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James Anderson biography

Date of birth : 1983-09-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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James Anderson is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Anderson played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted in the third round (88th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Carolina in the third round (88th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft (4/29/06).

GP/GS
Career (50/10) [1/0]; 2009 (16/7) 2008 (8/0) [1/0]; 2007 (10/1); 2006 (16/2).

2009
Played in 16 games with seven starts...Posted 72 tackles, one sack, four quarterback hurries, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Recorded seven special teams tackles...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...Vs. Minnesota (12/20): Sacked quarterback Brett Favre for an eight-yard loss...At New York Giants (12/27): Recovered a fumble at the Panthers' 20-yard line to end the Giants' opening drive.

2008
Played in eight contests primarily on special teams...Was inactive for eight games...Registered three tackles as reserve linebacker on defense and three tackles on special teams...POSTSEASON: Appeared in first career postseason game in NFC Divisional Playoffs versus Arizona (1/10).

2007
Played in 10 games with one start...Inactive for the season's final six contests...Contributed primarily on special teams, where he posted four tackles...Notched 11 tackles and one quarterback hurry at linebacker...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/30): Started at middle linebacker for the first time in his career and tied for second on the team with eight tackles.

2006
Appeared in all 16 games with two starts...Utilized primarily as a reserve linebacker and on special teams...Tallied 25 tackles, two sacks, four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles...Notched three tackles on special teams...Key reserve on defense that allowed only 3,000 net passing yards, which rank as the second-fewest ever surrendered in team history behind the team record of 2,993 given up in 2002...Efforts contributed to defensive unit that finished seventh in the NFL in total defense and tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing 19.1 points per game...Helped unit rank 11th in the League in rushing yards per game, third in third-down efficiency and seventh in sacks per pass play...41 sacks by defense is the fourth-highest amount in team history...Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in nine contests...At Baltimore (10/15): Played as reserve linebacker and saw majority of action at outside linebacker after Thomas Davis left the contest with a rib injury...At Cincinnati (10/22): Made first NFL start at outside linebacker in place of an injured Davis...Ranked second on the team with nine tackles, including two for loss...At New Orleans (12/31): Started at outside linebacker in place of Davis, who missed the game with an injured shoulder...Registered six tackles, two forced fumbles and a career-high two sacks of quarterback Jamie Martin.

COLLEGE

Started 28-of-53 games at Virginia Tech and totaled 218 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and five passes defensed...Became the first player in school history to earn the Excalibur Award five times, given for the top performance in the strength and conditioning program...Finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, a national award that honors a college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement...2005 (Sr.): Started all 13 games at weakside linebacker...Ranked second on the team with a career-high 82 tackles...Collected three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and four passes defensed...Member of Hokies defense that led the nation in total defense and ranked eighth in rushing defense...Returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown in the Gator Bowl against Louisville...2004 (Jr.): Moved from inside linebacker to weakside linebacker...Played in 13 games with 12 starts...Posted 48 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one interception and one pass defensed...2003 (So.): Appeared in all 13 games...Led the Hokies with 37 special teams tackles...Recorded 41 tackles on defense...2002 (Fr.): Saw action in all 14 games with three starts...Registered 47 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble...2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.

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