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Encyclopedia > Gary Anderson (running back)
Gary Anderson
Date of birth April 18, 1961
Place of birth Flag of United States Columbia, Missouri
Position(s) Running Back
College Arkansas
NFL Draft 1983 / Round 1/ Pick 20
Pro Bowls 1
Stats
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
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Team(s)
1983-1985
1985-1988
1990-1993
1993
Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL)
San Diego Chargers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detroit Lions

Gary Anderson (born April 18, 1961 in Columbia, Missouri) was an American football player who played in the National Football League and the United States Football League. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: College Town, USA Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area    - City 138. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1983 NFL Draft is also frequently known as the Quarterback class of 1983, because of the six quarterbacks taken in the first round. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Tampa Bay Bandits was a franchise in the United States Football League and competed in all three of the seasons of that leagues existence: 1983, 1984, and 1985. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Nickname: College Town, USA Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area    - City 138. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ...


Career

Gary Anderson signed to play for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League in 1983 after a college football career at the University of Arkansas. The Tampa Bay Bandits was a franchise in the United States Football League and competed in all three of the seasons of that leagues existence: 1983, 1984, and 1985. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


Gary started late in the season and quickly became the starting running back for the Bandits. He finished with 516 yards on 97 carries with 4 touchdowns in 1983. In 1984, Gary rushed for 1008 yards on 268 carries and scored 19 touchdowns (league leader). In 1985, Gary had his best USFL season as he rushed for 1207 yards on 276 carries and had 16 touchdowns. He was named to one All-Star team in his USFL career and is the 4th leading rusher in USFL history. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1985, he signed with the National Football League's San Diego Chargers and was used primarily as a backup running back and kick returner. He returned a kickoff for a 98-yard touchdown on November 17, 1985 that was the longest kickoff return of the 1985 season. He continued to be a reserve and special teams player for the Chargers until 1988, when he became the starting running back and rushed for 1119 yards on 225 carries. He scored 3 touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl that season. In 1986, he caught 80 passes out of the backfield for 871 yards and 8 touchdowns. For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1989, he sat out the season in a contract dispute with the Chargers. Gary returned in 1990 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and rushed for 646 yards on 166 carries. He played with the Buccaneers as a reserver running back until 1993, when he played briefly for the Detroit Lions before retiring. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


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