Brandon Anderson
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth: Dublin, Virginia
Career information
College: Akron
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2009)*
Career highlights and awards
* ArenaBowl champion (2012)
Games played     3
Stats at
Tackles     56
INTs     2
Pass deflections     11
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Brandon Anderson (born December 10, 1985) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Akron.

Anderson was also a member of the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early life

Anderson attended Pulaski County High School in Dublin, Virginia.[1] While at Pulaski, Anderson played football, basketball and ran track & field. As a member of the football team, Anderson played both running back and defensive back.

After Pulaski, Anderson attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.[2][3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Brandon Anderson
Dublin, Virginia Hargrave Military Academy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 4.4 Dec 26, 2004 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (CB)   Rivals: -- (CB), -- (VA)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Anderson chose to attend the University of Akron, accepting a football scholarship from the Zips on December 26, 2004.[4] Anderson also received scholarship offers from Memphis and Central Florida.

College career

In 2005 as a freshman, Anderson recorded 22 tackles and one interception playing as a special teams player and reserve defensive back[5] In 2006, he returned 11 kickoffs for 157 yards with a long of 28 yards. Recorded 27 tackles and one interception. He also forced a fumble.[5] He recorded 17 tackles and one sack in 2007. His senior year, he returned one kickoff for 17 yards. Had a career high 42 tackles and had one interception. During his college career, he recorded 108 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions.[5]

Professional career


Prior to the 2009 NFL Draft, Anderson was projected to be undrafted by He was rated as the 79th-best cornerback in the draft. Anderson averaged 4.42 on his 40-yard dash, but ran a 4.34 on his fastest attempt.[6] He was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, he posted the following numbers during his Akron pro-day workouts:

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10 in 175 lb 4.42 s 1.54 s 2.53 s 34 in 10 ft 3 in

Indianapolis Colts

Anderson signed with the Indianapolis Colts after going undrafted.

Cleveland Browns

Anderson was a practice squad member of the Cleveland Browns in 2009.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Anderson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. After a season on the practice squad, the Buccaneers dressed Anderson for 3 games in 2010, where he did not record any statistics.

San Jose SaberCats

In January 2012, Anderson signed with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.[7]

Chicago Rush

Anderson was assigned to the Chicago Rush for the 2013 season, but was placed on recallable reassignment by the Rush before the season began.

Cleveland Gladiators

Two days after the Rush placed Anderson on recallable reassignment, he was claimed by the Cleveland Gladiators. Anderson played the 2013 season with the Gladiators. He was reassigned on November 21, 2013.

Anderson now lives at home with his parents and works with youth of Pulaski County in Virginia.


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