Jamaal Anderson
Anderson during his tenure with the Atlanta Falcons
No. 98, 90, 92
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1986-02-06) February 6, 1986 (age 35)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:282 lb (128 kg)
Career information
High school:Little Rock (AR) Parkview
College:Arkansas
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:132
Sacks:7.5
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jamaal Anderson (born February 6, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons eighth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.

Anderson also played for the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, and Chicago Bears.

College career

Jamaal was originally a wide receiver for Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, when the Razorbacks, switched him to defensive end when Anthony Brown was injured during Anderson's sophomore season.

Anderson instantly hit it off at his new position change. Anderson recorded 17.5 quarterback sacks in his time at Arkansas, with those sacks going for minus 128 yards. He also recorded 130 tackles, with 84 solos. He had 32 stops for losses of 167 yards. He had 35 quarterback pressures, 8 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 20 starts. Anderson chose to forgo his senior season at Arkansas, and entered the NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+38 in
(1.97 m)
279 lb
(127 kg)
3358 978 4.75 s 1.59 s 2.73 s 4.22 s 6.88 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
22 reps
Values were taken at Pro Day.[1][2]

Atlanta Falcons

Anderson was drafted with the 8th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2007 NFL Draft. The pick used to select Anderson was previously acquired from the Houston Texans in a trade that sent Matt Schaub to Houston. Anderson earned the position of Falcons' starting right defensive end during training camp and started 15 regular season games. He finished the 2007 season with 30 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 3 pass defenses, and 0 quarterback sacks.

Anderson recorded his first sack against Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton on October 12, 2008. He finished the 2008 season with 27 tackles, and two sacks. He moved to defensive tackle after a few games in 2009 due to injuries to the Falcons defensive line and his struggles at end.

On July 29, 2011, he was released by Atlanta.[3]

Indianapolis Colts

On August 1, 2011, Anderson signed with the Indianapolis Colts. In a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 25, 2011, Anderson recovered a Ben Roethlisberger fumble caused by Dwight Freeney and returned it 47 yards for his first NFL touchdown.

Cincinnati Bengals

Anderson signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on March 23, 2012,[4] and was released on July 10, 2013.[5]

Chicago Bears

Anderson signed with the Chicago Bears on July 25, 2013 for a one-year deal.[6] He was released on August 17, 2013.[7]

NFL statistics

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2007 ATL 16 30 26 4 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2008 ATL 15 27 24 3 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2009 ATL 13 27 17 10 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2010 ATL 16 21 16 5 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 IND 15 24 12 12 3.0 0 1 47 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 CIN 2 3 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 77 132 96 36 7.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10

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References

  1. ^ "Jamaal Anderson". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jamaal Anderson prospect profile". NFL. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007.
  3. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando. "Falcons release former first-rounders Anderson, Jenkins". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  4. ^ Bengals scoop up Jamaal Anderson
  5. ^ Bengals release Jamaal Anderson
  6. ^ "Bears sign Anderson with Ellis retiring". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  7. ^ Sessler, Marc (August 17, 2013). "Jamaal Anderson cut after short Chicago Bears stint". NFL.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "Jamaal Anderson Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved March 5, 2014.