Bradlee Van Pelt and Justin Holland and was coached by Sonny Lubick.

Anderson was listed as number one and two in season receptions with 86 in 2005 and 75 in 2003. Anderson was listed number two and three in receptions per game with 12 against Colorado in 2005 and 12 against BYU in 2004. Anderson was listed as number one, two and eight in total yards per season with 1,282 (2003), 1,221 (2005) and 940 (2004). Anderson was listed as number one and six in touchdown receptions per season with 10 (2003) and 8 (2005). Anderson was number two, five and ten on the all time list for receiving yards per game, second to Greg Primus with 256 yards against Hawaii in 1991, with 233 against Brigham Young University in 2004, 199 against Air Force in 2003 and 169 against Wyoming in 2005.

Anderson was number one on the Rams all time receiving lists for career yards (3,634) and career receptions (223).

Houston Texans

Anderson was selected by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. In 2006 he played nine games for the Texans, hauling in one pass reception and three kick returns. The Texans released Anderson but then re-signed him 4 weeks later. He has had several catches in the 2007 season as well as one touchdown.

An exclusive-rights free agent in the 2008 offseason, Anderson signed his one-year tender offer on April 23.

He was featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien when he performed the host's original string dance after catching a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 26, 2008.

Anderson was released by the Texans on July 30, 2011.

Denver Broncos

On July 30, 2011, after he was released by Houston, Anderson signed with the Denver Broncos. He was released by the Broncos on September 2, 2011.

Second stint with the Houston Texans

Anderson was re-signed by the Houston Texans on September 15, 2011, only to be cut on October 12, 2011 when the Houston Texans traded for Derrick Mason.

Washington Redskins

Anderson signed with the Washington Redskins on November 7, 2011.


David Anderson (American football) Wikipedia

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