Richie Anderson life and biography

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Richie Anderson biography

Date of birth : 1971-09-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Olney, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-15
Credited as : Former football fullback New York Jets, wide receiver coach Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl

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Richard Darnoll Anderson (born September 13, 1971 in Olney, Maryland) is a former American football Fullback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets from 1994–2002 and the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2004. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in 2001. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Former Pro Bowl FB Richie Anderson enters his first season as Kansas City’s wide receivers coach in 2010. He served an NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with Kansas City a year ago, working closely with the Chiefs receiving corps. He began his coaching career as the assistant wide receivers/tight ends coach with the N.Y. Jets (2006).

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Anderson spent the 2006 season as the assistant wide receivers/tight ends coach with the N.Y. Jets. WR Laveranues Coles produced a career-best 91 catches for 1,098 yards that season, while WR Jerricho Cotchery tallied a personal-high 82 receptions and six TD catches in 2006.

A 12-year NFL veteran as a fullback, Anderson appeared in 161 regular season games (88 starts) for the N.Y. Jets (’93-02) and Dallas (2003-04).He rushed 318 times for 1,274 yards with four TDs and caught 400 passes for 3,149 yards with 14 TD receptions. Anderson also played in five career postseason contests with three starts. He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round selection (144th overall) of the N.Y. Jets in the ’93 NFL Draft.

Anderson was selected as the AFC’s starting fullback in the Pro Bowl following the 2000 season when he led the Jets with a career-high 88 receptions for 853 yards with two TDs. He also earned All-Pro honors from USA Today and was named the Jets winner of the Byron “Whizzer” White Award that season.

He concluded his collegiate career at Penn State with 363 carries for 1,756 yards with 29 TDs. He added 37 catches and two receiving TDs. He was an All-America selection and named the Maryland Player for the Year by USA Today as a senior at Sherwood High School in Sandy Springs, Maryland.

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