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Encyclopedia > Neal Anderson
Neal Anderson
Date of birth August 14, 1964 (1964-08-14) (age 43)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Graceville, Florida
Position(s) Running Back
College Florida
NFL Draft 1986 / Round 1 / Pick 27
Pro Bowls 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1986-1993 Chicago Bears

Neal Anderson (born August 14, 1964 in Graceville, Florida) is a retired American Football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Graceville is a city located in Jackson County, Florida. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) 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 1986 NFL Draft Round one External links 1986 NFL Draft Categories: | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Graceville is a city located in Jackson County, Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


Anderson was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first found of the 1986 NFL Draft, after the Bears victorious 1985 season. He was selected to back-up, and eventually succeed Walter Payton, who had claimed many NFL records during his lengthy career. After Payton’s retirement in 1987, Anderson became the team’s starting running back. The 1986 NFL Draft Round one External links 1986 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... A starting lineup in sports refers to the set of players actively participating in the event when the game begins. ...


His best years came during the late 80s, where he rushed for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. In all three seasons, Anderson scored over ten touchdowns and averaged over 4 yards per carry. Ultimately, his best season came in 1989, where he rushed for 1,275 yards, received 434 yards, and scored 15 touchdowns. Also, Anderson was selected to play in four Pro Bowls. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Over his short career, Anderson amassed 6,166 rushing yards and scored 81 touchdowns. However, his success was overshadowed by more prominent running backs such as Barry Sanders, Thurman Thomas, and Emmitt Smith. Anderson’s career was shortened by injuries and the Bears’ fall-out during the early nineties. He is currently the Bears’ second leading rusher, behind his predecessor, Walter Payton. Thomas Jones, who played for the Chicago Bears from the 2004 to 2006 seasons, almost approached Anderson's total, but was traded to the New York Jets after coming within 800 yards of the goal. [1] Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, but he retired... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Thomas Quinn Jones (born August 19, 1978 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia) is an American football running back for the New York Jets. ... The 2004 Chicago Bears season was their 85th regular season completed in the National Football League. ... The Chicago Bears began the 2006 NFL season in hopes of defending their NFC North Championship title, and redefining their offense. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...


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Preceded by
William Perry
Bears 1st round draft pick
1986
Succeeded by
Jim Harbaugh

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Neal played against Kuwait in the final group game to rest Mills when qualification had already been assured, but Mills returned for the second phase, from which England were eliminated.
Anderson was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in recognition of his impact on the English league.
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