Bobby Anderson, Football

  • All-American (1969)

  • Two-time All-Big Eight (1968, 1969)
  • Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (1982)
  • CU All Century Team (1989)
  • College Football Hall of Fame (2006)

Anderson will become CU’s fourth player to be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame this December.  A consensus first-team All-American at tailback as a senior in 1969 (Associated Press, United Press International, NEA, Sporting News), the AP named him an honorable mention All-American his sophomore year when he played quarterback; he earned first-team All-Big Eight honors at both positions (QB in 1968, TB in 1969).  He moved to tailback for the third game of his senior year (versus Indiana), rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns and remained there the rest of the season.  He set 18 single-game, single-season, and career records during his CU career, including 4,565 yard of total offense, a Big Eight record at the time.  He also exited as CU’s all-time leading rusher (2,367 yards) and scorer (212 points), finished 11th in the 1969 Heisman Trophy voting and is one of three CU players to have his jersey number retired (#11).  In his final game for CU, accounted for 295 yards of total offense in the 1969 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, and was voted the game’s MVP (his 254 yards and three TDs rushing led CU to a 47-33 win over Alabama).  He was also the MVP in Colorado’s 31-21 win over Miami, Fla., in the ’67 Bluebonnet Bowl.  A member of CU’s All-Century team (second-leading vote getter, 5,636 of a possible 6,265), the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 1982) and the Big Eight Hall of Fame (inducted 1980); he previously had his jersey honored in a 1998 ceremony.  A first-round selection in the 1970 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos (11th overall), he played in 54 NFL games with Denver (1970-74), New England (1975) and Washington (1975). He has worked on CU football broadcasts since 1977 for KOA-Radio, and is a regular participant on the Celebrity Golf Tour.

 

 

 

 

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