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On Anderson: Returning starting weakside (WILL) linebacker in his fourth year in the program ... According to Coach Brown, "a very reliable and valuable player" who has a chance to be an All-Atlantic 10 performer ... Excellent pass defender ... Can pile up tackles in bunches ... Has worked to improve run defense ... Smart player who performs well in the classroom and has earned several academic awards ... Switched to No. 2 as a senior from No. 29 as a tribute to his late childhood friend and high school teammate Billy Gaines, who passed away in June 2003. Gaines wore No. 2 as a youth and in high school before wearing No. 29 in his career at the University of Pittsburgh ... Transferred to UMass from Vanderbilt prior to the 2003 season.
As a Redshirt Junior In 2005: Named to 2005 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team ... Named UMass' Fall Scholar-Athlete ... Starting weakside WILL linebacker, who finished second on the team in tackles with 62, 17 solo and 45 assisted ... Made 9.0 tackles for a loss of 35 yards ... Had 2.5 sacks for 14 yards ... Finished the year with six tackles including career-best two sacks, two TFLs and a forced fumble at Hofstra (11/19) ... Equaled career-high 11 tackles at Army (11/12) for career-high 4.0 TFLs for 8 yards ... Four tackles and second-career fumble recovery at Delaware (11/5) ... Career-high 11 tackles vs. New Hampshire (10/29) including TFL ... Six tackles including a half-sack at Maine (10/22) ... Six tackles and a TFL vs. No. 4 James Madison (10/15) ... Tied for team-lead with seven tackles vs. Northeastern (10/8), including 0.5 TFL and his 100th career tackle as UMass held NU to just 72 total yards ... Three tackles including 0.5 for loss vs. Rhode Island (9/24) ... Started and made four tackles with one TFL for five yards vs. Albany (9/17) ... Made four tackles in start at Richmond (9/1).
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
As A Freshman In 2002 (at Vanderbilt): Did not play in any games, spent redshirt season on scout team as a running back.
Before College: Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter as a linebacker and fullback at Urbana High School in Ijamsville, Md. ... Led team to undefeated records and state titles during each of his seasons ... As a senior captain in 2001, set a school record with 183 total tackles, in addition to rushing for 473 yards ... Totaled 22 tackles in 2001 playoff game against Seneca, while scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime ... Led team with 156 total tackles during the 2000 season ... Two-time Associated Press All-State selection at linebacker ... Also a two time All-Region and All-District selection, while earning All-Metro honors from the Washington Post ... Maryland Big 33 All-Star nominee and Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star selection ... 2001 Maryland Distinguished Honor Scholar and National Scholar-Athlete Award nominee ... Member of National Honor Society... Listed in Who's Who Among High School Students and Athletes.
Personal: Bradley Scott Anderson ... Born February 1, 1984, in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Ronald and Patty Anderson ... Father played football and basketball at Western Maryland College ... Brother of Rachel, Stephen and Gregory ... Brother Stephen is attending the United State Military Prep School and will continue on to play football at West Point ... Plays in honor of late youth and high school teammate Billy Gaines, who passed away in June 2003 ... Earned his bachelor's degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management in 2006 and is attending graduate school at UMass to pursue a Master's Degree in Hotel Management.
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