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Mike Anderson (running back)

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Position:  Running back
Weight  104 kg
College:  Utah
Career start  2000

Name  Mike Anderson
Education  University of Utah
Height  1.83 m
Movies  London Betty
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Date of birth:  (1973-09-21) September 21, 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth:  Winnsboro, South Carolina
High school:  Fawn Grove (PA) Kennard-Dale
NFL draft:  2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
Role  American football running back
Similar People  Olandis Gary, Tatum Bell, Reuben Droughns, Terrell Davis, Clinton Portis

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Michael Moschello Anderson (born September 21, 1973) is a former American football running back and Marine. He was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah.


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Anderson, who earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, has also played for the Baltimore Ravens in his career.

High school

Anderson is a graduate of Kennard-Dale High School in York County, Pennsylvania, where he did not compete in sports.

Marine Corps

Anderson spent four years in the United States Marine Corps upon completion of high school in order to earn educational benefits and in consideration of a possible military career. While in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, he played on the 11th Marines contact football team, where he was seen by an assistant coach for Mt. San Jacinto Junior College.

College career

Anderson attended Mt. San Jacinto Junior College for two years. As a freshman, helped his team win the L.A. Bowl with 1,511 rushing yards. He won the California State JUCO Player of the Year after rushing for 1,686 yards as a sophomore. Anderson went on to become a two-time all-conference player at the University of Utah where he was a teammate of Baltimore Ravens star wide receiver Steve Smith. Anderson finished his two-year career with the best per-game rushing average in school history (102.4 avg.)

Denver Broncos

Anderson played five seasons for the Denver Broncos. In his first season in 2000, he ended up with 1,487 yards and received the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. He set several franchise records on Dec 3 at New Orleans with 37 carries for 251 yards and four touchdowns. He also had games with 187 and 195 yards, the only rookie in NFL history with three 175+ yard games. He was plagued by injuries in the following years, not even playing in 2004, the result of tearing both groin muscles while blocking on a punt return in the waning moments of a preseason game. The 2005 NFL season was a good one for him. He rushed for 1,014 yards in 15 games. In reaching his second 1,000-yard rushing season, Anderson set several modern-day NFL records (longest stretch between seasons leading a team in rushing, longest stretch between a player's first and second 1,000-yard rushing seasons, and greatest number of seasons passed between 1,000-yard rushing seasons with no intervening seasons rushing for that distance). On March 1, 2006, Anderson was waived by the Broncos to avoid exceeding the salary cap.

As of 2017's NFL off-season, Mike Anderson held at least 11 Broncos franchise records, including:

  • Rush Attempts: rookie season (297 in 2000), rookie game (37 on 2000-12-03 @NOR; with Olandis Gary)
  • Rush Yards: game and rookie game (251 on 2000-12-03 @NOR)
  • Rushing TDs: rookie season (15 in 2000; with Clinton Portis), rookie game (4 on 2000-12-03 @NOR)
  • Total TDs: rookie game (4 on 2000-12-03 @NOR; with Clinton Portis)
  • Yds from Scrimmage: game and rookie game (256 on 2000-12-03 @NOR)
  • Games with 2+ TD scored: rookie season (5; with Clinton Portis)
  • Games with 3+ TD scored: rookie season (1; with Jon Keyworth, Terrell Davis, and Clinton Portis)
  • Baltimore Ravens

    On March 12, 2006, Anderson and the Ravens agreed on a contract. During the 2006 season, he was third string behind Jamal Lewis and Musa Smith. He finished 2006 with 39 carries for 143 yards and 1 touchdown, as well as 9 receptions for 54 yards. On February 27, 2008 the Ravens released him, ending his NFL career.


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