Maurice Anderson
No. 78, 75
Position:DT / OL / DL
Personal information
Born: (1975-01-19) January 19, 1975 (age 47)
Nottoway County, Virginia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Nottoway (VA)
College:Virginia
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com

Maurice Anderson (born January 19, 1975) is a former American football lineman who played two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Colorado Crush and Los Angeles Avengers. He played college football at the University of Virginia. He was also a member of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He also played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. He was a member of the New England Patriots team that won Super Bowl XXXVI.

Early years

Anderson played defensive end at Nottoway High School in Nottoway County, Virginia and was named all-state and all-region in his junior and senior years.[1]

College career

Anderson was a four-year letterman for the Virginia Cavaliers of the University of Virginia. He finished his career with 106 tackles and five sacks.[1]

Professional career

New England Patriots

Anderson was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 25, 2000. He was released by the Patriots on August 28, 2000.[1]

New York Jets

Anderson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on August 29, 2000.[1] He was re-signed to a one-year deal by the Jets on March 27, 2001.[2] He was released by the Jets on September 3, 2001.[3]

New England Patriots

Anderson was signed to the Patriots practice squad on October 16, 2001.[4] He was re-signed on February 11, 2002.[5] He was released by the Patriots on September 1, 2002 and signed to the Patriots' practice squad on September 3.[6][7] Anderson was on the practice squad when the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI.[1]

Miami Dolphins

Anderson was signed by the Miami Dolphins on January 28, 2003.[8]

Amsterdam Admirals

Anderson was allocated to NFL Europe by the Miami Dolphins on January 31, 2003. He played for the Amsterdam Admirals.[9] He was released by the Dolphins on August 29, 2003.[10]

Colorado Crush

Anderson spent the 2005 season with the Colorado Crush.

Los Angeles Avengers

Anderson spent the 2006 season with the Los Angeles Avengers.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "75 Maurice Anderson DT". patriots.com. Archived from the original on November 30, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Jets , Five Re-signed". kffl.com. March 27, 2001. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Jets , Defensive Line Notes". kffl.com. September 3, 2001. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Patriots , Practice Squad Moves". kffl.com. October 16, 2001. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Patriots , Roster Additions". kffl.com. February 11, 2002. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Patriots , Anderson Released". kffl.com. September 1, 2002. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Patriots , Anderson To the Practice Squad". kffl.com. September 3, 2002. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Dolphins , Dolphins Sign DT Anderson". kffl.com. January 28, 2003. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Dolphins , Anderson Off To Europe". kffl.com. January 31, 2003. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Dolphins , Anderson Released". kffl.com. August 29, 2003. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.