Darius Anderson
No. 30 – Houston Texans
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-10) September 10, 1997 (age 24)
Richmond, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:George Ranch (TX)
College:TCU
Undrafted:2020
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darius “Jet” Anderson (born September 10, 1997) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at TCU.

Early years

Anderson attended George Ranch High School. As a junior, he received District 24-5A Offensive MVP honors. As a senior, he led his team to a 16-0 season and a 5A Division I State Championship. He registered 2,274 rushing yards (8.7-yard avg.), 30 rushing touchdowns, 13 receptions and 2 receiving touchdowns. He received Houston Chronicle Offensive Player of the Year, and State Championship game MVP honors, after rushing for 246 yards.

He was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and committed to play football at Texas Christian University, turning down offers from Alabama, Texas and Texas A&M.[1][2]

College career

Anderson accepted a football scholarship from Texas Christian University. As a true freshman, he appeared in 11 games, tallying 27 carries for 229 yards (third on the team) and an 8.5-yard average. Against the University of Texas, he had 103 rushing yards and scored his first career touchdown on a 70-yard run.

As a sophomore, he appeared in 11 games (3 starts), leading the team with 128 carries for 768 yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. He ranked third in the conference with 6.0 yards per carry. He was on pace for a 1,000 rushing yard season, until being injured in the tenth game against the University of Oklahoma. He had 26 carries for 160 yards, 3 touchdowns and 4 receptions for 41 yards against Oklahoma State University.

As a junior, he appeared in 11 games, missing the last 2 contests with an injury. He was second on the team behind Sewo Olonilua, with 124 carries for 598 yards (4.8-yard avg.). He had 12 carries for 154 yards against Ohio State University.

As a senior, he led the team with 823 yards (5.5-yard avg.) and 6 rushing touchdowns. He had a career-high 179 yards and 2 touchdowns against Purdue University. He posted 161 and 115 rushing yards in games against SMU and the University of Kansas.

He played in the 2020 Senior Bowl, recording 43 rushing yards, 87 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.[3]

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Anderson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2020 NFL Draft on April 27.[4] He was waived on September 4, 2020.[5]

Indianapolis Colts

On September 8, 2020, Anderson was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.[6] He was elevated to the active roster on January 3 and January 8, 2021, for the team's week 17 and wild card playoff games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[7][8] On January 10, 2021, Anderson signed a reserve/futures contract with the Colts.[9] He was waived on August 17.[10]

Houston Texans

On December 15, 2021, Anderson was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on January 11, 2022.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Darius Anderson, 2016 All-purpose back - Rivals.com". n.rivals.com. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Eberts, Wescott (2016-01-20). "Texas RB target Darius Anderson commits to TCU". Burnt Orange Nation. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Top performers from the 2020 Senior Bowl". Cards Wire. 2020-01-26. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Eatman, Nick (April 27, 2020). "15 Undrafted Rookies Agree to Join 2020 Class". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  5. ^ Phillips, Rob (September 4, 2020). "2019 Draft Pick Among Four More Cowboys Waived". DallasCowboys.com.
  6. ^ "Practice Squad Moves: Colts Sign RB Darius Anderson & TE Charlie Taumoepeau; Release TE Xavier Grimble". www.colts.com. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  7. ^ Hickey, Kevin (January 3, 2021). "Colts place RB Jordan Wilkins on COVID-19 list". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Colts Elevate RB Darius Anderson, T Jared Veldheer To Active Roster". www.colts.com. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  9. ^ "Colts Announce Two Extensions, 16 Reserve/Future Contracts". Colts.com. January 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Colts Make Initial Roster Cuts, Training Camp Roster Now At 85 Players". Colts.com. August 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (12-15-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. December 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (1-11-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. January 11, 2022.